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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)
...
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

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 »

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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

April: You don't understand. He likes to chase skunks in the woods, and if he finds them he tries to mate with them. Only skunks don't like to mate with poodles, and then they spray him, and he really gets turned on!
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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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False Alarm
by Ken Lauber
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A fun movie for those Zombie lovers.
25 February 2003 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

The Video Dead is truly another classic Zombie movie. Although corny in parts, it epitomises the true Zombie culture - to devour human flesh and brains. There is no mucking around with this movie. The Zombies come straight out of the box (literally) and the residents are faced with the dilemma of how to entice the flesh eaters back into their haunted television. There is also an unexpected scene in the movie - one which surprised me when I fully expected the person to survive the Zombie encounter.

Although not recommended for those who are not Zombie lovers, it is a must for the Zombie fanatic. After all, Zombies do normally get a bad rap - bring on more Zombie movies.


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