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The Curse of the Screaming Dead (1982)

Unrated | | Horror
A group of Southern deer hunters stop at a church graveyard in the woods. Their activities arouse the corpses of long-dead Confederate soldiers, who attack them.



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Credited cast:
Steve Sandkuhler ...
Christopher Gummer ...
Rebecca Bach ...
Judy Dixon ...
Jim Ball ...
Bumb Roberts ...
Deputy Franklin
Captain Matthew Mahler
Richard Ruxton ...
Police Captain Hal Fritz
Mimi Ishikawa ...
Blind Kiyomi
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A group of six friends are out in the rural south on a deer hunt (even though one of the six is blind), when they start hearing strange noises coming from the woods. An investigation of the sounds leads them to an old Confederate graveyard, which suddenly begins sprouting Rebel zombies. Like the living dead in every other movie, these zombies are hungry for human flesh, and soon set to chowing down on the hapless hunters. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Curse of the Cannibal Confederates  »

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Lloyd Kaufman considers this film to be one of the five worst movies in the Troma library. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Last House on the Left (2012) See more »

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"You can't polish a turd"
29 November 2000 | by (sydney,NSW,Australia) – See all my reviews

This film was originally released as Curse of the Screaming Dead then Troma picked it up and rebadged it Curse of the Cannibal Confederates. I bought both videos. Both are bad.

What is interesting is how a company like Troma repackages the film. They re-edit the film placing zombie footage from later in the film in place of the original front titles, and anywhere else the film seems a little slow. Unfortunately the zombie footage isn't good.

It also appears that they play entire reels in a different order. A recipe for disaster in most films but in this one you really can't tell.

Both films are bad and no amount of re-editing could save it.

I don't recommend watching these films back to back or at all, but if you must, do what I did, watch them simultaneously and marvel at the futility of it all.

I think the only positive thing about this film is it was made by a group of people who weren't filmmakers (it appears) but just a bunch of friends, more power to you.

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