Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

1972

Action / Comedy / Fantasy / Horror

8
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 42%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 41%
IMDb Rating 5.5 10 3690

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MrBuffDrinklots 10 / 10

If You Like '70s American Horror, You'll Like This

The story and atmosphere reek of 1970s American horror films, and the plot is as basic as can be. The leader, with a god-complex, of an acting troupe brings his small group of actors to a cemetery island to take part in a ritual to raise the dead. Either because of the ritual, or that and their disrespect for the dead and Satan, which is never made clear, the dead come back to life in the style of flesh eating shamblers.

The first ghoul doesn't make it's appearance until halfway into the movie, and the first-half is packed with long dialog, but there is some really good and creepy cinematography when the zombies do come.

Reviewed by Rainey Dawn 7 / 10

Dead Awful But Good

This is one of those Indie B Films that is so awful that it's good. Remember that it's a COMEDY-Horror when watching - it is not a pure Horror flick.

It takes the first hour of the film to build the story and suspense before the zombies arise. That first hour is my favorite part of the film.

I was born in 1972 and grew up with the 70s humor - stupid dark humor like in this film - so it's right up my alleyway. This is the first time in years I've seen this movie and it's great to watch again - even though it's a mess of a film.

7/10

Reviewed by TheRedDeath30 5 / 10

It's an EC Comic Come to Life

If I was judging this movie on the final act, it would be one of my favorite horror films ever. Amateurish and a little silly, absolutely, I'll not argue that point, but the look, the music, the style, the subject matter, all of it combines for something that is right up my wheelhouse. That's all the final act, though. The first hour of this movie, though, leaves a lot to be desired and that's what, ultimately, drags the score down for me.

Let's make no mistake, fellow horror fiends, this movie is not going to be for everyone. In fact, I would say that it is not going to be for most people, but I love this style of film. To begin with, there is a very unique niche of movies that filled the early 70s. Horror was really finding its' ways. The days of the Gothic monster movie, crusaded by the House of Hammer, were dying out. Vietnam had brought an end to the innocence of the 60s. Then, Romero released NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and the game changed. The mix of brutal horror with a social message sent other horror directors searching for something similar. In the wake of that classic came several imitators, such as this movie and LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE, that each brought their own spin on the newly created zombie sub-genre.

This movie has a lot in common with NOTLD as far as the creative team behind it. This movie was in no way created by professionals. This is, basically, a homemade movie with a group of friends "acting", so it takes a certain patience for bad dialog and bad acting. Many of the lines feel improvised and made up on the spot. The characters are not so much developed and polished as much as being one step above what you and your childhood friends would create when playing "make believe". The main character, played by Alan Ormsby, is probably the most obnoxious part of the movie. He's that guy you went to high school with that was far too impressed with his "acting skill" and thought he was funny, or clever, and by the end of an evening you just wanted to punch him in the face. Yeah, that's him. The rest of the cast is not much better.

All of it is preamble, though, to a fantastic finale. This is the sort of movie that really fits into my personal aesthetic. We each have a style and a taste developed by our unique personal background. For me, born in the mid-70s, growing up on comic books and monster movies and a steady diet of Scooby Doo, this movie is divine. It's an EC Comic book come to life, full of technicolor monsters, hellbent on destroying the fools who have tampered with forces they didn't understand. The makeup is incredible. It's so amateur and homemade, yet so lovable. This isn't Romero's blue tone creepers or Fulci's rotting stalkers. These monsters look like something straight off a comic book page and have a look to them that is so unique to this movie. The scenes of the zombies crawling from their graves, combined with a screeching score, create a nightmarish vision. Admittedly, some sections border on silly. The monsters can be a terrifying force one moment, eviscerating their victims and eating the victuals, the next moment they are reaching blindly for people a foot away from them and being pushed around by 80 pound women. Yet, the horde will not be stopped and, in the end, have their vengeance.

If you like SHOCK WAVES, Fulci's zombie films, or any other pre-80s zombie flicks, then this is required viewing.

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