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The Edison Death Machine (2006)

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Thought only to exist in legend, Edison's device for contacting the dead is found...and stolen. A group of professional thieves go on a global crime spree reanimating the dead in order to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stacey T. Gillespie ...
Henry Shackleford
Ashley Arkels ...
Karen Armstrong
Renee DuBois
Frank Santoroski ...
Dominic Contessi
Michael Van Zant ...
Jack McConnell
Len Kirschbaum ...
Johnny Knight
Silvio / Toramonga
Mark Dryden ...
Buddy Gilbert
Michael S. Shouse ...
Jean McClaire Duvar
Tiffany Durr ...
Ken Shaw ...
General Grant
Kenneth Barnett ...
Jermaine Greene ...


Thought only to exist in legend, Edison's device for contacting the dead is found...and stolen. A group of professional thieves go on a global crime spree reanimating the dead in order to steal treasures thought long lost. Things begin to go wrong when they cannot control the creatures, and the machine begins to develop a mind of its own. Written by Frank Santoroski

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Renee DuBois: You killed Lana, and now Johnny and Jack are dead. What else do I have to lose.
Dominic Contessi: Your life. Once I take that from you, I won't stop there.
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Referenced in Hell-ephone (2008) See more »

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Calling This a Film is Going too Far...
21 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The other 2 reviews at this time must have either been posted by the film makers themselves, or were on some kind of heavy drugs!

This isn't even a movie in the strictest sense.

First, it is done on low, VHS resolution video tape. The sets are cardboard, as is the acting. My son was in a few film classes in HS and this "film" is not even as good as the few short subjects he shot.

Special effects? give me a break..there is none, unless you thing a bunch of quasi-historical characters, including an Elvis zombie, and a 17th c. samurai wearing the same latex Halloween mask is "special effects" !!! The budget of this film could not have been much over $5.00 and that would be for the bag of pot those involved were smoking.

Another example:

Girl is shot in head by rival gang..slumps onto desk filled with papers...Blood starts oozing from her head, spreading out UNDER the scattered papers, WHICH MYSTERIOUSLY, DO NOT GET SOAKED WITH BLOOD EVEN THOUGH THE "BLOOD" IS COMING OUT FROM UNDERNEATH THE PAPERS!!!!!

That's special effects for you...

Think of SNL sketch that goes on for a bit over an hour that is not supposed to funny, but is...and then again..not all that funny.

The film's website claims winning best SiFi pic of 2007,Best sp. effects, and other film awards at various film festivals....

I bet those "festivals" don't even exist, or if they do, they most have bought off the judges with a bucket of KFC.

I won't even comment on the insipid plot...

Actually, there was one really great scene now that I think of it. In Elvis's tomb (of course they couldn't even call the character Elvis, for some weird reason) They use the Edison machine to bring Elvis back to life...Besides the bumbling gang of thieves and the captive museum director, somehow a bunch of Elvis groupies made it into the cramped cardboard tomb with them.. You just HAVE to see the bad acting, worse than my 5 year old daughter's nursery school play, as they run screaming...(I said screaming with artistic license) out of the crypt..

My last thoughts....unbelievable as this may sound...

This film makes" Plan 9 From Outer Space" seem like "Citizen Cane"!!!

Oh... the machine was cool....

See the 1998 TV movie Nightworld:Lost Souls if you like the Edison spirit Communicator machine.

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