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The Video Dead (1987)

R  |  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)
...
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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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

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

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The Terror Within
by Leonard Marcel
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Real nice 80's horror film
26 April 2003 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

A lot of people dont seem to like this film , but i would have to say it was great. It's about this t.v. that is some sort of portal for zombies. The t.v. turns on by itself and the zombies come out of it and terrorize humans. This had 80's written all over it and for me thats a damn good thing. I love movies like this. I think people dont like these films because they think that the makers meant it to be 100% serious, which they don't. You have got to get the humor in the movies, to truly love them. This movie had a total Blood Hook/Dead Dudes In The House feel to it. so if you like the films Blood Hook or Dead Dudes In The House you have to see this one. There is some really great gore in this movie like, zombies and humans getting cut up with chainsaws and zombie decapitations and much more. I give this movie an 8 out of 10. So once again if youre a fan of 80's horror/dark comedys like sleep away camp, Blood Hook, Dead Dudes In The House, or Day Of The Dead check this sucker out.


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