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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 / Ironhead
Roxanna Augesen ...
Zoe Blair
Lory-Michael Ringuette ...
Mover #1 / 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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Look what's living inside your television. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El video de la muerte  »

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$80,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The typewriter seen in this film was the same typewriter used to write the script. 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

Zoe Blair: Your strange!
Jeff Blair: Well that's me ok? I'm a STRANGE person!
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Referenced in Robot Ninja (1989) See more »

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The Terror Within
by Leonard Marcel
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Supremely entertaining zombie flick.
28 April 2006 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Video Dead" tells the story about an old television set.However this is no ordinary TV:it plays only one channel,which shows the same film over and over-a horror film that where bloodthirsty zombies rise from the graves and kill-but also frees undead creatures.3 months later a brother and sister move into the house whose previous owner was killed by zombies.Unbeknownst for them the zombies from the TV set are still hungry and the bloodbath ensues..."Video Dead" has to be one of the cheesiest zombie flicks I have ever seen.The premise is extremely dumb,the acting is bad and the dialogue is horrid.Still the film is very enjoyable,the gore is plentiful and the make-up effects are great.Special credit must be given to Robert Scott,who wrote,produced,and directed the film for making one of the stupidest and most amusing zombie flicks I have ever seen.Give this cheesy piece of trash a look.6 out of 10.Hell yeah!


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