Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972)

Shooting film for a horror movie while on an island, a group of hippies decide to practice their amateur witchcraft on a corpse dubbed Orville. Several of the spells seem to have no effect, though outside, the dead and buried are fast… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 8, 1999
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41%


Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A great title, but a lousy film.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

On a technical level, at least, it's great fun.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Truly weird, sometimes effective horror cheapie.

Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

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.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Clark's first film is memorable only for its catchy title.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Pretty bad, but not even close to Bob Clark's worst. This guy directed both "Baby Geniuses," don't forget.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Clark accordingly avails himself of the best abysmal wisecracks, offhand surrealism, and decomposing mise-en-scène available

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

One of the best horror movies of the 70's!

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
vieras esine
**+ Better than what the first five minutes would lead you to believe, if you can get past the annoyingness of some of the characters.
Ken Stachnik
More interesting than entertaining, this Bob Clark film is like a mix of Evil Dead (minus the style) and Diary of the Dead. The acting is okay and the story is… More
Tim Salmons
A low budget campfest that actually manages to give me the creeps.
Ed Fucking Harris
Surprisingly a really, really entertaining satanic/witchcraft/zombie/horror/comedy. I usually don't like humour with my horror but I do make exceptions… More
Wahida K
I like this kind of Movies, the Idea of the Movie was nice. Trouble is when you just think it has began to turn creepy, you experience a disaster. lol
Wu Chouin
Slow paced and cringe worthy performances until the third act. You can see it's influence on classic films like 'Evil Dead' though. A must see… More