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The Video Dead ()


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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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Henry Jordan
Thaddeus Golas ...
Deliveryman #1
Douglass Bell ...
Deliveryman #2 (as Douglas Bell)
Al Millan ...
Taxi Driver / Ironhead
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Zoe Blair
Lory-Michael Ringuette ...
Mover #1 / Half Creeper (as Lory Ringuette)
George Kernan ...
Mover #2
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Jeff Blair
Sam David McClelland ...
Joshua Daniels
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The Woman
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April Ellison (as Vickie Bastel)
Libby Russler ...
Maria
Garrett Dressler ...
Mr. Ellison
Melissa Martin ...
B-Movie Housewife
Cliff Watts ...
The Garbageman
Muffie Greco ...
Beverly Turchow
Walter Garret ...
Abe Turchow (as Walter Garrett)
Jo Ann Peterson ...
Mrs. Blair
Don Clelland ...
Mr. Blair
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Hospital Attendant
Bachelor ...
Chocolate
Jack Stellman ...
Jack
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The Bride
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Jimmy D.
Stephan Bianchi ...
The Undead (as Stephen Bianchi)
Maurice Diller ...
The Undead
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The Undead (as Anthony Ferrante)
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The Undead (as Cliff Gardener)
Joanne Jarvis ...
The Undead
Mark Rosseau ...
The Undead
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cliff Gardner ...
Zombie
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Nestor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Scott

Written by

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Robert Scott ... (written by)

Produced by

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Robert Scott ... producer
William S. Weiner ... associate producer

Music by

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Leonard Marcel
Kevin McMahon
Stuart Rabinowitsh

Cinematography by

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Greg Becker

Film Editing by

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Bob Sarles

Editorial Department

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George Braun ... timer
John Carlson ... video colorist
Jeff Chaves ... colorist (digital color correction)
Elisa Cohen ... first assistant editor
Ken Rosenthal ... picture intern

Production Design by

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Katalin Rogers

Set Decoration by

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Elizabeth Bordock

Costume Design by

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Andrea Nemerson
Edward Richard

Makeup Department

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Patrick Denver ... makeup assistant
Eddie Nathan ... hair stylist
Sally Ray ... makeup assistant

Production Management

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Jacques Thelemaque ... production manager
Dirk Triptich ... unit manager
Suzy Weatherton ... set manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frank Baird ... second assistant director
Billy Washington ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Eric Foster ... carpenter
Charlene Gentry ... set assistant
August West ... property master

Sound Department

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Sandina Bailo-Lape ... supervising sound effect editor
Luis Colina ... assistant sound editor
George Eldred ... assistant sound editor
Pamela Falk ... sound intern
Luther Greene ... mixer: S-R-O
Will Harvey ... mixer: S-R-O
Patrick McHugh ... sound editor
Philip Perkins ... sound effects recordist (as Phillip Perkins)
Joshua Stein ... A.D.R. Engineer / location sound recordist
Paul Uribe ... transfer bay operator
John Watson ... supervising dialog editor
G. Watson-Roberts ... dialog assistant
Justin Van Hout ... audio commentary assistant (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Wes Takahashi ... special photographic effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Claire Bain ... optical lineup: Interformat
John Countryman ... matte painter
Dale Hall Jr. ... special visual effects
Michael Hinton ... optical effects chief: Interformat

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Garbowski ... electrician
Edward Gein ... first assistant camera
Roscoe McGovern ... grip
Tom Means ... electrician
Tim Partenfelder ... key grip
Michael Robinson ... best boy
Marc David Schultz ... gaffer
Alan Steinheimer ... additional photography
Joel Tyler ... hmi grip
Anna Uryu ... still photographer
Toby Weeds ... grip
David Weisman ... second assistant camera
Guy Woolley ... steadicam operator (as Guy Wooley)

Animation Department

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Gordon Clark ... animation crew
Hayden Hicks ... animation crew
Amanda Robinson ... animation crew

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Izzy Rowe ... costume coordinator

Location Management

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Darla Evans ... location manager

Music Department

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Leonard Marcel ... music producer: soundtrack album
Bob Sarles ... music editor (as Ray Sarles)

Transportation Department

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Burt King ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Jessa Foote ... animal trainer
Lisa Ginsburg ... production assistant
Linda Horwitz ... production associate
Mack Huberty ... production accountant
Will Kidder ... script supervisor
Karen Rivo ... first aid
Ann Rohrs ... production assistant
Charlene Whitman ... production coordinator
Kimber Yung ... production assistant

Thanks

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Leslie Ackerman ... special thanks
Tim Ayers ... special thanks
Greg Berutto ... special thanks
Jay Boekelheide ... special thanks to
Gail Bradshaw ... special thanks
Mauro Camacho III ... special thanks
Glen Carroll ... special thanks
Brian Clune ... special thanks
Morrie Esienmann ... special thanks
Lisa Farnham ... special thanks
Robert Farnham ... special thanks
John Gorgone ... special thanks
Douglas Leach ... special thanks
Tip Lum ... special thanks
David Parker ... special thanks to
Kate Ramseur ... special thanks
Maril Tornga ... special thanks
Julio Vargas ... special thanks
Susan Wolf ... special thanks
Kenji Yamamoto ... special thanks
Lisa Yimm ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Look what's buried inside your television. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Video Dead (France)
  • La muerte viaja en vídeo (Spain)
  • Sótano siniestro (Mexico)
  • Zombie - Bloody Demons (West Germany)
  • Телемертвецы (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Budget $80,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia A sequel was written for the film, but never materialized. It was to do with a victim instead being pulled into the television set, rather than the zombies coming out, and having to find a way out before the film ended. Director Robert Scott wanted a lot more zombie action, and far more zombies than in his original film but was offered the same budget as the first to make the sequel - he declined and a sequel has yet to come to fruition. See more »
Goofs When Jeff and April find Chocolate, the dog, dead in the woods, the one short shot of the dog clearly shows that it is breathing. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Robot Ninja (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Scream Time See more »
Quotes April: You don't understand. He likes to chase skunks in the woods, and if he finds them he tries to mate with them. Only skunks don't like to mate with poodles, and then they spray him, and he really gets turned on!
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