Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
In Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, an above average slasher/horror film, a group of amateurs decide to experiment with witchcraft with deadly results. This film has a small cult following, due to some extent to the fact that one of the lead characters is played by writer and makeup effects artist Alan Ormsby. Ormsby gives one of the three or four most obnoxious screen performances in history as Alan, the leader of a troupe of actors who try out a voodoo ritual on a corpse only to find out that it has worked on all the corpses in the graveyard. The acting is terrible and the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Like watching a George Romero rip-off, directed by Ed Wood, with a script scribbled by Joe Orton while he was ripped to the tits on poppers."
‑ Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine
"Clark's first film is memorable only for its catchy title."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"Pretty bad, but not even close to Bob Clark's worst. This guy directed both "Baby Geniuses," don't forget."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Clark accordingly avails himself of the best abysmal wisecracks, offhand surrealism, and decomposing mise-en-scène available"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"One of the best horror movies of the 70's!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"On any absolute scale of movie ratings, it should score pretty low. However, there is no accounting for the amount of fun one can have with it."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"On a technical level, at least, it's great fun."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Truly weird, sometimes effective horror cheapie."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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