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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

Writer:

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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Storyline

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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Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Michael: Mother, this cloth smells of death!
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Crazy Credits

"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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Two words: Accidental Genius
5 August 1999 | by CharlieHearseSee all my reviews

This is one of the most brilliantly funny movies in the history of film. It displays humor that is so complex, and it's so unbelievably fall-on-the-floor-until-you-can-no-longer-breathe-and-your- friends-have-to-dial-9-1-1-but-they-can't-because-they can't-breathe-either-and-you-all-end-up-suffocating-funny that it should not be missed. What's almost as funny are some of the other reviews on this site. People actually admitting to being scared by this unintended laugh fest. The soundtrack is the stuff Academy Award-winning scores are made of. I want to turn that kid who played Michael into a cult hero. I know he's no longer living because I think he had that aging disease. I love the 40 year-old man who dubbed Michael's voice with that soprano-mock-child voice. Paper machet zombies always liven up a film that wears it's no-budget aesthetics proudly on it's sleave. What may be the funniest thing of all is that I own this movie(not the rights, just the video, although I could probably afford the rights.) The blurb on the box says that it's about a "group of jet-setters and a mysterious professor that we don't see too much of." Priceless. This is a rare movie to find at rental stores, but if you look hard enough, it may pop up and your searching efforts will not go unrewarded when you find it. You can trust me on this one. To quote the professor at the beginning, "I'm your friend."


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