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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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Gianluigi Chirizzi ... Mark (as Gian Luigi Chirizzi)
Simone Mattioli ... James
... Leslie (as Antonietta Antinori)
Roberto Caporali ... George
... Michael (as Peter Bark)
Claudio Zucchet ... Nicholas (as Claudio Zucchett)
Anna Valente ... Kathryn
... Professor (as Renato Barbieri)
... 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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Was based on the prophecy of the black spider. See more »

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During the opening credits, several cars are seen driving along a winding two-lane road through the countryside. Several shots are POV from the passenger seat of one of the cars, with the steering wheel shown clearly on the left-hand side of the car, normal for left-hand drive. Yet the cars are all driving on the left ("wrong") side of the road, as though they are in the UK. When the cars pull up to the villa, we can clearly see an Italian number plate on the white Mercedes, so we know the scene is set in Italy (if the amphitheater ruins in the prologue weren't clue enough). See more »

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A scary zombie movie
26 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

'The Nights Of Terror' (which is its real English name) is one of the more forgotten Italian Zombie-flicks that they were churning out like madmen in the early eighties. The story is simple but effective, three couples is arriving at a remote villa where a Professor Ayres is going to announce something which have to do with the way we are looking at death. However, as we could see before the credits the good professor is dead and the dead is rising from an old Etruscan cemetery just outside the villa. Apart from some brief sex-scenes when the couples arrive at the house, the whole movie is a long chase between the zombies and their potential victims. What makes this movie worth watching is the fact that it's trying to be a real horror-movie witch creaking doors, old cemeteries and a fair bit of suspense. In fact, most of the movie almost feels like Blind Dead-movie (especially as the zombies use various tools to kill their victims). The zombie make-up by Gino De Rossi and Rosario Prestopino is impressing; instead of the tired Savini-blue-in-the-face make-up the zombies look genuinely scary.

Of course it's not without faults, the dubbing is terrible and the dialogue is laughable. Who can ever forget Professor Ayres' line when the zombies are attacking him (No! I'm your friend!), or the weird Michael (Mama, this cloth smells of death). To summarize it, this movie is like a Lucio Fulci movie with an Amando De Ossorio script and Jess Franco characters.


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