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

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  10 December 1985 (USA)
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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...



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


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

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Filmed on location at a real castle. See more »


Janet's hairstyle changes continuously throughout the film, even between the shots in some scenes. See more »


Mark: You're getting a raise out of me alright, but it has nothing to do with money.
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"The earth shall tremble, graves shall open, they shall come among the living as messengers of death and there shall be the nigths of terror." 'Profecy of the Black Spider' See more »


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This is what zombie movies are all about
23 February 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Burial Ground is one of the sleaziest, goriest, and weirdest movies I have ever seen. And I love it! The reason why it all works is because of the crazy and trippy atmosphere around it all. The music (If you can call it that) fits perfectly and the zombie makeup is one of the best I've ever seen. The story makes no sense whatsoever, but that's the way I like it. The movie doesn't spend much time fooling around. It gets right to the point, which is the blood and gore.

Also the movie has one of the most spaced out characters in the history of cinema. I'm talking about the young boy named Michael. Only he's not actually played by a little boy. He's actually played by an adult who looks like a ghost.

If you like Italian zombie movies than this is your wet dream. I highly recommend this to anyone interested exploitation.

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