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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

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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 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 Rocky Duvall ... Jeff Blair
Sam David McClelland Sam David McClelland ... Joshua Daniels
Jennifer Miro ... The Woman
Victoria Bastel 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

Actor Jack Stellman would get so into his zombie role that he wouldn't talk to his other cast members, he would instead glare at them from across the room or grunt when they spoke to him. All of the zombies in the film had to audition for their roles by grunting/growling and performing their best zombie walk which were then incorporated into the finished film. Mr. Stellman came into his audition completely silent and in character, staring at the director with his "glare" and only delivering inaudible noises when asked questions. He was cast on the spot. See more »

Goofs

When the bride zombie pops out of the washing machine and strangles the baking woman, the dead woman is not wearing socks, because you see her feet kicking as she dies. However, when the baking woman is stuffed in the washing machine she is wearing dark socks that you can see as her feet turn round and round and the zombies giggle! See more »

Quotes

Taxi Driver: I thought you said this was your house?
Zoe Blair: It is, but I have never been here before. Actually it's my parents place.
Taxi Driver: [Sarcastic] Oh...
Zoe Blair: But they haven't ever been here either.
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Glassfall
Written and Performed by Stuart Rabinowitsh
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Horribly awesome zombie movie
14 January 2002 | by guardo22bSee all my reviews

I wish all movies were this great. It's a movie where zombies come out of a television and it's up to 2 goofy teenagers and some sort of zombie hunter to stop them. The acting was horrible, it's set in the mid-80's and has all the big hair and cheesy music you could ask for. The plot has millions of holes in it that are explained with brief statements by the supporting cast, and there is plenty of blood in it. The only disappointing thing about this movie is that there were a few spots that could have been gory as hell but just weren't taken advantage of. For one, the part where the zombie's hand gets thrown in the garbage disposal. And then the part where some lady was stuffed in a washer; blood could have been everywhere, but no blood. Other than that, the movie was cool. The best line was after the dog got lost and April saying in one run-on sentence "You don't understand he likes to go into the woods and try to mate with skunks only skunks don't like to mate with poodles so they spray him and then he really gets turned on!". Solid!


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