Death Bed: The Bed That Eats Reviews
The premise sounds too ludicrous to exist let alone to form a coherent film. In truth the film isn't that coherent, instead it plays almost like a psychedelic stream of conciousness.
In the opening scene a young couple are seen sneaking into a house. They then find the bed and promptly end their search there, I needn't elaborate on the reason why. They arrive with a bottle of wine and a bucket of southern fried chicken, also there is an apple on the bed. The bed consumes the apple, as if to demonstrate to us just how awesome its powers are. It then drinks the wine and eats the chicken, I'm not making this up! Then of course it devours the couple, not before they have discovered the remnants of their already consumed picnic though.
The narrative, such as it is, is described by a voice-over which speaks of the bed in terms of a living being, perhaps a demon. It transpires quite quickly that the voice is man who has somehow escaped the bed and has been holed up within the wall of the bedroom, behind a painting. A full explanation comes from the man himself about halfway through the film, I wont ruin the plot for all of you out there who are about to rush out to rent this film. He can see out of the painting but no one can see in so he can see the victims. The man verbally taunts the bed at several points, the indication is that he has been within the walls, behind the painting for some time, which explains his rather chippy nature. The explanation behind the bed transpires that the it is inhabited by a demon, a rather unlucky demon which used to be a tree, then turned itself into the breeze and fell in love with a girl. This film still sounds bonkers doesn't it? I wont go into the demons origin any further than that because once again our narrator does so around 40 minutes into the film.
This is one of those films that seems as though it's going to be so dreadful from the offset that the audience cant help but enjoy it. In fact I don't think it's actually that bad, I've seen worse films. I recently watched Blood Feast, which was truly terrible and if not for it's pioneering (I use the word loosely) depiction of gore I would have been much less forgiving. It's difficult to pin Death Bed down or make even to comparisons. Perhaps if Dr. Strangely Strange made a horror film it would end up a bit like this. Undeniably odd, surreal and uneven yet compelling and difficult to dislike.
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats may well be the weirdest and wackiest film I've ever seen but it certainly entertains and is a film that I'm glad I have seen.
NB: I have decided to score this 4 out of 5 but really this transcends any formal rating systems. Perhaps I could give it 4 posters (eek, review shall end there).
Well worth a look with friends and booze, if only to see what that whole Patton Oswalt routine was about from a few years ago.
I'm giving this movie a really low score, well for one, because it was just aweful lol, but mostly because I'm not sure what the director was trying to do with this movie. If I could get a commentary on it, I think I could see what he was going for. But right now, I have to assume that he's just an idiot and doesn't know how to make a movie.
Ok...acting: god aweful. I mostly blame the directing, but terrible things are happening to people, and literally no emotions are shown. probably the directors intention, but it just comes off bad. poor choice. Terrible things are happening, but there's no screaming, no panicing, nothing. And besides the acting, I'm not sure where his ideas came from. A lot of the stuff in here is so random, and I don't understand why this guy thought some of it would be a good idea. This movie is almost too bad to be 'so bad that it's good'. And that's unfortunate. But there is a tiny bit of good comedy scattered around, and if you want to see the dad from Boy Meets World in one of his first roles, then you should check this out. Wait for the 'hands' scene. it's a winner!