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Robert Scott (written by)
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Release Date:
November 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Look what's living inside your television. See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (in credits order)
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

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 (The Undead)
Diane Hadley ... The Bride (The Undead)

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

Anthony C. Ferrante ... The Undead (as Anthony Ferrante)
Cliff Gardener ... The Undead
Joanne Jarvis ... The Undead
Mark Rosseau ... The Undead
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Sergio Kato ... Nestor
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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
 
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 Wooley .... steadicam operator
 
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
 
Thanks
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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Runtime:
90 min | Germany:84 min (cut version) | Germany:86 min (uncut version)
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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:
Continuity: When the scene changes between Zoe and Jeff while they talk on the phone, Zoe's hairstyle changes dramatically between the shots.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!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Robot Ninja (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Eerie TVSee more »

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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Real nice 80's horror film, 26 April 2003
Author: (knick666@yahoo.com) from Chicago, IL

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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