|Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things|
It'll be a scream... yours!
|Title||Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things|
|Directed by||Benjamin Clark|
|Written by||Benjamin Clark; Alan Ormsby|
|Produced by||Peter James; Ted V. Mikels; Benjamin Clark; Gary Goch|
|Music by||Carl Zittrer|
|Edited by||Gary Goch|
|Distributed by||Geneni Film Distributors|
|Release date(s)||February 28th, 1973|
|Running time||87 min.|
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.
|Seth Sklarey||Orville Dunworth|
|Robert Smedley||Tallest dead thing|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- 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.
- This movie marks the film debut of writer/director Bob Clark. Clark will go on to direct the 1974 holiday cult thriller Black Christmas.
- 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.
- "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" is also the title to a season two episode of the CW Network television series Supernatural.
- Episode 1x08 of the North American version of Being Human paid homage to this film with the title ""Children Shouldn't Play With Undead Things".
See also Edit
External Links Edit
- Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things
- Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things at AllRovi.com
- Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things at Horrormovies.org
- Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things at Rotten Tomatoes