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Director Bob Clark shot this film back to back with Dead of Night (1974) as part of a two picture deal. Both films were shot in Florida and featured several of the same cast members.
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The names on the tombstones are the names of various crew members.
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Director Bob Clark was planning to do a remake of "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" in 2007. Tragically though, Clark died in an automobile accident before production plans could get underway.
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The script was written in ten days.
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The tombstones were made out of Styrofoam.
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Stars Alan Ormsby and Anya Ormsby were married at the time of the filming.
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The films Italian title is "L' Assedio dei morti viventi", which translates to "The Siege of the Living Dead".
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Jane Daly was still a senior at the University of Miami when she acted in this film.
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The rundown old house belonged to a popular local photographer in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The 1990 guidebook "Uranian Worlds: A Guide to Alternative Sexuality in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror" by Eric Garber and Lyn Paleo lists this as one of the first horror movies to show positive (though stereotyped) gay male characters who also have an important role in the story. With the help of two gay men made-up as corpses, Alan plays a practical joke on the other characters that frightens them so badly that one wets his pants.
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No zombie rises completely until the last 1/3 of the movie.
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