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. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi
...and me. My fiance, the anti-horror fan told me about this movie and watching it as a child. I expected the cheese factor, and it was certainly there, but it also delivered on atmosphere and down-right lunacy (what the main character does is inarguably insane). The music was, at times, overpowering, but still added to the film and the makeup was actually quite good. If you put yourself in the mindset of the era and a zombie genre film, and adjust your expectations from what is currently available for horror movies, I think you may enjoy. I did, and I'm a huge (current and past) horror and zombie flick fan.
I think I like this movie so much because it scared me when I was a kid.Now it seems a bit cheesy.But it still remains one of my all tim favorite zombie flicks.Oh,by the way Bob Clark is doing a remake i hear.This should be good.