This is for the 2015 (1st) edition of the list. For the 2016 (2nd) edition, go here.
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…
Oh my, there is so much wrong with this film... SO. MUCH. WRONG. Burial Ground is so disjointed and messy that it reaches a new level of strangeness, which turns it into a somehow provoking flick. It is disgusting and awful and hard to watch but it also feels like something we weren't supposed to be watching. I don't know what to think, it's just great, and shitty, but mostly great.
There is a scene in this movie where a guy sees a zombie and says: "That's a Walking Corpse". It's a shame that there isn't a tv series called The Walking Corpse.
So, this is my fifth review of Andrea Bianchis trashy masterpiece on Letterboxd. What else can I write about it that I haven't written before?
1. 88 Films bluray looks great. It has never looked this good before.
2. We need to start a campaign to change the spelling of the word Night to Nigth. Because if the Profecy of the black spider says it is spelled like that, then we should all spell it like that. And profecy is not spelled prophecy.
3. I have nothing else to say. Go watch Burial ground.
Time to wait for Severins bluray now.
It's my buddy Jocke's birthday today, so I'm celebrating him by watching his favorite piece of genre trash, Andrea Bianchi's Burial Ground.
An old geezer realizes something in ancient scriptures, pops down to his backyard crypt and accidentally awakens an army of zombies that tear him to pieces. A bunch of friends, there couples, arrive at the villa for a weekend of leisure and fucking, but pretty soon get interrupted by the living dead.
Classic trash that more or less takes everything further than the envelope had been pushed previously. Try on misogynistic dialogue, incestuous mother and midget actor, lashings of gut munching, the undead using tools to reach their victims, and that incestuous son biting into his mothers nipple.…
I love this piece of shit movie. 😂
Zombies chase horny morons around for eighty minutes. That's about it.
There's some inventive deaths and hilarious dubbing work.
Como sosa cáustica en los ojos...
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")
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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