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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.

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(as Giovanni Romoli), (novel)
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Gnaghi
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She
Mickey Knox ...
Marshall Straniero
Fabiana Formica ...
Valentina Scanarotti
Clive Riche ...
Doctor Verseci
Katja Anton ...
Claudio's Girlfriend
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Magda
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Pietro Genuardi ...
New Mayor Civardi
Patrizia Punzo ...
Claudio's Mother
Stefano Masciarelli ...
Mayor Scanarotti
Vito Passeri ...
1st Returner
Alessandro Zamattio ...
Claudio
Renato Donis ...
She's Husband
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Storyline

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!!!

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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

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26 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$253,969 (USA)
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The mysterious floating lights that hover around Dellamorte and She as they are kissing upon the grave are suppose to be ignis fatuus (which means fool's fire). It's a naturally occurring fire-like light sometimes seen during twilight in swampy areas. See more »

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During the scenes where characters are being bitten by the "returners", make-up lines are clearly visible on their skin around the bites. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Scanarotti: By keeping things the same, we can change more effectively.
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References Zombi 3 (1988) See more »

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Hadi Bakalim
Performed by Sezen Aksu
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An Italian masterpiece
31 December 2003 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

Michel Soavi's incredible Italian horror film is one of the BEST horror films ever made. It is made with obvious love and affection and respect for the genre and it delivers in every department.

It is also a story about an improbable friendship that is moving and real.

It is surreal, bloody, beautiful, brutal and extremely well acted and photographed.

Rupert Everett is the caretaker of a cemetery where the dead don't stay dead. He has his hands full dealing with the recently returned and the undead love of his life.

Words can not do justice to the magic of this movie or the impression it leaves.

If you believe in the magic of cinema and are willing to embrace fantasy in its purest form, open yourself up to DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE.




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