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Mr. Bates
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

This has to be one of the creepiest zombie flicks I have ever seen. One time, I dropped some acid (tell no one), and was waiting for it to kick in. I walked into my room 20 minutes later, disappointed, and looked at my bed. Orville was sitting there staring at me. I was so f**kin' freaked out, I had just watched the film on DVD. Knowing this was a hallucination, I sat down on the bed and started to speak to him, he looked right at me, saying nothing. All of a sudden, he pulled a bottle of vodka from his ribcage, spilling what was left of his insides on my floor. He took a huge swig, smiled, and said... "I hope I didn't scare you too much dog." He talked just like me, this was definitely spawned from my mind. "No, dude." I said. "I was kind of expecting you." Orville rose from the bed, and exited the room, taking his organs with him. "Before I leave," he said, "I'm think I'm gonna snatch some food before I go, zombies get the munchies too y'know." I thought he meant me, but I was relieved to see that he had found a bag of 3-D Doritos. He opened the door and left... This is a true trip story. Needless to say, I never tripped on acid again, just weed thank you very much.
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I wathched this movie when I was about 6 or 7 years old.  I was/am a horror movie fanatic.  I haven't watched the movie since then (about 24 years ago) but I remember the movie vividly.  It is one of my all time favorites, along with Black Christmas and the Amityville Horror.  All of which, I watched as a kid.  Funny though, as B rate as they were,  they were the greatest..........
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

  Anya Ormsby is right up there with Mary Henry from Carnival of Souls...the only 2 characters I've ever been able to relate to. Anya will brighten your day! Watch this movie and drink a bottle or 2 of Robitussin (you'll get the full understanding of this movie).
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2001, 10:35:46 PM »

this is the worst piece of trash i have ever seen.  not scary, horrible plot, awful acting and not suspenseful in any way.  anyone who likes this movie also thinks porkys 2 the next day is an academy award winner.
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

i bought this video without watching it, and i was surprised at how good it actually was...while not the scariest film i've seen, it was pretty good, and i'm a zombie film critic.
definately, definately one for a post p**s up viewing.
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

I love the movie. Granted the acting isn't exactly the best I've ever seen, but hey let's face it, any horror movie worth it's grain of salt has at least one or two bad actors. I love the makeup, and Orville die for (pardon the pun). I do of course have a few complaints. The lady who is Alan's equal and her constant use of stupid one liners, the annoying Anya who is a bit over the top (found myself anticipating her death), and finally one of my complaints centers around the scariest thing about this movie...yes, I'm talking about the actors' wardrobes. I've never seen Porky's 2, but I know "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" will always have a place among my favorite horror movies.

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Liquid Crap
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I just watched this movie a couple of days ago. The title is what caught my attention... You can't pass up a movie that is named so. But, yeah... those pants really caught my attention. Another thing that's kind of weird is how close a massive grave site like that is to a major city like it showed in the background when the zombies got into the boat. I would expect a big grave site like that to be miles away from anything resemmbling humanity. And, why does a grave yard need a care taker? Are they afraid the bodies are arbitrarily going to up and go out for a night on the town... Well, I retract that last statement. But still... I love this film though, but I have no respect for people who can't out-run stiff-legged zombies... Thank you
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

My first zombie picture! I saw this little number when I was around 5 years old, and it led to a lifetime obsession with the living dead. A few years ago I found it for sale on VHS and I snapped it up. Glad to hear it's now on DVD as well. I think the thing I dig the most about this movie is that it takes the time to develop the characters before killing them all off in the final 15-30 minutes. It's a different approach, and one most welcome. Though most times I have the attention span of a can of beans (I'm a child of the MTV era), the characters here are interesting enough to keep me glued. Creepy, darkly humorous, extremely odd. In my book it's a Bad Movie Masterpiece. Not to be missed.
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

How come the overweight zombies are ALWAYS the faster ones?
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

I just rented this with an evil cohort of mine after seeing a preview for it on the "Brotherhood of Death" tape I found at an Army library... We both said 'Wow, a zombie movie we haven't seen, and it's from the same era as "Vampyres" and "Psychomania!" MUST HAVE!'

It wasn't nearly as crappy as I thoght it would be. It's actually pretty damn good, I say. The zombie make-up was believable (except when we can see Orville's white wrist beyonf the green gauze-skin of his hands...) and the acting was decent (they had an excuse for being melodramatic, they're hippy actors, folks.)

Overall, it needed to prolong the fun with zombies and abuse of the dead, but this was compensated for by having evryone die. I love those endings. Especially when the people gettin' mogged down are a bunch of hippy theater-majors. Where can I get that Grimoire that Alan used? There's this dinner theater troupe I need to get rid of...
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

Ahhhh, one of my almost forgotten faves. Creepy, atmospheric, and WEEEEIIIRRRDDD! I've seen two different boxes for this : one with a gaudy looking clawed hand reaching up to a tombstone with the title on it (classic!)....and another idiotic one which tried to pass this of as a "comedy" (Boooo!).
Anyone who loves horror movies and doesn't like this flick should go back to watching Scream, thankyouverymuch!
Ormsby (and Bob Clark) are gods - get Deathdream if you haven't seen it - it's just as f**ked up and really, really twisted and disturbing. Why the hell don't they make 'em like this anymore, huh?
Cheers to all at!
jim Brown
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

This one is definitely a must for B-movie horror fans.

What got me the most was the characters.It was the same thing I loved about Kellogs movies(Gila monster& the killer Shrews)

Their's just something about the way the characters interacted & seemed realistic to real life.

I don't care how good the special effects,acting,etc is.

If I hate the characters.I hate the movie.

The characters in this movie managed to real & do their job.

Which I see less & less of in the newer movies.Jim
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Classic title! Not really funny, not really scary, not really very good...but still just plain fascinating. One of the first movies I ever bought over the Web. I'd seen it at the drive-in years ago and when I found it on a then hard-to-find video club site I just had to get a copy for my then teenage daughter. She loves it too. Alan and Anya Ormsby went on to several other wierd projects after this little experiment, but this is the only thing I know of that's still in existance. The classical Celt inspired idea of an island graveyard is creepy enough to carry the film on its own. Alan's over the top meglo-maniac director-a***ole had us cheering for him to be eaten as slowly as possible. This is one of those movies where half the fun is what you make it...yell at the screen often. Warn the idiots even though you know they're too stupid to listen. Play the Plot Prediction Game throughout the's a very good one for that...A betting pool on how long Anya's gonna last will work as a great bad movie party game. Nifty ending too...was anyone dense enough to actually believe the zombies would be stranded on the island afterwards? C'mon!
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

This movie is a Classic!!! I liked it so much that I scupted a model bust of Orville(Seth Sklarey). I sell the resin Busts on Ebay. It was especially nice when I received an email from Seth(Orville)Sklarey himself telling me he is Very impressed with the likeness. He gave me his phone number and I talked to him for quite awhile about all kinds of stuff!! Very Nice guy!! It was very interesting, being a Big fan of this movie for over 20 years now. Anyway, if anyone is interested in seeing one of my Busts, go to Ebay and type in Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things BUST or email me and i will send pics!
bobby romani
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2003, 10:18:24 AM »

If you want to waste your time and watch a s**tty movie like children shouldnt play with dead things.The only reason I watch this movie is because I wanted to laugh. There is one part in the movie where they are digging up a grave. no one knows that one of the characters is burried in the grave they are digging up. the fat guy jeff is digging and is the first one to open the coffin. to his surprise a zombie pops out and makes jeff pee his pants. for the guy to be in a coffin underground is not very realistic because the guy would run out air.I thought this movie was all right when i was drunk as hell.
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