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

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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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Right at the end of the film, when the two survivors are trapped in the workshop, the "Prophecy of the Black Spider" appears on the screen, for us to read. However in this prophecy, the word "nights" is wrongly spelled "nigths" and "prophecy" is spelled "profecy." See more »

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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 »

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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


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