Burial Ground the Nights of Terror (1981)
Italian zombie favorite, Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror, is just about as entertaining as low-budget gore flicks get. The zombie makeup is as impressive as it is exaggerated, and the gore will not disappoint. Peter Bark’s portrayal of a 12 year old boy is one of the leading factors in the development of this film’s cult status.
The plot is virtually non-existent, but here is an attempt at a synopsis: A man with a beard tries to befriend a zombie, a mansion gets raided by more zombies, and people die. Gore, sleaze, and incest runs rampant. Maggots enjoy zombie faces, and cloths smell of death. Is any part of the preceding summary misleading? You will have to watch the film to know for sure, but it is entirely possible.
For fans of Fulci’s Zombie or any similar Italian zombie flicks, this one is not to be missed. Burial Ground will deliver sheer terror to the screen in a brutal onslaught that will never sway in its ability to send chills down your spine…and you shall call it Michael. Oh, and there’s zombies.