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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

The film was originally meant to have about 14 zombies spew from the cursed television set, all of which were developed characters that had written backgrounds that only the actors portraying them would know. Due to budget constraints and the demand of having grotesque zombies with full latex appliance pieces - the number of zombies was dwindled down to the main five but a sixth was added later in the production when more money was given. See more »

Goofs

Joshua, Jeff, and Zoe place mirrors on the front door in order to keep the zombies away from the house. Then moments after their dialogue, a camera shot from outside of the house reveals that the mirrors on the front door are now gone. Yet no zombies where ever seen removing them. 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 Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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The Terror Within
Written and Performed by Leonard Marcel
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Real nice 80's horror film
26 April 2003 | by knick666See all my reviews

A lot of people dont seem to like this film , but i would have to say it was great. It's about this t.v. that is some sort of portal for zombies. The t.v. turns on by itself and the zombies come out of it and terrorize humans. This had 80's written all over it and for me thats a damn good thing. I love movies like this. I think people dont like these films because they think that the makers meant it to be 100% serious, which they don't. You have got to get the humor in the movies, to truly love them. This movie had a total Blood Hook/Dead Dudes In The House feel to it. so if you like the films Blood Hook or Dead Dudes In The House you have to see this one. There is some really great gore in this movie like, zombies and humans getting cut up with chainsaws and zombie decapitations and much more. I give this movie an 8 out of 10. So once again if youre a fan of 80's horror/dark comedys like sleep away camp, Blood Hook, Dead Dudes In The House, or Day Of The Dead check this sucker out.


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