MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 31,964 this week

Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
"Le notti del terrore" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  10 December 1985 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 2,933 users  
Reviews: 162 user | 73 critic

A professor opens a crypt and reanimates rotten zombies. The zombies attack a jet-set-group which is celebrating a party in a villa nearby...

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Emmy Awards 2014

We have the winners, photos and more in our 2014 Emmys section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 27 Oct 2010
 
a list of 25 titles
created 09 Feb 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 18 Feb 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 10 Sep 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)

Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The members of an expedition in search for the last faithful of Kito, the cannibal god, land on a small island in the Moluccas (East Indies) and are soon hunted by cannibals and zombies, ... See full summary »

Director: Marino Girolami
Stars: Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale, Franca Stoppi
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from the grave.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio
Zombie (1979)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Strangers looking for a woman's father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Stars: Margit Evelyn Newton, Franco Garofalo, Selan Karay
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In New York, Dr. Norman Boyle assumes the research about Dr. Freudstein of his colleague Dr. Petersen, who committed suicide after killing his mistress. Norman heads to Boston with his wife... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni
The Beyond (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale
Zombi 3 (1988)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is recovered by the US military, the corpse is cremated, unintentionally releasing the virus/bacteria into the atmosphere over a ... See full summary »

Directors: Lucio Fulci, Claudio Fragasso, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Deran Sarafian, Beatrice Ring, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi
FleshEater (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A group of college students on an overnite hayride come across a group of maneating zombies. They must fight for their lives while trying to escape and warn the authorities.

Director: S. William Hinzman
Stars: S. William Hinzman, John Mowod, Leslie Ann Wick
Massacre (1989)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Director: Andrea Bianchi
Stars: Gino Concari, Patrizia Falcone, Silvia Conti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Karin Well ...
Janet
Gianluigi Chirizzi ...
Mark (as Gian Luigi Chirizzi)
Simone Mattioli ...
James
Antonella Antinori ...
Leslie (as Antonietta Antinori)
Roberto Caporali ...
George
Peter Bark ...
Michael
Claudio Zucchet ...
Nicholas (as Claudio Zucchett)
Anna Valente ...
Kathryn
Raimondo Barbieri ...
Professor (as Renato Barbieri)
Mariangela Giordano ...
Evelyn (as Maria Angela Giordan)
Edit

Storyline

Professor Ayres discovers a secret in an ancient stone and when he opens a crypt, he revives zombies that kill him. He had invited three couples to visit him in his manor to reveal his discovery. However, they never get around to meeting the professor. Out of the blue, the zombies attack them and they seek shelter in the mansion. The creatures put the manor under siege while they protect themselves trying to survive to the horde of zombies. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

professor | crypt | mansion | party | siege | See more »

Taglines:

When the moon turns red, the dead shall rise! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Burial Ground  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed on location at a real castle. See more »

Goofs

When two characters are passionately kissing by the fountain, the woman notices a hand coming out of the dirt from a flowerpot. The small branches and leaves wrapped around this zombie's hand change in every shot. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Ayres: [to an attacking zombie] No, stay back! I'm your friend!
See more »

Crazy Credits

"The earth shall tremble, graves shall open, they shall come among the living as messengers of death and there shall be the nights of terror." 'Prophecy of the Black Spider' See more »

Connections

Edited into Cent une tueries de zombies (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Decent Italian Zombie Sleaze-Fest
21 September 2005 | by (St. John's Abortion Clinic) – See all my reviews

BURIAL GROUND is a pretty good entry in the zombie-genre. Long story short: old man digs around in tomb, awakens zombies who then terrorize vacationers at a villa...pretty standard stuff. There are a few decent gore scenes but nothing too out of the ordinary. The zombies tend to be a little more intelligent in BURIAL GROUND than in other films of the era. At one point the zombies band together and use a battering ram to break down a door. The strangest thing to note in BURIAL GROUND is the performance by Peter Bark (a twenty something year-old, really short man) as Michael (a pre-teen boy). The dynamic between Michael and his mother is very odd, to say the least, and results in a very strange end to the film. All-in-all a pretty entertaining zombie film, definitely worth a look. 8/10


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
U.S. theatrical trailer or TV Spots? bigrudedude87
Does anyone have a Shriek Show DVD that works?? flamingyouth76
FULCI ripoff? metallican00
Events After the Movie Ends... Colonel-T
What was the deal with Michael??? spectrevision
The castle jeansebastienproulx

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?