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The Dead Next Door (1989)

Unrated | | Horror | November 1989 (USA)
An elite anti-Zombie team is assembled by the Government to cope with an ever-growing undead infection and the religious cult zealots who fanatically protect the festering foes.

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J.R. Bookwalter

Writer:

J.R. Bookwalter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pete Ferry Pete Ferry ... Raimi (as Peter Ferry)
Bogdan Pecic Bogdan Pecic ... Dr. Moulsson (as Bogdan 'Don' Pecic)
Michael Grossi Michael Grossi ... Mercer
Jolie Jackunas Jolie Jackunas ... Kuller
Robert Kokai Robert Kokai ... Rev. Jones
Floyd Ewing Jr. Floyd Ewing Jr. ... Capt. Kline
Roger Graham Roger Graham ... Dr. Franklin
Maria Markovic Maria Markovic ... Anna
Jon Killough Jon Killough ... Vincent / farmhouse zombie
Scott Spiegel ... Richards
Jeff Welch Jeff Welch ... Cmdr. Carpenter
Michael Todd Michael Todd ... Jason / Van Driver
J.R. Bookwalter J.R. Bookwalter ... Lloyds
Jennifer Mullen Jennifer Mullen ... Powers
Joe Wedlake Joe Wedlake ... Dr. Savini
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Storyline

The government sets up a Zombie squad after an epidemic has made the world run rampant with living corpses. Raimi, Mercer, Kuller, and others head off to Ohio to try and find a cure to the epidemic but soon run into a crazy cult of zombie lovers who are set on preserving the zombies and letting a new world be born because they believe that it's God's will. When Mercer gets infected with the zombie virus, Raimi and the others must work quickly to find a cure and avoid the cult. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Taglines:

How do you kill something that won't die? Where do you run when they're everywhere? See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

Akron, Ohio, USA See more »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Akron, OH landmarks that are visible during the opening credits sequence include the Soap Box Derby Downs track, the Goodyear blimp hangar building, and the field pavement word monument reading AKRON. See more »

Crazy Credits

Filmed in "Amscovision" -- A Process where camera rigs are made out of 2x4s and PVC pipes. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original version released on VHS was the 83 minute unrated cut by Tempe Video. In 2005, Anchor Bay had the film remastered and recut to 78 minutes. The 2015 Blu-Ray from Tempe Video contains both the original cut and the remastered 2005 version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Zombie Cop (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Left For Dead (Instrumental Version)
Written and Performed by J.R. Bookwalter
© 1988 Subtempeco Muzik
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Hum, don't judge a movie by it's cover...
22 September 2005 | by buchassSee all my reviews

Well, what can i say, it was one of the most low budget films i ever seen before,not the best footage and the acting is poor, but it was an original "zombie" film, full of gory scenes, and reasonable story, but the budget is too low, its a pity.. One more thing, why the hell Pete Ferry's (the main character) voice is dubbed by Bruce Campell(Evil Dead 1, 2 and 3)? I think we never know :p only Jr.Bookwalter(the director). "Dead Next Door", its a ultra "Z" movie, very cheesy.. I recommend only for the "big" Zombie flick fans. If you like this movie, i recommend:

"Chopper Chicks in Zombietown" (troma movie) and "Zombie Cop" (another one from Jr.Bookwalter)


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