The Boneyard (1991)

R  |   |  Horror  |  12 June 1991 (USA)
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Children turned into zombies wreak havoc in a coroner's building with just a burned-out psychic, an experienced cop and two coroners to stop the madness.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jersey Callum
Deborah Rose ...
Alley Oates
James Eustermann ...
Gordon Mullin
Denise Young ...
Willie Stratford Jr. ...
Miss Poopinplatz
Robert Yun Ju Ahn ...
Rick Brophy ...
Sallie Middleton Kaltreider ...
Little Ghoul / Dead Girl
Janice Dever ...
Medium Ghoul
Cindy Dollar-Smith ...
Big Ghoul
Michael Haun ...
Brian Ahn ...
Dead Child #2
Jessica Lasher ...
Dead Child #3


Children turned into zombies wreak havoc in a coroner's building with just a burned-out psychic, an experienced cop and two coroners to stop the madness.

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Rated R for zombie violence. | See all certifications »




Release Date:

12 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Maldição do Necrotério  »

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1.85 : 1
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Odd and entertaining comedy/horror

Detective Jersey Callum (Ed Nelson) and his dimwit partner Gordon (Jim Eustermann) coax troubled 300 lb. psychic Alley Oates (Deborah Rose) out of retirement when a series of unexplained homicides start adding up. Clues lead the trio to a mortuary one night where the dead bodies of three Asian children are resurrected into slime-spewing ghouls who trap the principal characters in the basement and go on a gory killing/possession spree.

After a slowwwww start (and a "huh?" flashback that is SUPPOSED to explain things), this really picks up and becomes a nifty little horror comedy with a good sense of humor, attempts at characterization and some surprisingly cool comic book-style FX (like a giant mutant poodle!). Good supporting roles for veteran character actors Nelson, Norman Fell (as a mortician with a ponytail) and Phyllis Diller (as the cranky night desk clerk who transforms into a creature that will make your eyes pop out of your head!). The director also scripted and did the FX for this fun feature.

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