Directed by: Andrea Bianchi

Starring: Karin Well, Gianluigi Chirizzi, Antonella Antinori

THE PLOT:

A professor opens a crypt and reanimates rotten zombies. The zombies attack a jet-set-group which is celebrating a party in a villa nearby

THE REVIEW:

Professor Ayres is studying ancient burial rites in the country near his house. While digging and searching for artifacts the professor “wakes” zombies that had been buried in the area where he had been working. Unfortunately for the professor he is not able to escape the zombies, who trap him, the proceed to eat him.

Standing outside a gated house, guests of Professor Ayres wait to be let inside. Little do they know that the professor has been working on a way to raise the dead and that he has been viciously killed nearby. The visitors, consisting of a few couples, one of which have a crazy looking kid, Michael (Peter Bark), who has a thing for his own mother, are greeted near the house. A housekeeper and a butler help unload the cars and show the guests inside.

After being chased by Zombies around the professor’s home, a couple who was making out on the lawn, manage to make it back inside the home unscathed. What takes place over the remainder of the film is a struggle for the guests to survive. The climax is worth waiting for as well as a memorable scene between Michael and his mother.

A late entry in the Italian zombie genre, Burial Ground made it to the U.S. drive-ins heavily edited. The print titles “Zombi 3” or “Nights Of Terror” are completely uncut and contain the gruesome scene with the adult-child, his mother, and a gory event. There is even a nod to Armando De Ossorio when some of the zombies are wearing cloaks and resemble the Templar Knights.

Not the best in the series, but very entertaining.