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

 -  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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Karin Well ...
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Gianluigi Chirizzi ...
Mark (as Gian Luigi Chirizzi)
Simone Mattioli ...
James
Antonella Antinori ...
Leslie (as Antonietta Antinori)
Roberto Caporali ...
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Peter Bark ...
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Claudio Zucchet ...
Nicholas (as Claudio Zucchett)
Anna Valente ...
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Raimondo Barbieri ...
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Mariangela Giordano ...
Evelyn (as Maria Angela Giordan)
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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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The workshop seen in the film's climax was also used in Dario Argento's Inferno. See more »

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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 »

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Prof. Ayres: [to an attacking zombie] No, stay back! I'm your friend!
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One of my favorite zombie movies!
25 September 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Wow! This movie is awesome. I love it. "Burial Ground" is over an hour of the best non-stop zombie action I've ever seen. There's a brief attack at the very beginning on some professor, a few obligatory sex scenes in which we meet the main characters, and then before you know it, the zombies are attacking in full force. No explanation is given for the zombies, but none is needed. This movie is all about the gore effects. The zombies are very cool-looking, and I especially liked the repeated skull-crushing effect done to them. These zombies are tough too, able to throw knives, use a battering ram, and even operate power tools. I'd sure hate to go up against a horde of the undead with that level of technical ability. Fortunately, unlike many other characters in zombie movies, the good guys here aren't stupid. They know to go for the head and do so every time.

The whole subplot of the Oedipal son played by a midget is a bit creepy and ends very gruesomely, but I didn't let that distract me from the real focus. "Burial Ground" obviously borrows from "Zombi", even having the same make-up/effects artists from the Fulci classic. However, I must say I liked "Burial Ground" more than "Zombi". Faster pacing (I barely noticed the 90 minute run time), more zombie for your buck, and creepier setting in the abandoned mansion and nearby abbey. 9/10


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