The Video Dead (1987)





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A television holds within its box a terrifying secret in this horror movie that is laced with dark humor and chills. Late at night, the people who appear on the screen come to life as cannibalistic zombies. Two teens, Zoe and Jeff Blair are the first to discover this when they arrive to a new house before their parents and find the demonic idiot box in the attic. They take it downstairs, plug it in, and later end up fighting for their lives with the hungry apparitions.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Nelson Entertainment

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Roxanna Augeson
as Zoe Blair
Roxanna Augesen
as Zoe Blair
Rocky Duvall
as Jeff Blair
Vickie Bastel
as April Ellison
Michael St. Michaels
as Henry Jordan
Al Millan
as Taxi Driver/Ironhead
Sam David McClelland
as Joshua Daniels
Jennifer Miro
as The Woman
Stephanie Bachelor
as Chocolate, The Dog
Douglas Bell
as Deliveryman
Garrett Dressler
as Mr. Ellison
Melissa Martin
as B-Movie Housewife
Cliff Watts
as The Garbageman
Muffie Greco
as Beverly Turchow
Walter Garrett
as Abe Turchow
Jo Ann Peterson
as Mrs. Blair
Don Clelland
as Mr. Blair
Carl Solomon
as Hospital Attendant
W.O. Garrett
as Abe Turchow
Thaddeus Gogas
as Deliveryman
Diane Hadley
as The Bride
Patrick Treadway
as Jimmy D.
Stephen Bianchi
as The Undead
Maurice Diller
as The Undead
Anthony C. Ferrante
as The Undead
Cliff Gardener
as The Undead
Joanne Jarvis
as The Undead
Lory Ringuette
as Half Creeper
Mark Rosseau
as The Undead
Douglas Bell
as Deliveryman
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Things this movie taught me: If a decrepit looking television is delivered to your home, don't just happily accept it and plug it in, because zombies will come out of it and fucking eat you. I mean seriously, this television looks awful, like someone drug it out of a dump and these idiot suburbanites just happily take it into their home and set it up like it's fresh from the local electronics store? Low budget zombie fun from the VHS era, this was a decent watch on Netfux Instant Watch, so give it a peep if you have the chance, it definitely has its moments.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Completly awful 80s cheesy horror but self-aware and super hilarious thanks to it. It's either super gory or super cheap looking but what binds it all together is the over the top forced acting. Fans of the genre can't miss this.

Francisco  Godinho
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer

The Video Dead is a forgotten gem of the horror genre. I believe that this one of the few cult films that really does hold up. Sure the film is not that great, but the idea is so unique that you can't really hate it. This is film is an enjoyable take on zombies and manages to be lots of fun, if you can forgive the bad acting and dialogue. The Video Dead is one of those films that it's so bad it's good. The premise like I said is fairly unique. Zombies live inside a TV set and start eating people with their grasp. For what it is, The Video Dead is an entertaining, barely heard of cult classic. The film has been relatively been obscured and forgotten about. Only the most die hard of horror fans know about this little gem. The film does look cheap, but in the end, you don't care because this film is so much fun to watch. I thoroughly enjoyed this different style of zombie film. Horror fans should try to seek this one out and they'll be surprised at how good this film really is. The film isn't perfect of course, but it's definitely an entertaining film to watch with friends. I think it's too bad that The Video Dead has nearly been forgotten by the horror community and this is a gem waiting to be rediscovered. The film is cheesy and lots of fun. The Video Dead will probably appeal to fans of B movies as well as the traditional horror fan. This is a very original film for what it is, and it's a very underrated film for what it is. A fun and amusing zombie flick.

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Alex roy

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