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Release Date:
November 1987 (USA) See more »
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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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sergio Kato ... Nestor

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:
Filming for the film took over a year since it was shot mostly on weekends and during the cast/crew's free time due to the low budget.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
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 place from which there is absolutely no escape. Then they'll go crazy, eat themselves.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
SpiderwalkSee more »

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11 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Lotsa fun not to be taken seriously, 8 April 2000
Author: Casey-52 from DVD Drive-In

Everyone who says they hate this movie expected too much from it. A lot of "The Video Dead" is intentional humor that many viewers believe to be unintentional humor. Well, they're wrong.

"The Video Dead", unlike many zombie movies, doesn't try to be the next "Night of the Living Dead". It knows its limitations and doesn't try to break past them. The low budget is obvious, but just adds to the fun. The storyline contains a brand-new zombie myth complete with new methods of elimination, new motives, all that is left of the traditional zombie legend is the fact that they're dead and they walk around. The acting isn't the best, but Rosanna Augesen is excellent as the older sister who eventually has to serve the zombies dinner as they gather at her table! Not unnecessarily gory, some actually scary scenes (the zombies attack the brother as he hangs helplessly from a tree), and plenty of surprises, including a dead dog, a stripper killed by a "garbage man", and a love interest that gets squelched. Just expect anything, go into it with an open mind, and enjoy! I am serious, I love this movie, it makes my Top 5 zombie films list! It's so refreshing to see something so original after recently viewing crap like "Burial Ground" and "Night of the Zombies"!

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