The gates of hell have opened
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.
From the writer of the unofficial, Italian sequel to the 1970s Ozploitation film Patrick, Patrick Still Lives (Piero Regnoli), comes Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror, directed by Andrea Bianchi (Strip Nude for Your Killer).
Coincidentally I'm wearing my Burial Ground shirt as I type this days after rewatching it. Now THIS is one of those movies with a devoted cult following and I'm proud to be among the ranks. The English dub is so damn quotable and the cast (okay, Peter Bark) are very memorable.
In wasting absolutely NO time on pesky things like plots, the gore starts instantaneously and doesn't stop until the credits roll. It's such a simple set up that you have to respect their audacity.…
Il notti del terrore aka Burial ground is my all time favorite go to movie when everything else fail, I watch it at least once a year, it has that level of comfort. I'm not even going to bother to write a review this time, just tell you a little story.
Everyone who has seen the movie knows the effigy that is Peter Bark, the adult male with the horrendous haircut that plays the incestous Michael. You'll never forget him once you've watched it. So, fourteen years ago I met my girlfriend Susanne, now the mother of my daughter. Her cousin sews clothes for a swedish fashion designer and started her trade in the late 2000:s by moving to Rome…
Film #24 of my Band-tastic Halloween Season
There's nothing like a cheap Italian zombie movie and this one is brutal.
Some of the zombies look decent and some of them are fantastic. They're not mindless, bumbling creatures either. They use tools and weapons and generally fuck up everyone's day.
Speaking of fucked up, there's this dude named Peter Bark. He plays a little boy in the movie but he looks like a tiny little 30 year old and he kind of looks like Dario Argento which is even creepier. Turns out he was a creepy-looking little person and was actually 25 when the movie was filmed. I'm not even going to go into why he's such a notorious character but…
WARNING: THIS REVIEW SMELLS OF DEATH!!!
Bianchi’s notorious zombie shocker often plays second fiddle to the likes of the Italian ‘big boys’ of the genre, with Fulci’s Zombie Flesh Eaters, The Beyond, City of the Living Dead and The House by the Cemetery stealing the hearts (and brains) of most horror fans. Add to this already impressive list the likes of Marino Girolami's Zombie Holocaust, Lenzi’s fun, radioactive zombie apocalypse vehicle Nightmare City, and even Mattei’s cheese-fest Zombie Creeping Flesh, and The Nights of Terror is oft forgotten, or relegated to B-Class status.
Filmed in 1981, riding on the wave of the post Dawn of the Dead zombie craze, and hopping straight onto the Fulci zombie band-wagon, Burial Ground is…
Although I'm proud that I lived through the era where the only way to see films like this was to buy bootleg VHS tapes, it's a bit annoying that my first encounters with the likes of Burial Ground were on cropped and badly degraded prints.
88 Films' loving restoration was announced about 18 months ago, and has been available to pre-order for almost as long, but it's finally here, and it looks great! (And Mikel Coven's rundown of the director's filmography in the extras is HILARIOUS!) I wish this how I'd seen it originally, as I'd always have known what an excellent zombie flick it is. My one reservation is that the subtitles are for some reason frequently stacked four…
There is not a more perfect guilty pleasure movie than this. There is NOT.
And to think I hated this movie the first time I saw it... I have become much wiser since then.
i really dig the desiccated look of the zombies here, with live bugs, maggots and cobwebs, pretty gruesome and fun. and their use of axes, battering rams, and power tools was something new. the weird kid looks like one of those primordial dwarves. the weird space-age synth music doesn't really match the mood of the film. i don't really understand where the incest comes from, but damn does it make for an awesome trashy coupe de grace at the end when flesh eating enters the mix. i give this 2 nipples up.
I rate this five stars. Is it a great film? No. Has it given me a crazy amount of entertainment? Yes! Zombie movie. Enough bizarre shit for 20 movies.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Wank. Entertaining wank. Wank nonetheless. Still worth it for shits 'n' giggles (esp. the weird looking 'kid' after some "bitty")
I can totally see why this has a cult following its so hilariously bad that it's good and that's a genre in it's self but for me it was mildly entertaining, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped I would. It has great gore scenes and a very odd choice of soundtrack that actually works, the dubbing adds to its charm but it lacks the real atmosphere and eerie-ness of other zombie films out there.
One more thing, Peter Bark is life.
Stupid, trashy, sleazy, with plenty of gore and no shortage of zombie incest...if loving BURIAL GROUND is wrong, then I don't wanna be right. Peter Bark and Mariangela Giordano should've taken that act on the road.
"Mama, this cloth smells of death"
Burial Ground is without a doubt one of the dumbest movies ever made and it is absolutely great that that it is available on blu-ray for those moments when you just can't take one more superhero spectacle and need something to really proprerly idiotic to cleanse your soul and remind how good we got it back then.
Back in the old VHS video rental shop days when I first saw this cult classic of Italian trash cinema, it seemed to get released on an almost monthly basis on a series of here today, gone tomorrow, DIY labels, under a confusing array of different titles (Nights Of Terror / The Zombie Dead / Zombie Horror / Zombi 3 etc), all usually grotty pan & scan prints and heavily cut by the notoriously scissor-happy BBFC of the era. But thankfully, we now live in more enlightened times, and thanks to 88 Films' terrific Bluray restoration, we can now enjoy this incredible slice of 80's european exploitation in all its uncut, HD, gut-munching glory.
Burial Ground (its U.S. title, although the…
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recommend shit to me, please! esp. little known sleazy stuff
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…