Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things is an American horror film of the zombie and comedy subgenres. It was written and directed by Bob Clark under his birth name, Benjamin Clark, and was produced by Geneni Film Distributors. It was released theatrically to limited screenings on February 28th, 1973. The film stars screenwriter Alan Ormsby playing the role of a movie director named Alan who brings the cast of his newest work to an island where he performs an occult ritual that reanimates the dead. The young would-be thespians must survive the zombie attack by holing up in a nearby house. The film also stars Valerie Mamches, Jeffrey Gillen, Anya Ormsby, Paul Cronin, Jane Daly, Roy Engleman and Robert Philip.

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  • Alternatively known as Cemetery of the Dead and Revenge of the Living Dead. The second title is also an alternate title to the 1988 film FleshEater.
  • The Special Edition DVD of Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things was distributed by VCI Entertainment on September 18th, 2007.
  • Both Bob Clark and Alan Ormsby collaborate together again on the 1974 psycho-thriller Deranged, which is loosely based on the life of real-world serial killer Ed Gein.
  • At the time of filming, actress Anya Ormsby was the wife of screenwriter Alan Ormsby. They have since divorced.

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