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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:
Clive Riche ...
Katja Anton ...
Pietro Genuardi ...
Patrizia Punzo ...
Stefano Masciarelli ...
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 | 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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,459, 28 April 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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1.66 : 1
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The English translation of Dellamorte Dellamore is 'Of death, of love.' See more »


When the "fly" lands on the dead girl's face, the monofilament line attached to it is visible. See more »


[talking on telephone with Franco]
Francesco Dellamorte: How's everything in your life? How are dear Mara and Cinzia? Eh? Heh heh heh... Mmm. You know, I sometimes wonder if you actually exist, Franco... Yeah... I mean, you do have a wife and daughter, don't you?... Uh heh heh... I only ask, 'cause I sometimes think I made you all up.
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Performed by Ozzy Osbourne
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One of the most incredible and overlooked films ever made.
4 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

Dellamorte Dellamore (aka Cemetery Man) is one of those ingenious, creative movies that appear once in a blue moon and is virtually unrecognized. It tells the story of a cemetery caretaker's troubled life and descent into madness, while at the same time, trying to rid himself of the zombies that rise from the ground after burial. Featuring Rupert Everett giving one of the best performances in cinematic history, Dellamorte Dellamore is a unique blend of humor, horror, and romance into a gothic art-house flick. This movie is proof that American film-makers have a lot to learn.

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