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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (also known as Revenge of the Living Dead, Things From the Dead, and Zreaks) 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".

Plot Edit

The story focuses on a theatre troupe Val, Jeff, Anya, Paul, Terry, Roy and Emmerson led by Alan (Alan Ormsby)And Anya (Anya Ormsby). He is a mean-spirited director, who travels with his girlfriend Anya and the others by boat to a small island for buried criminals to have a night of fun and games Six friends dig up a corpse named Orville They use it in a satanic ritual to make the dead rise from their graves. Once on the island Alan tells his group--he calls them his "children"--numerous stories relating to the island's history and buried inhabitants. At midnight using a grimoire, Alan begins a séance to raise the dead with a book he suppossedly bought after digging up the body of a man named Orville Dunworth (Seth Sklarey). Though the original intent of the ritual may have been solely as a joke it later takes effect, Alan appears disappointed that nothing happens but soon after it worked. Afterwards the party continues and Alan goes to extremes to degrade the actors, using the corpse of Orville for his own sick jokes. Then, however, animated by the fell ritual, the dead return to life and force the troupe to take refuge in the old house.One by one they die. Unfortunately for the group, the dead get their revenge, and in the movie's closing credits we see the group of corpses boarding Alan's boat with the lights of Miami in the background heading towards the city.  *Alan Ormsby Alan Ormsby ...

Cast Edit

  • Alan Ormsby as Alan
  • Valerie Mamches as Val.
  • Jeff Gillen as Jeff
  • Anya Ormsby as Anya
  • Paul Cronin as Paul
  • Jane Daly as Terry
  • Roy Engleman as Roy
  • Robert Philip as Emerson
  • Bruce Solomon as Winns
  • Alecs Baird as Caretaker
  • Seth Sklarey as Orville Dunworth
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