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A band of foolhardy hippie filmmakers on an island cemetary skimp on special effects by using witchcraft to revive the dead. The plan works. Soon the crew has an island full of hungry ghouls to contend with. Film strives for yucks, frequently succeeds. A late night fave, sporting some excellent dead rising from their grave scenes as well as a selection of groovy fashions. Screenwriter/star Ormsby went on to write the remake of "Cat People," while director Clark would eventually helm "Porky's."

Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1699 Stutz Dr., Troy, MI 48084, Phone: (248)816-0909, Toll-free: 800-786-8777, Fax: (248)816-3335, URL:

Available on Running time 85 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Zombies, Period Piece: 1960s, Filmmaking, Occult, Showbiz Thrillers, Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins
Bob (Benjamin) Clark, Alan Ormsby
Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeff Gillen, Anya Ormsby, Paul Cronin, Jane Daly, Roy Engelman, Robert Philip, Bruce Solomon, Alecs Baird, Seth Sklarey
Jack McGowan
Bob (Benjamin) Clark
Carl Zittrer
MotionArts Film, Brandywine, Geneni Film Distribution Company

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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
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william burke

Although an obvious riff on "Night Of The Living Dead", this low-budget thriller scared the living hell out of me as a child, when i saw it late one night on Chiller Theater. When a group of hippie actors(And believe me, they're just being themselves) pitch camp at a remote island cemetary to dabble in wicthcraft, they unwittingly make enough noise to, well, wake the dead! It's all Night Of The Living Dead from there, as the zombies trap the terrified teens in an abandoned island cottage. "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things"! Great bad movie. Watch it with someone you hate!