Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1973)

Six friends dig up a corpse named Orville. They use it in a satanic ritual to make the dead rise from their graves. Look out!!!

Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 28, 1973
DVD Release Date: June 8, 1999
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42%
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40%

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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The performances are on the amateurish side and the dialogue whiplashes between amusing quips and (mostly) leaden chitchat. But the final act, a ripoff of Night of the Living Dead, is effectively staged and showcases impressively monstrous makeup designs.

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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!

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.


Flixster Audience Score: 40% 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.
Brandon Siddall
Bob Clark (A Christmas Story & Porky's) wanted to try his hand at the newly budding zombie movie craze that George Romero started with Night of the… 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
Sylvester Kuo
A group of film students went on a trip to an island filled with dead people to film their film. Being the rowdy hippies they are they disturbed the sacred… More