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Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)

Not Rated | | Horror | 11 February 2010 (Czech Republic)
A bed possessed by a demon spirit consumes its users alive.

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George Barry

Writer:

George Barry
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Cast

Credited cast:
Demene Hall ... Diane
William Russ ... Sharon's Brother (as Rusty Russ)
Julie Ritter ... Suzan
Linda Bond Linda Bond ... The Resurrected
Patrick Spence-Thomas Patrick Spence-Thomas ... Voice of the Artist
Rosa Luxemburg ... Sharon
Dave Marsh Dave Marsh ... Artist
Ed Oldani Ed Oldani ... Victim
Dessa Stone Dessa Stone ... First Female Victim
Marshall Tate Marshall Tate ... Side Order
Samir Eid Samir Eid ... Gangster
Fred Abdenour Fred Abdenour ... Gangster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jock Brandis Jock Brandis ... Priest
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Storyline

A bed possessed by a demon spirit consumes its users alive.

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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2010 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

La cama de la muerte See more »

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Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Until its official DVD release in 2003, Death Bed had been circulated via pirated bootlegs and, unknown to director George Barry, the film had gained an underground fan base. Barry said he discovered people discussing it on the internet one evening and decided to put an official video release of the film into works. See more »

Goofs

While the gangsters are playing cards on the bed, one fires gunshots into the bed. The other makes hand motions with the gun as if it were also firing, but no gunshot sound effects are heard. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Voice of the Artist: I've been imprisoned behind my painting in this limbo for 60 years now since my death. I think half that time I've spent in listening to that monster snore.
[gates creaks, crashes open]
Voice of the Artist: Someone's coming! My god it's waking up!
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It's Certainly an Original Idea
13 June 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)

** (out of 4)

Hear me out. A bed that is possessed by a demon eats anyone who gets on it.

Yes, that's pretty much the story of this film, which was written and directed by George Barry. This one filmed turned out to be the only film Barry ever did and it's certainly unlike anything else out there. I've read several reviews about this film including a few in books that discussed the worst movies ever made. I also read about it in Stephen Thrower's Nightmare USA where it was given a different point of view. Personally speaking, I can see why some would call it one of the worst movies ever made but at the same time you have to admit that the film is original and it does contain some fresh ideas.

DEATH BED: THE BED THAT EATS is a very strange and surreal movie. There's a certain European feel that hangs over it and there's no question that it has a certain atmosphere that is hard to explain. The entire idea of a movie about a bed that eats people is ridiculous but at the same time how many times do you watch a horror movie and then bash it for being the same old thing that we've seen countless times? You really can't say that about this movie because it is original and there's nothing else like it.

Obviously when you're dealing with a movie about an eating bed, there's not too much that can be done in regards to a story. There's very little plot here and the majority of the running time are just short vignettes that have a variety of people show up at this castle, sit on the bed and get pulled in. The special effects certainly aren't anything great with the "bubbles" coming up and then we get a cut-away of the people inside the bed. The visual images of "inside the bed" are decent for what they are.

The performances are pretty much what you'd expect out of a low-budget exploitation movie. There's some decent blood throughout as well as some nudity so the director at least knew how to build up the movie. I'm not sure if it was accidental or not but I did find stuff here to enjoy. It's certainly a very weird movie but I thought it was at least mildly entertaining.


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