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Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)

Not Rated | | Horror | 11 February 2010 (Czech Republic)
A bed possessed by a demon spirit consumes its users alive.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Demene Hall ...
Diane
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Sharon's Brother (as Rusty Russ)
Julie Ritter ...
Suzan
Linda Bond ...
The Resurrected
Patrick Spence-Thomas ...
Voice of the Artist
Rosa Luxemburg ...
Sharon
Dave Marsh ...
Ed Oldani ...
Victim
Dessa Stone ...
First Female Victim
Marshall Tate ...
Side Order
Samir Eid ...
Gangster
Fred Abdenour ...
Gangster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jock Brandis ...
Priest
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A bed possessed by a demon spirit consumes its users alive.

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Not Rated

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На смертном одре: Постель-людоед  »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Director George Barry's inspiration for Death Bed came in a dream, which the film's bizarre surreal nature is attributed to. See more »

Goofs

When the priest is being consumed by the Death bed, the acid is clearly yellow Styrofoam as a piece of it sticks to his glasses. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Island of Death (2010) See more »

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words cannot convey just how bizarre this movie is...
3 January 2004 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

The premise- a demon falls in love with a maiden and assumes human form in order to make love to her. She dies as a result of this preternatural union, and the mournful demon cries tears of blood upon their carnal bed. The blood is absorbed, bestowing the bed with a predatory animate existence. Nestled within a ramshackle guesthouse, it lies in wait through the ages...a bloodthirsty canopy bed which consumes anyone unfortunate enough to rest upon it. A strange concept for a horror film, indeed, but the presentation is far, far stranger...

This no-budget oddity was composed with a very peculiar artistic finesse...not so much pretentious as self-consciously esoteric, it merges trash cinema sleaze with flourishes of oneiric surrealism(it's largely narrated by the spirit of 19th-century nouveau illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, helplessly imprisoned within a painting on a wall opposite the killer bed). This eccentric admixture doesn't really gel perfectly, but that is certainly not to imply that DEATH BED is a bad film, just that it's very bizarre and obvious of its restrictive budget...I personally consider it one of the most original and inventive amateur horror projects I have ever seen.

Opinions about this one will be all over the board, but there's no denying that DEATH BED is unique. I recommend it strongly to all fans of outré cinema. 7/10


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