Cemetery Man

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Cemetery Man ★★ Dellamorte Delamore; Of Death, of Love 1995 (R)

Grotesque little saga about zombies and necrophilia set in a small Italian cemetery. Thanks to a weird post-death plague the corpses refuse to stay quietly in their graves, forcing watchman Francisco Dellamorte (Everett) and mute gravedigger Gnaghi (Hadji-Lazaro) to split their heads open. But when Francisco's dead sweetheart (Falchi) rises from her grave, he's a little slow to rebury the still-active corpse. Based on the Italian graphic novel “Dellamorte Dellamore,” from the “Dylan Dog” series by Tiziano Sclavi. 100m/C VHS, DVD . IT Rupert Everett, Anna Falchi, Francois Hadji-Lazaro, Mickey Knox; D: Michele (Michael) Soavi; W: Gianni Romoli; C: Mauro Marchetti; M: Manuel De Sica.