Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

1973

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1973)

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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!!!

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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.

Feb 27, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A great title, but a lousy film.

Jul 15, 2014 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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.

Apr 26, 2010 | Full Review…

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

Sep 5, 2009 | Full Review…

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

Oct 18, 2007 | Full Review…

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

Sep 29, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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

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vieras esine

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

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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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
Wahida K

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More interesting than entertaining, this Bob Clark film is like a mix of Evil Dead (minus the style) and Diary of the Dead. The acting is okay and the story is very uneven. It's hard to rate the cinematography because the DVD print currently in release is terrible.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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