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A bed possessed by a demon spirit consumes its users alive. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Demene Hall ... Diane

William Russ ... 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 ... Artist
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
Demene E. Hall (as Demene Hall)

Directed by
George Barry 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Barry 

Produced by
George Barry .... producer
Maureen Petrucci .... co-producer
Jim Williams .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ossian Brown 
Mike McCoy 
Stephen Thrower 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Fresco 
 
Film Editing by
Ron Medico 
 
Art Direction by
Maureen Petrucci 
 
Set Decoration by
Maureen Petrucci 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Parker .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tom Sherry .... sound
Patrick Spence-Thomas .... sound mixer
Jim Viola .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Jock Brandis .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jock Brandis .... gaffer
Bob Gallant .... assistant camera
Robert Handley .... additional cinematographer
Clyde Stringer .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Dave Wedlake .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Robert Andrews .... production assistant
Darcy Barry .... director: introduction
Sean Barry .... intern
Howard Davis .... production assistant
David Kupczak .... introduction editor
Les Wears .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Daniel Craddock .... special thanks
Shahid Gulamali .... special thanks
Jean-Claude Michel .... special thanks
Stephen Thrower .... special thanks
 

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USA:77 min | USA:80 min (DVD version)
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Filming was begun in 1972. An answer print was struck in 1977, but the film was not released until 2003.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A genuine cult epic., 4 May 2013
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

Writer / director George Barry's "Death Bed: The Bed That Eats" is one of the strangest films you'll ever encounter. At first, it would seem that it could only generate laughter due to its outrageous premise, but it's quite possible to take it seriously, as a surreal work of art with touches of exploitation (namely, gore and nudity) thrown in.

The title pretty much lays it out for you: the title item of furniture has been possessed by a demon for many years, and claimed many victims, pulling them down into its yellow, frothy, hungry innards. One of the victims is an artist (Dave Marsh, voice-over by Patrick Spence- Thomas) whose spirit is now trapped behind one of his paintings and can't do a thing to warn anybody who stops by.

This film has got a real unearthly vibe and a European sensibility going for it. It creates its own universe, and occupies it to great effect. The viewer may keep watching out of a sense of sheer fascination. Granted, its acting is all on the amateurish side, but the low low budget does work in its favour, as such an element often does for such B pictures. None of the human characters are terribly interesting, certainly not as interesting as the bed itself, which does have a presence.

There are some very memorable moments, such as the extended sequence where Diane (Demene Hall) starts to get sucked into the bed, manages to emerge (albeit with legs now bloodied up and useless), and starts to crawl to freedom, only for...Well, I know it's best to let you discover it for yourself. When a young man (William Russ) loses both hands to the ravenous bed, he's oddly not too distraught but more amazed at the damage done.

"Death Bed: The Bed That Eats" is definitely the kind of thing you have to see for yourself. It HAS developed a following, if not a particularly large one, and that's not hard to understand. It's a true original.

Eight out of 10.

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