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Cemetery of Terror (1985)

Cementerio del terror (original title)
A group of teens decide to pull a Halloween prank and steal a body from the morgue. Unbeknawnst to them he was a vicious serial killer that worshiped Satan and was promised to live again. A... See full summary »


Rubén Galindo Jr.

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Hugo Stiglitz ... Dr. Cardan (as Hugo Stieglitz)
José Gómez Parcero José Gómez Parcero ... Devlon
Bety Robles Bety Robles ... Mujer 1
Leo Villanueva Leo Villanueva ... Official Pineda
Raúl Meraz Raúl Meraz ... Captain Ancira
René Cardona III ... Oscar
Servando Manzetti Servando Manzetti ... Jorge (as Cervando Manzetti)
Andrés García Jr. Andrés García Jr. ... Pedro
María Rebeca María Rebeca ... Anita
César Adrian Sanchez César Adrian Sanchez ... Raúl
Lili Zoto Lili Zoto ... Madre de Anita y Raúl
Eduardo Capetillo ... Tony
Mineko Mori ... Vicky
Usi Velasco Usi Velasco ... Usi
César Velasco César Velasco ... César


A group of teens decide to pull a Halloween prank and steal a body from the morgue. Unbeknawnst to them he was a vicious serial killer that worshiped Satan and was promised to live again. A professor who's aware of his evil has to stop him before it's too late. Written by charmardee-smith

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Release Date:

12 December 1985 (Mexico) See more »

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Cemetery of Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA

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1.37 : 1
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A Mexican Horror Gem
7 November 2006 | by LosAngelesLegendSee all my reviews

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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