A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.


Michele Soavi


Tiziano Sclavi (novel), Gianni Romoli (screenplay) (as Giovanni Romoli)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Everett ... Francesco Dellamorte
François Hadji-Lazaro ... Gnaghi
Anna Falchi ... She
Mickey Knox ... Marshall Straniero
Fabiana Formica Fabiana Formica ... Valentina Scanarotti
Clive Riche ... Doctor Verseci
Katja Anton Katja Anton ... Claudio's Girlfriend
Barbara Cupisti ... Magda
Anton Alexander ... Franco
Pietro Genuardi Pietro Genuardi ... New Mayor Civardi
Patrizia Punzo Patrizia Punzo ... Claudio's Mother
Stefano Masciarelli Stefano Masciarelli ... Mayor Scanarotti
Vito Passeri Vito Passeri ... 1st Returner
Alessandro Zamattio Alessandro Zamattio ... Claudio
Renato Donis Renato Donis ... She's Husband


This movie is based on a novel of Tiziano Sclavi, and it always reflects the "sclavian philosophy" diffused by the most succesful comics in Italy: Dylan Dog, the detective of the nightmare. There is the duality between love and dead (in Italian "dellamore" means "of love" and "dellamorte" means "of death"), a duality that Dellamorte feels in a really hard way. He is the guardian of the cemetery of Buffalora, a little town in the north of Italy, in which, we don't know why, corpses rise from tombs and Dellamorte has to destroy them. Dellamorte seems not to ask to himself why this happen, he shoots and loves. But at the end he wants to leave Buffalora... Written by Bruno Iannazzo <iannazzo@cibs.sns.it>

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Zombie graveyard See more »


Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for macabre violence and gore, strong sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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In 2009, the horror website, "A Shot in the Head" chose Anna Falchi's boobs from her nude scenes in this film as #1 on their list of the 'Top Ten Boobs in Horror Movies'. See more »


The wires on the firelights are visible. See more »


[talking on telephone with Franco]
Francesco Dellamorte: How's everything in your life? How are dear Mara and Cinzia? Eh? Heh heh heh... Mmm. You know, I sometimes wonder if you actually exist, Franco... Yeah... I mean, you do have a wife and daughter, don't you?... Uh heh heh... I only ask, 'cause I sometimes think I made you all up.
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Spoofs Jules and Jim (1962) See more »


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Wonderful film.
5 October 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Rupert Everett plays a cemetery caretaker named Francesco Dellamorte.He and his mute sidekick Gnaghi spend most of their evenings shooting zombies in the head,or splitting their skulls in half with the shovel,having to dispatch them again when they tend to rise from the grave after seven days.Rupert falls for a mysterious beautiful young widow(the breathtaking beauty Anna Falchi).After the two of them have sex on her husband's grave,her husband wakes up and takes a bite out of her,sending her to the grave."Cemetery Man" is one of the best Italian horror movies ever made.It's so wonderfully stylish that it truly blew me away.There is plenty of gore to satisfy fans of Italian horror.Highly recommended.Michele Soavi is a genius!

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Release Date:

26 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Arsoli, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,459, 28 April 1996

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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