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A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. Cemeteries in the Western world are the place where the final ceremonies of death are observed. These ceremonies or rites differ according to cultural practice and religious belief. Cemeteries play an integral part in horror fiction for it is often where vampires go when seeking the shelter of their coffins during the daylight hours. During zombie attacks, the dead can be seen clawing their way through the dirt in search of fresh brains. Historically, many Hunchbacked servants have been known to dig up the graves of the recently deceased in search of fresh body parts so that their scientist employers can create new life by stitching together body parts of the dead.

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  • Maniac: Frank Zito brings Anna D'Antoni to the cemetery to visit the grave of his mother. Frank tries to kill Anna, but she manages to get away and even injures him with a shovel as they race about the fog-enshrouded tombstones.
  • Resident Evil: An unnamed cemetery exists a short distance from Arklay Mansion in the Arklay Mountains. It was here that Alice conspired with Lisa Addison to steal samples of the T-Virus in order to expose the Umbrella Corporation.

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  • Lady Death: Lady Death is the caretaker of an extradimensional plane known as the Endless Graveyard. From here, she can monitor activities taking place on Earth that pique her interest. After teen psychopath Ernest Fairchild was killed due to a scientific experiment gone awry, she brought him to the Endless Graveyard, where she resurrected him as an undead mass murderer. Returning to Earth, Fairchild became known as "Evil Ernie".
  • Spawn: Al Simmons was resurrected as a Hellspawn by Malebolgia and eventually visited his grave at Arlington. He was horrified to discover that his corporeal remains were actually inside the coffin, raising questions as to how he could be both a corpse and an Agent of Hell at the same time. (Spawn 16)

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