Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

Alecs Baird
Director: Bob Clark Cast: Alecs Baird
Alecs Baird
, Paul Cronin
Paul Cronin
, Jane Daly
Jane Daly
Bob Clark

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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 special effects are obvious and cheap, but the film somehow manages to overcome all of this and be quite entertaining, but only for those with strong stomachs.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2010
UPC: 0089859858321
Original Release: 1972
Rating: PG
Source: Vci Video
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 36,150

Special Features

All new commentary with Alan Ormsby, Jane Daly and Anya Cronin; "Memories of Bob Clark" - a tribute to the late director; Grindhouse Q&A; Confessions of a grave digger - interview with Ken Goch; Photo gallery; "Dead Girls Don't Say No" - music video by the Deadthings; A tributte video to CSPWDT - by Freak 13; CSPWDT trivia; Alan Ormsby bio; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alecs Baird Caretaker
Paul Cronin Paul
Jane Daly Terry
Roy Engelman Roy
Bob Filep Emerson
Jeff Gillen Jeff
Valerie Mauches Actor
Alan Ormsby Alan
Anya Ormsby Anya
Robert Philip Actor
Seth Sklarey Orville
Bruce Solomon Winns
Valerie Mamches Actor

Technical Credits
Bob Clark Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Forest Carpenter Art Director
Gary Goch Editor,Producer
Jack McGowan Cinematographer
Alan Ormsby Makeup Special Effects,Screenwriter
David Trimble Set Decoration/Design
Carl Zittrer Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
1. Moonlit Sailing [7:54]
2. The Island [6:06]
3. Caretaker's House [6:30]
4. "Give the Devil His Due" [7:50]
5. Preparations [4:21]
6. Summations [8:24]
7. The Curse of Val [4:43]
8. The Corpse Bride [7:21]
9. Hysterical Anya [8:16]
10. The Dead Arise [4:00]
11. Zombies Attack [8:35]
12. No Escape [12:28]

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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fine early effort from director Bob Clark(A CHRISTMAS STORY,PORKY'S) that horror fans will want to see.Like a cross between EVIL DEAD and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD with a strong dose of campy humor this film carries an eerie mood all the way through.A group of drama students unwittingly raise the dead and then the film turns suitably creepy.PG-rated,so don't expect gory violence,but you'll like it.
shakainMI More than 1 year ago
Bear in mind, the rating is for those of you who LOVE bad movies, do not mistake this stellar rating for an Oscar winning movie. "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" is a classic in every sense of the word when it comes to bad movies. A movie replete with overacting, inexperienced performers, and interesting staging, "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" is a movie not to be missed. Watch it late at night with a group of friends and experience the campiness of an acting troupe visiting a cemetery to "experiment" with voodoo, and experiment that goes sadly, horribly, wrong. Watch it for the cliffhanger!