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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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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

Originally, when the Half Creeper is sawed in half, his legs were supposed to get up and run off - an effect later utilized in Return of the Living Dead Part II - the effect wasn't pulled off to the satisfactory of the director so it was cut from the final film when the additional gore shots were done. See more »

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When Zoe leaves a message for her brother Jeff, she writes "Leff" instead of "Jeff" in cursive. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Blair: But why mirrors?
Joshua Daniels: The reason for the mirrors is simple, the dead can't stand to look at themselves. Same goes for when a living person comes up against one of 'em. When the living person shows fear, it all comes home again, that they're different. All they wanna do is kill the only thing they can never be: the living.
Jeff Blair: But what if a person could keep from showing fear? Wouldn't he be safe?
Joshua Daniels: Keep from showing fear? Only two ways of doin' 'em in, least as far as I know. First is to, trap 'em in a ...
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Well I Was In The Movie...
20 June 2005 | by (Manhattan, USA) – See all my reviews

I was actually the female that seduces the boy and comes out of the TV set. It was actually kind of fun, they put SO much latex all over my face when they made me the monster, that I couldn't get it off!!! And it was really low budget, so we had to leave the location, and I could NOT get the latex off my face, it was stuck!! So I was pulling this latex and peeling off my skin and crying!!! AH! Finally got the latex off... Ah, those were the days.

Also this film convinced me that I definitely was a terrible actress and I really needed a nose job!!! But I like the part where I am in black and white and smoking and talking to the boy. I thought I was OK in that part...

I think it's a fun movie, I like it because I was in it, and it really was fun to make, despite the problems and the low budget.


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