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The Video Dead (1987)

Video  -  Comedy | Horror  -  November 1987 (USA)
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A family takes delivery of a new TV set, unaware that it is the gateway by which killer zombies enter the world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael St. Michaels ...
Henry Jordan
Thaddeus Golas ...
Deliveryman #1
Douglass Bell ...
Deliveryman #2 (as Douglas Bell)
Al Millan ...
Taxi Driver / Undead Ironhead
Roxanna Augesen ...
Zoe Blair
Lory-Michael Ringuette ...
Mover #1 / Undead Half Creeper (as Lory Ringuette)
George Kernan ...
Mover #2
Rocky Duvall ...
Jeff Blair
Sam David McClelland ...
Joshua Daniels
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The Woman
Victoria Bastel ...
April Ellison (as Vickie Bastel)
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Maria
Garrett Dressler ...
Mr. Ellison
Melissa Martin ...
B-Movie Housewife
Cliff Watts ...
The Garbageman
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Storyline

An unlabelled crate from an unknown source is delivered to a house in the woods. The homeowner unwisely accepts the delivery, only to discover it contains a TV set that starts spewing giggling zombies all over the place. When a new family moves into the now-abandoned house, the son discovers the haunted televsion and is soon told what he needs to do to send the zombies back where they belong. Knowing and doing, however, are two very different things, and the zombies are not likely to go quietly. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The living dead are here, and they're lusting for blood - yours! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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November 1987 (USA)  »

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The Video Dead  »

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$80,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

During filming, actor Jack Stellman who portrayed the undead "Jack" fell ill and the role was then filled by actor Michael St. Michaels who finished the film as the zombie. You can see a noticeable difference in Jack's appearance from the beginning of the film, compared to the end. See more »

Goofs

When Jeff and April find Chocolate, the dog, dead in the woods, the one short shot of the dog clearly shows that it is breathing. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Blair: Hey, I've got it!
April: You do?
Jeff Blair: The dog swallowed a ball. You were walking the dog, on a leash, and some total jerk threw the ball to the dog, and he accidentally swallowed it. All we have to do is push the ball down the dog's throat. They'll never know the difference.
April: That is really sick! You think it'll work?
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Connections

References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Joshua's Theme
by Stuart Rabinowitsh
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Horribly awesome zombie movie
14 January 2002 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I wish all movies were this great. It's a movie where zombies come out of a television and it's up to 2 goofy teenagers and some sort of zombie hunter to stop them. The acting was horrible, it's set in the mid-80's and has all the big hair and cheesy music you could ask for. The plot has millions of holes in it that are explained with brief statements by the supporting cast, and there is plenty of blood in it. The only disappointing thing about this movie is that there were a few spots that could have been gory as hell but just weren't taken advantage of. For one, the part where the zombie's hand gets thrown in the garbage disposal. And then the part where some lady was stuffed in a washer; blood could have been everywhere, but no blood. Other than that, the movie was cool. The best line was after the dog got lost and April saying in one run-on sentence "You don't understand he likes to go into the woods and try to mate with skunks only skunks don't like to mate with poodles so they spray him and then he really gets turned on!". Solid!


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