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Cemetery of Terror (1985)

Cementerio del terror (original title)
A professor suspects that a vicious killer may have discovered a way to return from the grave and continue his violent spree. His fears are proved true when a group of teenagers decide to ... See full summary »

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Hugo Stiglitz ...
Dr. Cardan (as Hugo Stieglitz)
José Gómez Parcero ...
Devlon
Bety Robles ...
Mujer 1
Leo Villanueva ...
Official Pineda
Raúl Meraz ...
Captain Ancira
René Cardona III ...
Oscar
Servando Manzetti ...
Jorge (as Cervando Manzetti)
Andrés García Jr. ...
Pedro
María Rebeca ...
Anita
César Adrian Sanchez ...
Raúl
Lili Zoto ...
Madre de Anita y Raúl
Eduardo Capetillo ...
Tony
Mineko Mori ...
Vicky
Usi Velasco ...
Usi
César Velasco ...
César
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A professor suspects that a vicious killer may have discovered a way to return from the grave and continue his violent spree. His fears are proved true when a group of teenagers decide to pull a Halloween prank by stealing the killer's body from the morgue. When the teens recite an incantation from an old magic book over the corpse, it begins to come back to life, along with all of the bodies from the nearby cemetery. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Booze, Babes, and Black Magic
24 December 2006 | by (Juarez, Mexico) – See all my reviews

The premise is tried and true. A group of young people break into an old and spooky abandoned house looking for nothing less than a good time. Just a night of booze, babes, boom box, and, of course, black magic. They, naturally, end up waking a dormant evil force which proceeds to terrorize and kill anyone drinking, fornicating, or trespassing in its lair.

Sound familiar yet? It should. It's been the plot to countless other horror films including Night of the Demons, The Evil Dead, and Hell Night. Now add Cemetery of Terror to the list.

I think this movie ranks up their with its contemporaries, though. It utilizes all the best techniques of a certified 80s horror gem. It's got plenty of blood and carnage, good plot, great atmosphere, and takes place on that wonderful horror movie time of the year: Halloween. The evil antagonist in this film is a superbly terrifying super-human Satanic slasher named Devlon who could easily give Michael Myers a run for his money. I don't recall Mikey selling his should to Satan, after all. And, as if Devlon wasn't enough for you, throw in a Necronomicon-type book which summons an army of zombies into the mix. Because what good is a spooky old cemetery in a horror film if you're not going to use it?

Made for Mexican audiences and filmed in Texas,this movie is definitely worth looking into if you are a fan of all-out 80s slasher gore fun. It effortlessly compares with a lot of great American horror trash cinema classics. So bring on the booze, babes, boom box, and black magic and let's party!


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