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Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)

Le notti del terrore (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 10 December 1985 (USA)
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A professor opens a crypt and reanimates rotten zombies. The zombies attack a jet-set-group which is celebrating a party in a villa nearby...

Director:

Andrea Bianchi

Writer:

Piero Regnoli (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Karin Well ... Janet
Gianluigi Chirizzi Gianluigi Chirizzi ... Mark (as Gian Luigi Chirizzi)
Simone Mattioli Simone Mattioli ... James
Antonella Antinori ... Leslie (as Antonietta Antinori)
Roberto Caporali Roberto Caporali ... George
Pietro Barzocchini ... Michael (as Peter Bark)
Claudio Zucchet Claudio Zucchet ... Nicholas (as Claudio Zucchett)
Anna Valente Anna Valente ... Kathryn
Raimondo Barbieri ... Professor (as Renato Barbieri)
Mariangela Giordano ... Evelyn (as Maria Angela Giordan)
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Storyline

Professor Ayres discovers a secret in an ancient stone and when he opens a crypt, he revives zombies that kill him. He had invited three couples to visit him in his manor to reveal his discovery. However, they never get around to meeting the professor. Out of the blue, the zombies attack them and they seek shelter in the mansion. The creatures put the manor under siege while they protect themselves trying to survive to the horde of zombies. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

When the moon turns red, the dead shall rise! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burial Ground See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed on location at a real castle. See more »

Goofs

When two characters are passionately kissing by the fountain, the woman notices a hand coming out of the dirt from a flowerpot. The small branches and leaves wrapped around this zombie's hand change in every shot. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Ayres: [to an attacking zombie] No, stay back! I'm your friend!
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Crazy Credits

"The earth shall tremble, graves shall open, they shall come among the living as messengers of death and there shall be the nigths of terror." 'Profecy of the Black Spider' See more »

Alternate Versions

The original 1986 UK Video release on the Apex label (as "Nights Of Terror") had been heavily pre-cut by 10 minutes 6 secs by the distributors before submission and then cut by a further 3 minutes 11 secs by the BBFC, removing nearly all of the gore and reducing the running time to barely 65 mins in length. The 2002 Vipco release (as "The Zombie Dead") saw all of the BBFC cuts waived and the film fully restored to its original version. See more »

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References Katarsis (1963) See more »

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This is what zombie movies are all about
23 February 2008 | by stepflanSee all my reviews

Burial Ground is one of the sleaziest, goriest, and weirdest movies I have ever seen. And I love it! The reason why it all works is because of the crazy and trippy atmosphere around it all. The music (If you can call it that) fits perfectly and the zombie makeup is one of the best I've ever seen. The story makes no sense whatsoever, but that's the way I like it. The movie doesn't spend much time fooling around. It gets right to the point, which is the blood and gore.

Also the movie has one of the most spaced out characters in the history of cinema. I'm talking about the young boy named Michael. Only he's not actually played by a little boy. He's actually played by an adult who looks like a ghost.

If you like Italian zombie movies than this is your wet dream. I highly recommend this to anyone interested exploitation.


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