For today’s Flashback Friday, I’m going back to a moment in my childhood. One of the many moments where I would stay up at night to see what horror movie would be on TV. One of the most memorable times was when I saw a film that I didn’t remember seeing before, because I would have remembered seeing CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS.
A theatrical troupe, lead by an arrogant director named Alan, goes to an island graveyard to shoot a movie about a group of kids casting a spell to raise the dead. Nice innocent fun right? Alan’s plans turn left, as he and his buddies find a corpse. They proceed to ‘Play’ with the dead guy by partying with him and dressing him up. But, as the title warns, these guys shouldn’t have taken their spell so lightly.
I saw this movie as a kid one night, and didn’t know anything about it. It was slow at first, but then the killing started, and I was creeeeeped out. Especially the ending, which I won’t divulge.
This was an early 70′s low-budget movie, so give it a break. But if you like the early cheap films that started all the monster and slasher movie trends, then you should feel right at home. Not recommended for kids that are too young, but that depends on how much you want to scare your kids. I don’t remember any nudity, but of course there is flesh-eating Zombie violence.