Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1973) - Rotten Tomatoes

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1973)




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Movie Info

Six friends dig up a corpse named Orville. They use it in a satanic ritual to make the dead rise from their graves. Look out!!!more
Rating: PG (N/A)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Alan Ormsby, Bob Clark
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 8, 1999
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Alecs Baird
as Caretaker
Jane Daly
as Terry
Bob Filep
as Emerson
Seth Sklarey
as Orville Dunworth
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Critic Reviews for Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

All Critics (12)

The performances are on the amateurish side and the dialogue whiplashes between amusing quips and (mostly) leaden chitchat. But the final act, a ripoff of Night of the Living Dead, is effectively staged and showcases impressively monstrous makeup designs.

Full Review… | February 27, 2016
Creative Loafing

A great title, but a lousy film.

Full Review… | July 15, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Like watching a George Romero rip-off, directed by Ed Wood, with a script scribbled by Joe Orton while he was ripped to the tits on poppers.

Full Review… | April 26, 2010
SFX Magazine

Clark accordingly avails himself of the best abysmal wisecracks, offhand surrealism, and decomposing mise-en-scène available

Full Review… | September 5, 2009

On a technical level, at least, it's great fun.

Full Review… | October 18, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

Clark's first film is memorable only for its catchy title.

Full Review… | September 29, 2007
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

Better than what the first five minutes would lead you to believe, if you can get past the annoyingness of some of the characters.

vieras esine

Super Reviewer

A low budget campfest that actually manages to give me the creeps.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

I like this kind of Movies, the Idea of the Movie was nice. Trouble is when you just think it has began to turn creepy, you experience a disaster. lol

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things Quotes

Jeff: Keep a stiff upper lip!
– Submitted by Lee A (4 years ago)

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