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The Dead Next Door (1989)

Unrated | | Horror | November 1989 (USA)
An elite anti-Zombie team is assembled by the Government to cope with an ever-growing undead infection and the religious cult zealots who fanatically protect the festering foes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pete Ferry ...
Raimi (as Peter Ferry)
Bogdan Pecic ...
Dr. Moulsson (as Bogdan 'Don' Pecic)
Michael Grossi ...
Mercer
Jolie Jackunas ...
Kuller
Robert Kokai ...
Rev. Jones
Floyd Ewing Jr. ...
Capt. Kline
Roger Graham ...
Dr. Franklin
Maria Markovic ...
Anna
Jon Killough ...
Vincent / farmhouse zombie
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Richards
Jeff Welch ...
Cmdr. Carpenter
Michael Todd ...
Jason / Van Driver
J.R. Bookwalter ...
Lloyds
Jennifer Mullen ...
Powers
Joe Wedlake ...
Dr. Savini
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The government sets up a Zombie squad after an epidemic has made the world run rampant with living corpses. Raimi, Mercer, Kuller, and others head off to Ohio to try and find a cure to the epidemic but soon run into a crazy cult of zombie lovers who are set on preserving the zombies and letting a new world be born because they believe that it's God's will. When Mercer gets infected with the zombie virus, Raimi and the others must work quickly to find a cure and avoid the cult. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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$75,000 (estimated)
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The character of Rev. Jones is most likely based on Reverend James Warren "Jim" Jones. Jones was the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple. This was a well known cult in the late 1970's and is best known for the November 18, 1978 death of more than 900 Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana along with the deaths of nine other people at a nearby airstrip and in Georgetown, Guyana. As the Congressman, news and television reporters, and temple defectors boarded the plane, several armed guards from the temple arrived and fired at the group. One of the fatalities was Congressman Ryan. The murder of Congressman Ryan was the only murder of a Congressman in the line of duty in the history of the United States. Simultaneously, temple members committed mass suicide by drinking cyanide-laced grape flavored Flavor Aid along with a sedative. Jones was found dead in a deck chair with a gunshot wound to his head. Because of Jones, the tragedy at Guyana ranks among the largest mass suicides in history. It also the greatest single loss of American civilian life in a non-natural disaster until the events of September 11, 2001. See more »

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Left For Dead (Instrumental Version)
Written and Performed by J.R. Bookwalter
© 1988 Subtempeco Muzik
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This movie was a terrible waste of my life!
25 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I went to "Best Buy" one day browsing through the horror section and I happened to glance at the movie "The Dead Next Door" and i had before read reviews on numerous websites that stated it is a fun and enjoyable cheesy horror b-movie...BIG MISTAKE buying this movie...The Budget not only made the movie cheesy and sh$#ty but the acting was Horrendous!!! I almost could have believed that a few young kids made this movie with ketchup and other home appliances...Basically, the plot was lacking and the acting stank-ed.

I would never recommend anyone to go out and buy/watch this movie on account that you will feel used and bored half of the time.


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