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12 December 1985 (Mexico) See more »
A professor suspects that a vicious killer may have discovered a way to return from the grave and continue his violent spree... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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
Erika Buenfil ... Lena
Jacqueline Castro ... Mariana
Edna Bolkan ... Olivia
Leonardo Noriega ... Padre de Usi y César
Martha Ofelia Galindo ... Madre de Usi y César (as Marta Galindo)
Isaac Chavira ... Niño 1
José Gómez ... Niño 2
Alfredo Ibáñez ... Empleado Morgue 1
Luis Godinez ... Muerto
Pablo Godinez ... Muerto
Virginia Garcia ... Muerto
Gabriela Garcia ... Muerto
Lorenza Garcia ... Muerto
Ricardo Serrano ... Muerto
Santiago Galindo ... Muerto
Alfonso Cervera ... Muerto
Francisco Adel ... Muerto
Adrián Vargas ... Muerto
Mauricio Chico ... Muerto

Directed by
Rubén Galindo Jr. 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rubén Galindo Jr. 

Produced by
Raúl Galindo .... producer
Rodolfo Galindo .... executive producer
Original Music by
Chucho Zarzosa 
Cinematography by
Rosalío Solano 
Film Editing by
Carlos Savage 

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Also Known As:
"Cementerio del terror" - Mexico (original title)
"Cemetery of Terror" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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USA:88 min
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Featured in Enemigos a muerte (1985)See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Mexican Horror Gem, 7 November 2006
Author: Luis Garcia from United States

Forget all the commentaries trashing this movie. This here is a Mexican horror classic. Ask yourself this, how many terrible American horror movies are out there? Gimme a break. Mexican films usually have low budgets, don't go big time on the silver screen or gain huge notoriety around the world. Especially not in the horror genre. Name a Mexican horror film. Just one. Exactly. Horror films aren't meant to win Oscars unless it's intelligent like Rosemary's Baby. This is just a fun film to watch. C'mon, it's 80s horror! That means tight blue jeans, white sneakers, horny teens getting killed, silly hairdos and wardrobe! Sleepaway Camp is one of the champs in this area.

The plot is 3 college females are asked by their boyfriends to attend a flashy high profile party and they are tricked into going to an abandoned house on a cemetery on Halloween night. They find a book and decide to steal a corpse which happens to be of a demonic murderer who happens to be the owner of the book. They reanimate the corpse through a spell and all hell breaks loose.

This film has elements from Halloween:The demonic killer was attended to by the doctor which is after him and is rebellious towards cops and never fails to talk about how the killer is the devil and must be stopped. Very Mexican Halloween. It doesn't hurt that the movie is on Halloween as well. The only problem here is that Hugo Stiglitz should've been the demonic killer. Ha ha. I love Hugo Stiglitz, he's one of my favorites and has a hell of a voice and presence, but he's known to play villains not heroes. It has an Evil Dead element in that they find a book of dead just like the Necronomicon and wakes the demons in the cemetery. These are the 2 movies that the movie combines into a great formula.

The cast like any horror movie in any country isn't all that great.The teens cast in the movie are weak and may spoil some of the fun but Stiglitz is awesome as usual and whether it's a horror or comedy that he's in, he never fails to take his roles seriously. You should see Stiglitz doing comedy movie villains, his level of seriousness is rock solid and he takes this role just as serious. The killer isn't very scary, but the soundtrack is just sweet. It has one of the creepiest piano tunes in all of horror and I remember this movie by that eerie piano tune.

Check this movie out and watch it at night. It's only $7 at Best Buy and it comes with Ladrones de Tumbas (Graverobbers) as a two pack for a cheap price. You might or might not like it, but if you appreciate how the producer wants to entertain you with what he has to work with you won't be disappointed. The movie doesn't rip you off.

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