Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things Reviews

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April 6, 2015
It takes a while for the dead to rise, but the dialog between the living keeps this movie entertaining. It's nothing scientific - just fun!
Super Reviewer
April 6, 2015
A group of film students went on a trip to an island filled with dead people to film their film. Being the rowdy hippies they are they disturbed the sacred cemetery and with their mock ritual, the dead became alive to haunt them.

Essentially a Night of the Living Dead rip off, with laughably bad dialogues and terribly cheap special effects. No wonder the dead got angry, no one could stand these gosh darn hippies anyway.
October 25, 2014
Pee-yoo! I get that it is intentionally schlocky, but blech! Why didn't someone kill Alan the Director (the character) the moment he opened his mouth? Nope. Definitely *not* so bad it's good.
October 24, 2014
so bad its just bad not good
½ July 25, 2014
Probably holds some cult value but its poor grade of film, acting and generally weird rather than wonderfully weird plot doesn't cut it.
March 22, 2014
It's as if the Scooby Gang gatecrashed their way into a really bad Romero rip off - the only thing that's scary is the sense of fashion
½ March 10, 2014
This is a campy movie, and should not be taken too seriously so you can appreciate it more. It actually is quite kinky, as when the lead male character is in bed with a dead guy and seems to be horny (yeah, you're reading this correctly). I first saw it as a kid and it was kinda scary when the ghouls attack. I just purchased the film recently and still enjoyed watching it just for it's laughability.
December 7, 2013
The atmosphere of the oldie was great and the Music was creepy. I first caught this in the 80's and it thrilled. Having watched it again recently it doesn't quite holdup with all of the latest zombie flicks since. But it's a fun little zombie flick from the 70's
September 1, 2013
Hopeless, boring horror from Bob Clark of Black Christmas and Deathdream fame. Sadly, this is utter rubbish for the first hour then a pretty decent copy of Night of the Living Dead.
August 5, 2013
For an unexplained reason, a pretentious acting troupe decides to stage a resurrection ritual on a cemetery isle that's reputed to be haunted. To the surprise of everyone except the audience, this witchcraft results in a horde of undead cannibals that attack anyone they can get their fetid clutches upon. The micro-budget of this B-Movie does allow for some passable zombie mayhem, but viewers won't get to that until the final third of the film. Until then, they're asked to endure a horrible script, hammy acting, shitty lighting, a plodding pace, and subpar production values. Director Bob Clark would later shoot successful films like Porkys and A Christmas Story, but this obnoxious Romero clone is an unmistakable turd.
June 25, 2013
From the director of Porky's, A Christmas Story, and Baby Geniuses comes this early effort that may or may not be a spoof of zombie flicks. If it isn't a spoof, immediately deduct one star.
½ June 10, 2013
It takes a while for the dead to rise, but the dialog between the living keeps this movie entertaining. It's nothing scientific - just fun!
½ June 2, 2013
A great representation of the zombie genre for the time, Love the sloppy horn soundtrack, the cheap makeup, the ridiculous premise--if you can watch a movie without taking it too seriously, you'll love it! Definitely worth keeping in circulation...
January 29, 2013
this actually scarred me as a kid.
January 7, 2013
A fun zombie movie and a big influence on Evil Dead.
½ December 19, 2012
Funny, scary, and one of the best zombie films ever made. It starts out slow, but once the film gets going, it's great. Just ask Orville!
½ December 13, 2012
pretty garbage. i feel like it was a student film. and maybe it was. most of the people in this movie didnt act again.
December 11, 2012
Very odd and Funny lol.
November 29, 2012
You're Invited To Orville's "Coming-Out" Party...It'll Be A Scream...YOURS!!!

This low-budget, b-grade zombie flick is one of the first movies directed by Bob Clark (Black Christmas, Porky's, A Christmas Story).

Though it's a little slow at the beginnig, once the film gets going it's alot of fun to watch. A group of film students, led by an obnoxious ass named Alan, go to an island retreat, decide to dig up the local graves and steal a body for a mock satanic ritual all in the name of fun. But guess what? It works! And they get more than they bargained for when flesh hungry ghouls crash their little party.

Inspired by Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" Bob Clark made this film as a sort of campy homage that contains a bit of dark humor. Featuring gore effects that are very effective by Alan Ormsby who also plays Alan. And while Romero's film is far superior, Clark's zombie movie does have its moments and the make-up effects do work very well.

If you stick with slow paced first half of this movie, you'll be well rewarded with some good zombie carnage during the second half. Plus you'll enjoy seeing what happens to that rotten, sniveling good for nothing cowardly wierdo Alan.
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