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The Video Dead (1987)

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A family takes delivery of a new television set, unaware that it is the gateway by which killer zombies enter the world.

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Robert Scott

Writer:

Robert Scott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael St. Michaels ... Henry Jordan
Thaddeus Golas Thaddeus Golas ... Deliveryman #1
Douglass Bell Douglass Bell ... Deliveryman #2 (as Douglas Bell)
Al Millan Al Millan ... Taxi Driver / Ironhead
Roxanna Augesen ... Zoe Blair
Lory-Michael Ringuette Lory-Michael Ringuette ... Mover #1 / Half Creeper (as Lory Ringuette)
George Kernan George Kernan ... Mover #2
Rocky Duvall ... Jeff Blair
Sam David McClelland Sam David McClelland ... Joshua Daniels
Jennifer Miro ... The Woman
Victoria Bastel ... April Ellison (as Vickie Bastel)
Libby Russler Libby Russler ... Maria
Garrett Dressler Garrett Dressler ... Mr. Ellison
Melissa Martin Melissa Martin ... B-Movie Housewife
Cliff Watts Cliff Watts ... The Garbageman
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Storyline

The writer Henry Jordan receives a mysterious TV set and soon he learns that the apparatus is a gateway through which undead come to the world of the living. They kill Henry and the house is sold to another family. The teenager Zoe Blair comes to house to clean it for her parents that are traveling abroad. Her brother Jeff Blair comes later to help Zoe and finds the TV set in the basement. He brings to his room and out of the blue, the stranger Joshua Daniels knocks on the door. Joshua explains that he sent a TV set mistakenly to that address, instead of to the Department of Occult Warfare. Jeff does not believe in Joshua, but soon he leans the truth about the TV of the undead. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Look what's living inside your television. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Video Dead See more »

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Budget:

$80,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Zombie Blood Nightmare' is the title of the television program from which the zombies emerge. See more »

Goofs

At around 37:51 of the film, when Ironhead is strangling Maria, he appears to strangle her so violently that the ribbon in her hair falls out resulting in her hair being let down. However, in the next shot as he proceeds to carry her by the throat down the hallway, her hair is back up in a ponytail. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Blair: I saw him.
Jeff Blair: I shot him.
Jeff Blair: It's only fair that I get to use the chainsaw.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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The Terror Within
Written and Performed by Leonard Marcel
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Supremely entertaining zombie flick.
28 April 2006 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Video Dead" tells the story about an old television set.However this is no ordinary TV:it plays only one channel,which shows the same film over and over-a horror film that where bloodthirsty zombies rise from the graves and kill-but also frees undead creatures.3 months later a brother and sister move into the house whose previous owner was killed by zombies.Unbeknownst for them the zombies from the TV set are still hungry and the bloodbath ensues..."Video Dead" has to be one of the cheesiest zombie flicks I have ever seen.The premise is extremely dumb,the acting is bad and the dialogue is horrid.Still the film is very enjoyable,the gore is plentiful and the make-up effects are great.Special credit must be given to Robert Scott,who wrote,produced,and directed the film for making one of the stupidest and most amusing zombie flicks I have ever seen.Give this cheesy piece of trash a look.6 out of 10.Hell yeah!


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