In this homage to monster movies, high school students Shari Belafonte, LeVar Burton and Lee Montgomery (Ben) invoke an ancient curse--and guess what happens? The dead in the nearby cemetery come to life to wreak vengeance upon the living. This film, surprisingly ruthless for Prime Time television is marked by good special effects, very Dawn of the Dead-inspired makeup, and Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) as a converted zombie who attacks his son. The most interesting subplot reveals that not all the dead came back as bloodthirsty zombies. A 50's cheerleader is resurrected (Jona Lee of Otherworld) and must cope with the idea that when--and if--the dead return to their graves, then so will she. With this curse hanging over her head she's able to finally do something she hadn't had a chance to do in life--fall in love.
The movie is dated by the 80's but is worth checking out.