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Really Awful Movies: Ep 162 – Burial Ground

Some voodoo mumbo jumbo re-animates the dead (actually, some Etruscan mumbo jumbo to be precise). The dead, then go after the living. And the living try and escape!

That’s the film Burial Ground (1981) in a nutshell.

It’s an Italian Zombi knock-off, courtesy of director Andrea Bianchi. As a director, Bianchi is known for (among other things), Cry of a Prostitute (we haven’t a prostitute cry, but imagine it’s heart-wrenching) and What the Peeper Saw (we haven’t seen that one…but…you get the gist of what Bianchi, aka, Andrew White, is all about). He sure does like his crime / exploitation films.

In Burial Ground, when the Gates of Hell open, and Lucio Fulci is nowhere to be found, you have to kinda settle for Bianchi.

Bloody Disgusting said this about Burial Ground: [the film] “contains all the necessary elements for a good zombie movie including maggot-infested corpses, entrails eating…

It’s definitely an oddball flick. It is most definitely weird and wildly perverse…all the good stuff.

Be sure to tune in to the Really Awful Movies Podcast every week for fun genre film chat!



Really Awful Movies: Ep 154 – The Crazies

craziesposterThe Crazies has all the great elements you’d expect from George Romero. It’s a bio-hazard film, wherein an experimental “vaccine” is accidentally released into a town’s water supply when a military plane crashes. And wouldn’t you know it? Why, it’s not a vaccine at all, but a secret bit of bio-weaponry.

Some of the townsfolk are resistant — to being quarantined that is, not to the bug.

When you have rural USA, there are bound to be guns. So when a government edict goes out to round up the populace and stuff them in the school gym, well…that goes over like a lead balloon. And people fight back.

Will government researchers be able to find a cure in time? Will our resistance fighter heroes survive the pathogen, and friendly fire? These and many other questions answered in our podcast of The Crazies.