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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
...
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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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

Actor Jack Stellman would get so into his zombie role that he wouldn't talk to his other cast members, he would instead glare at them from across the room or grunt when they spoke to him. All of the zombies in the film had to audition for their roles by grunting/growling and performing their best zombie walk which were then incorporated into the finished film. Mr. Stellman came into his audition completely silent and in character, staring at the director with his "glare" and only delivering inaudible noises when asked questions. He was cast on the spot. See more »

Goofs

When the bride zombie pops out of the washing machine and strangles the baking woman, the dead woman is not wearing socks, because you see her feet kicking as she dies. However, when the baking woman is stuffed in the washing machine she is wearing dark socks that you can see as her feet turn round and round and the zombies giggle! See more »

Quotes

The Garbageman: You don't know, what you're messin' with. Why in the hell don't you leave it alone?
Jeff Blair: Who was she?
The Garbageman: They look, just like you and I... But inside, they're, they're different. They have no soul...
Jeff Blair: Who are you?
The Garbageman: They call me the Garbageman. I dispose of human garbage.
Jeff Blair: Why are you telling me all this?
The Garbageman: Because you're in danger. There's been a little accident, an escape. They are very real, and very dangerous, Jeff. Be careful.
Jeff Blair: No, wait! What do I do?
The Garbageman: Take the TV, and lock it in the basement, and do one ...
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18 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

I loved this film even though others might not agree with me i found it throughly entertaining. I loved the characters there's quiet innocent girl April,sex-drug crazed Jeff,and suspicious frightened girl Zoe!Even the zombie's are good and throughly scary especially the one with the glasses (watch it and you'll see what i mean. It might be put down as a silly cheap horror flick but i enjoyed it: 7/10


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