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The Video Dead -- Gruesome killings and the walking dead don't always stay on the television as Jeff and his sister Zoe discover. Horror movies are all fun and games until the monsters start coming out of the TV into real life. In HD.
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November 1987 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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

Jennifer Miro ... The Woman
Victoria Bastel ... April Ellison (as Vickie Bastel)

Libby Russler ... Maria
Garrett Dressler ... Mr. Ellison
Melissa Martin ... B-Movie Housewife
Cliff Watts ... The Garbageman
Muffie Greco ... Beverly Turchow
Walter Garret ... Abe Turchow (as Walter Garrett)
Jo Ann Peterson ... Mrs. Blair
Don Clelland ... Mr. Blair

Carl Solomon ... Hospital Attendant
Bachelor ... Chocolate
Jack Stellman ... Jack
Diane Hadley ... The Bride

Patrick Treadway ... Jimmy D.
Stephan Bianchi ... The Undead (as Stephen Bianchi)
Maurice Diller ... The Undead

Anthony C. Ferrante ... The Undead (as Anthony Ferrante)
Cliff Gardener ... The Undead
Joanne Jarvis ... The Undead
Mark Rosseau ... The Undead
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sergio Kato ... Nestor (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Scott 
Writing credits
Robert Scott (written by)

Produced by
Robert Scott .... producer
William S. Weiner .... associate producer
Original Music by
Leonard Marcel 
Kevin McMahon 
Stuart Rabinowitsh 
Cinematography by
Greg Becker 
Film Editing by
Bob Sarles 
Production Design by
Katalin Rogers 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Bordock 
Costume Design by
Andrea Nemerson 
Edward Richard 
Makeup Department
Patrick Denver .... makeup assistant
Eddie Nathan .... hair stylist
Sally Ray .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Jacques Thelemaque .... production manager
Dirk Triptich .... unit manager
Suzy Weatherton .... set manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Baird .... second assistant director
Billy Washington .... first assistant director
Art Department
Eric Foster .... carpenter
Charlene Gentry .... set assistant
August West .... property master
Sound Department
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... supervising sound effects editor
Luis Colina .... assistant sound editor
George Eldred .... assistant sound editor
Pamela Falk .... sound intern
Luther Greene .... sound re-recording mixer
Will Harvey .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick McHugh .... sound editor
Philip Perkins .... sound effects recordist (as Phillip Perkins)
Joshua Stein .... adr engineer
Joshua Stein .... location sound recordist
Paul Uribe .... transfer bay operator
John Watson .... supervising dialogue editor
G. Watson-Roberts .... dialogue assistant
Justin Van Hout .... audio commentary assistant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Wes Takahashi .... special photographic effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Claire Bain .... optical lineup: Interformat
John Countryman .... matte painter
Dale Hall Jr. .... special visual effects
Michael Hinton .... optical effects chief: Interformat
Camera and Electrical Department
John Garbowski .... electrician
Edward Gein .... first assistant camera
Roscoe McGovern .... grip
Tom Means .... electrician
Tim Partenfelder .... key grip
Michael Robinson .... best boy
Marc David Schultz .... gaffer
Alan Steinheimer .... additional photography
Joel Tyler .... hmi grip
Anna Uryu .... still photographer
Toby Weeds .... grip
David Weisman .... second assistant camera
Guy Woolley .... steadicam operator (as Guy Wooley)
Animation Department
Gordon Clark .... animation crew
Hayden Hicks .... animation crew
Amanda Robinson .... animation crew
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Izzy Rowe .... costume coordinator
Editorial Department
George Braun .... timer
John Carlson .... video colorist
Jeff Chaves .... colorist (digital color correction)
Elisa Cohen .... first assistant editor
Ken Rosenthal .... picture intern
Music Department
Bob Sarles .... music editor (as Ray Sarles)
Transportation Department
Burt King .... transportation captain
Other crew
Darla Evans .... location manager
Jessa Foote .... animal trainer
Lisa Ginsburg .... production assistant
Linda Horwitz .... production associate
Mack Huberty .... production accountant
Will Kidder .... script supervisor
Karen Rivo .... first aid
Ann Rohrs .... production assistant
Charlene Whitman .... production coordinator
Kimber Yung .... production assistant
Leslie Ackerman .... special thanks
Tim Ayers .... special thanks
Greg Berutto .... special thanks
Jay Boekelheide .... special thanks
Gail Bradshaw .... special thanks
Mauro Camacho III .... special thanks
Glen Carroll .... special thanks
Brian Clune .... special thanks
Morrie Esienmann .... special thanks
Lisa Farnham .... special thanks
Robert Farnham .... special thanks
John Gorgone .... special thanks
Douglas Leach .... special thanks
Tip Lum .... special thanks
David Parker .... special thanks
Kate Ramseur .... special thanks
Maril Tornga .... special thanks
Julio Vargas .... special thanks
Kenji Yamamoto .... special thanks
Lisa Yimm .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
90 min | Germany:84 min (cut version) | Germany:86 min (uncut version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

A sequel was written for the film, but never materialized. It was to do with a victim instead being pulled into the television set, rather than the zombies coming out, and having to find a way out before the film ended. Director Robert Scott wanted a lot more zombie action, and far more zombies than in his original film but was offered the same budget as the first to make the sequel - he declined and a sequel has yet to come to fruition.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Zoe Blair:Your strange!
Jeff Blair:Well that's me ok? I'm a STRANGE person!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
False AlarmSee more »


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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Horribly awesome zombie movie, 14 January 2002
Author: guardo22b ( from Toledo, Ohio

I wish all movies were this great. It's a movie where zombies come out of a television and it's up to 2 goofy teenagers and some sort of zombie hunter to stop them. The acting was horrible, it's set in the mid-80's and has all the big hair and cheesy music you could ask for. The plot has millions of holes in it that are explained with brief statements by the supporting cast, and there is plenty of blood in it. The only disappointing thing about this movie is that there were a few spots that could have been gory as hell but just weren't taken advantage of. For one, the part where the zombie's hand gets thrown in the garbage disposal. And then the part where some lady was stuffed in a washer; blood could have been everywhere, but no blood. Other than that, the movie was cool. The best line was after the dog got lost and April saying in one run-on sentence "You don't understand he likes to go into the woods and try to mate with skunks only skunks don't like to mate with poodles so they spray him and then he really gets turned on!". Solid!

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