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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 
 
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(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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Filmed almost entirely at the Gar Wood mansion on Keelson Island in Detroit. The mansion has long been completely demolished.See more »
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Referenced in An Evening with P. Oswalt (2007) (V)See more »

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words cannot convey just how bizarre this movie is..., 3 January 2004
Author: EyeAskance from fabulous Las Vega$!

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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