"Night of the Rotted Dead"

Films: Burial Ground: Nights of Terror (1981)

Alias: Various

Type: Mystical

Location: Cave/Haunted home

Height/Weight: That of average humans.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: In its quest to try and corner every aspect of the horror genre, Italy inevitably moved to the tried and true art of zombie attacks. That's not to say an effort wasn't made, though...

History: After an Etruscan tomb is disturbed, a plague is unleashed, and it reanimates most of the dead in the vicinity. Soon, the above average zombies decent upon a group of visiting folks/one creepy half-pint. It is the Prophecy of the Black Spider. You can read it at the beginning of the trailer (or the end of the film).

Notable Kills: One zombie beheads a guy with a scythe.

Final Fate: The zombies end up either infecting or killing the people around them. And according to the prophecy, there will be more.

Powers/Abilities: Infection, immortality, above-average intelligence.

Weakness: None, though maybe aiming for the head?

Scariness Factor: 4-These zombies don't mess around. They are more rotted than usual, can use weapons if need be, and there doesn't seem to be any end in sight to their terror.

Trivia: -This is one of many films to inexplicably be called "Zombie 3" sometimes.

-They cast a 25 year old as the insanely creepy child due to Italian law forbidding sexual content involving children. It was honestly for the best.

Image Gallery

"And for my next trick, I'll make our credibility vanish!"

Only the audience will boo.

They didn't run out of room. They're just messing with us.

The next logical step in the zombie weapon handling in this film!

The Crypt Keeper's lesser known cousin could only find work here.

Because when you're re-releasing this film, we totally want to be reminded of these particular characters.