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Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)

Le notti del terrore (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 10 December 1985 (USA)
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A professor opens a crypt and reanimates rotten zombies. The zombies attack a jet-set-group which is celebrating a party in a villa nearby...

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Andrea Bianchi

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Piero Regnoli (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Karin Well ... Janet
Gianluigi Chirizzi Gianluigi Chirizzi ... Mark (as Gian Luigi Chirizzi)
Simone Mattioli Simone Mattioli ... James
Antonella Antinori ... Leslie (as Antonietta Antinori)
Roberto Caporali Roberto Caporali ... George
Pietro Barzocchini ... Michael (as Peter Bark)
Claudio Zucchet Claudio Zucchet ... Nicholas (as Claudio Zucchett)
Anna Valente Anna Valente ... Kathryn
Raimondo Barbieri ... Professor (as Renato Barbieri)
Mariangela Giordano ... Evelyn (as Maria Angela Giordan)
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Professor Ayres discovers a secret in an ancient stone and when he opens a crypt, he revives zombies that kill him. He had invited three couples to visit him in his manor to reveal his discovery. However, they never get around to meeting the professor. Out of the blue, the zombies attack them and they seek shelter in the mansion. The creatures put the manor under siege while they protect themselves trying to survive to the horde of zombies. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When the moon turns red, the dead shall rise! See more »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burial Ground See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was based on the prophecy of the black spider. See more »

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(At around 9 minutes and 50 seconds) a man and woman are having sex. The man clearly has a mustache. Seconds later the same man's mustache is gone. See more »

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James: You look just like a little whore, but I like that in a girl.
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"The earth shall tremble, graves shall open, they shall come among the living as messengers of death and there shall be the nigths of terror." 'Profecy of the Black Spider' See more »

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The DVD releases from Shriek Show and Italian Shock are both missing a brief 4-second shot of a man turning around and falling back against a shutter. See more »

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More irresistible zombie trash
24 January 2004 | by aschepler2See all my reviews

BURIAL GROUND: THE NIGHTS OF TERROR (1980) *** Karin Well, Gianluigi Chirizzi, Simone Mattioli. As any fan of the genre knows, there are only two plots in zombie movies. One is where humans bring the zombies to life, either intentionally or unintentionally, through evil scientific experiments or toxic chemical spills. The other is where someone unwittingly summons or awakens the dead, as in this film. Here, an archaeologist goes poking around in an ancient Etruscan tomb, and after banging his hammer on one of the walls a few times, the place is suddenly lousy with hungry, flesh-eating zombies. In the film's most notorious scene, "little" Michael (played by twenty-something actor Peter Bark) decides to make a move on his own mother (Mariangela Giordano). Thankfully, mom shoots him down, but when the boy later becomes a zombie (you saw that coming, right?), he lives out his incestuous fantasies in a most peculiar way. You'll have to see it to believe it. Burial Ground is one of the more entertaining zombie films.


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