The Dead Next Door (1989)

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  November 1989 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pete Ferry ...
Raimi (as Peter Ferry)
Bogdan Pecic ...
Dr. Moulsson (as Bogdan 'Don' Pecic)
Michael Grossi ...
Jolie Jackunas ...
Robert Kokai ...
Rev. Jones
Floyd Ewing Jr. ...
Capt. Kline
Roger Graham ...
Dr. Franklin
Maria Markovic ...
Jon Killough ...
Vincent / farmhouse zombie
Scott Spiegel ...
Jeff Welch ...
Cmdr. Carpenter
Michael Todd ...
Jason / Van driver
J.R. Bookwalter ...
Jennifer Mullen ...
Joe Wedlake ...
Dr. Savini


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 <>

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How do you kill something that won't die? Where do you run when they're everywhere? See more »




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November 1989 (USA)  »

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A Morte  »

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$75,000 (estimated)

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Some of the main characters are named after important people involved in the horror movie industry: Raimi - Sam Raimi, Savini - Tom Savini, Cmdr. Carpenter - John Carpenter. Among these listed, the Captain also includes of soldiers that they have lost which include Romero (George A. Romero) and King (Stephen King). See more »

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Filmed in "Amscovision" -- A Process where camera rigs are made out of 2x4s and PVC pipes. See more »


References Dumbo (1941) See more »


Death & Violence
Written by Mick Corcoran and Greg Bennett
Performed by Wilbur & The Hoodlum Patrol
© 1988 Mikk Music
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The government sets up a group of people to destroy all zombies.
15 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The "Dead Next Door" was an OK movie for myself, but i have herd that many people enjoy the film and recommend it. I don't think the plot is very good, but i do realize that it was a low-budget movie. i did like the gore however (there is plenty of it) and the violent effects are not that bad, so if you are a gore-hound then you might want to pick this movie up.

i do own this movie and bought it for a fair price; i don't recommend paying an arm and a leg for this movie unless you have seen it and enjoyed it enough to shed some cash. if you're not one for mediocre acting then i also don't recommend this movie.

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