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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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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Strange., 15 May 2005
Author: ZombieKilla81 from Hawaii, USA

The title brings to mind everything that made 70's-ploitation a thing of wonder. Yet, viewers are to find instead an oddly artistic film with what must be one of the most strangest ideas for a film in all the annals cinema.

Here goes: a demon falls in love with a girl, but she perishes and his sadness infects a bed which then becomes indestructible and develops an insatiable appetite for for pretty much everything, flesh in particular. The soul of one of it's victims now haunts a painting and comments on the carnage the bed reeks. Weird enough for ya? Sloppy, cheap and very amateurish, the film is really hanging at the bottom rung of the budget/talent food chain. The acting is mostly nonexistent (except for the trapped soul, who is pretty good), the sound quality is rough and the picture is faded. Also, the editing needs some serious attention as the pacing for the film is all kinds of wrong.

And yet, the film kept me watching all the way to the end. It wasn't the trashy 70's goods that held on to me (of which, there are actually very little), it was the controlled strangeness of the picture. Unlike many odd-concept/low-budget affairs, the film starts and stays weird, but keeps itself contained; it comes off more artistic than it does simply exploitive.

Technical limitations aside, the movie is interesting, if not all that entertaining. A less budget restricted remake would be nice, but try to take it for what it is.

6/10

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