A modern retelling of the cult classic Bob Clark (A Christmas Story, Murder By Decree, Black Christmas) film of the same name. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things is a darkly comic tale of young thrill-seekers who summon Satan to raise the dead to do their bidding, a summation that works...
with deadly consequences.
The ritual does indeed work…much to their surprise. But the dead are not back to serve their will, they are bloodthirsty and are seeking more souls to join the damned in hell.
“I’m staying close to the original in terms of plot and, more or less, the characters,” Schuermann tells us. “The modern angle comes in with the addition of the Internet and social media influence. In my version, a group of young, independent filmmakers are staging an on-line promotional event on Halloween in a cemetery for maximum-security convicts. There is a big twist as to the type of prison it is, but I probably shouldn’t mention that just yet! In the original, it was a little vague as to why the characters were doing what they were. I make that very clear this time.”