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Cemetery Man (1994)

Dellamorte Dellamore (original title)
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A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.



(as Giovanni Romoli), (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
François Hadji-Lazaro ...
Mickey Knox ...
Marshall Straniero
Fabiana Formica ...
Valentina Scanarotti
Clive Riche ...
Doctor Verseci
Katja Anton ...
Claudio's Girlfriend
Pietro Genuardi ...
New Mayor Civardi
Patrizia Punzo ...
Claudio's Mother
Stefano Masciarelli ...
Mayor Scanarotti
Vito Passeri ...
1st Returner
Alessandro Zamattio ...
Renato Donis ...
She's Husband


This movie is based on a novel of Tiziano Sclavi, and it always reflects the "sclavian philosophy" diffused by the most succesful comics in Italy: Dylan Dog, the detective of the nightmare. There is the duality between love and dead (in Italian "dellamore" means "of love" and "dellamorte" means "of death"), a duality that Dellamorte feels in a really hard way. He is the guardian of the cemetery of Buffalora, a little town in the north of Italy, in which, we don't know why, corpses rise from tombs and Dellamorte has to destroy them. Dellamorte seems not to ask to himself why this happen, he shoots and loves. But at the end he wants to leave Buffalora... Written by Bruno Iannazzo <iannazzo@cibs.sns.it>

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Zombies, guns, and sex, OH MY!!!


Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for macabre violence and gore, strong sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cemetery Man  »

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)


$253,969 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The ossuary (a crypt for bones) that was used in the film was quite real. Supposedly one of the crew members removed some of the bones from the ossuary during filming, but quickly replaced them the next day claiming to have encountered an angry ghost following the removal of the bones. See more »


The bandage on Dellamorte's shoulder covering his bite wound is visible in some shots and missing in others. See more »


[Francesco almost runs over a bicyclist]
Francesco Dellamorte: Don't worry, I'll get the next one.
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A dream within a dream
10 March 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

For those who don't know Soavi, this guy has directed 25% of Gilliam's "Munchausen". So if you loved the final "Death" sequence, this film features the same imagery - laced with poetry, wit, humor, romance, sheer cinematic beauty, satire, onirism. This is the best Italian fantasy since "Suspiria"by a genius of a director. And if you want something completely different, it's all in here. Michele, where are you ? We need you.

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