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 »


After Evelyn has "killed" the zombie in the bathroom that is eating her son, she leaves the zombie body leaning on the bathtub, its mouth and eyes wide open. When after Evelyn has told the others about it, when one examines the bodies again later, the zombie's mouth is completely shut. See more »


Michael: [after making sexual advances on his mother] What's wrong? I'm your son!
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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 »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Alucarda (2009) See more »

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Peter Bark saved my life.
2 May 2007 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

OK, for those who don't know who Peter Bark is, but have seen this film, he is the strange little boy who looks like a man (and actually was an adult too- we hope). Every time I get down and depressed and want to end it all, I put this movie in and I am reminded of how good life is when films like "Burial Ground: Nights of Terror" are available to me. So Peter Bark, if you are out there and are reading this...thank you. Watching you suckle the breast of your on screen mother is absolutely divine...

Come on everyone, together..."Peter Bark, Peter Bark, Peter Bark...!" There are those who will totally get it, and all others can go rent "The Grudge: Part 10". Me, I'm just a "Burial Ground" kind of guy...

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