a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
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…
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.
All Night Italian Splatterfest - Film 4/4. Also known as Zombie 3 or The Nights of Terror.
Burial Ground wins the award for best make up of the night. The zombies looked amazing. It also wins the award for the weirdest movie of the night. A man child who wants to still breast feed - whoa. Watching this you almost feel like you are going crazy because there truly feels like there is no escape from the onslaught of the dead.
As with all of the other Italian horror films I watched the atmosphere and location was killer.
Nutzo Italian zombie awesomeness.
Peter Bark is probably the weirdest creepiest nonkid in a movie ever.
Slow dull zombie horror with the English clearly dubbed by porn actress'
"Now that's how you end a horror movie!" - Sigmund Freud, The Vienna Review
This has absolutely no plot and absolutely no buildup. The action is fairly repetitive but entertaining for the most part with some nice kills.
Mark is such a prick. He sends about 3 people off to die and is rubbish at fighting the zombies. Also, he seemed to be smiling most of the time when trying to fight them.
I love the way they just got a small guy to play the kid instead of getting a kid.
A very bizarre Italian zombie flick. A fairly slow, and somewhat dull feature until nearly the end, when zombie child Michael returns. I won't spoil what happens, but it's minimal and does little to lift this film from being forgotten, but it does provide that one cinematic moment that I hadn't seen before, and therefore will always been the film in which ____ happens.
Easily missed, and rightfully so. This film will not shatter your preconceptions about zombies, or Italian horror, but it is somewhat entertaining.
I liked how the zombies used tools and shit.
What's up with that kid?
Because of bright lightning, wayy too many close-ups and incredibly stupid characters this movie is never remotely scary or tense.
That said I have to commend this movie for great special effects and creative use of them which makes this pretty watchable.
This felt like a film made by two different directors. For some of the film, there's this confident camera work, using establishing shots, angles and sets to convey space and feeling. There's also the copious use of slow motion which is *very* effective. But then during other scenes, this "other" director chooses some awful angles, awkward compositions, and a distinct lack of establishing shots. This tension between confidence and amateur persists throughout the entire film.
Remember that a chase scene is only effective if the spatial relation between the chasing and the chased is continuously stressed; if not, then the audience can't feel suspense that the chasing could acquire the chased. This lack of spatial relation happened a lot in…
Movie #4 in Hoop-tober 2015.
I liked the effects and that the plot actually made a little sense (usually I find that the plot in the Italian zombie movies from the 80s doesn't make any sense).
The acting is terrible and the English dubbing is even worse.
But I actually found this one to be entertaining and it had some scary scenes (mostly in the beginning of the movie).
Oh, and that Michael-kid was SO messed up and creepy!
The most uncomfortable films I have ever seen. They are listed by how much discomfort I think they might cause.…