Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1972
  • Color
  • Running Time: 87 Min.
  • Production Co: Geneni
  • Distribution Co: Geneni Film Distributors (1972) (USA) (theatrical), Ambassador Film Distributors (1973) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Bob Clark
  • Written by Bob Clark and Alan Ormsby
  • Starring Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeff Gillen, Anya Ormsby, Paul Cronin, Jane Daly, Roy Engleman

Also Known As

  • L'Assedio dei morti viventi (Italy)
  • Revenge of the Living Dead (USA - reissue title)
  • Things from the Dead (USA - reissue title)
  • Zombie Graveyard (Sweden)


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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things is a 1972 comedic horror film directed by Bob Clark. It later became a cult classic. This low-budget zombie film is the third film of director Bob Clark, who later became famous for directing the films Black Christmas, A Christmas Story, and Porky's. The film was shot in 14 days on a budget of $70,000. Clark employed some of his college friends on it. Encyclopedia of Horror concludes that given the budget and the number of personnel involved, the special effects by Alan Ormsby are "surprisingly effective". (Wikipedia)