The Video Dead Reviews
The acting is truly atrocious. The plot is about as basic as "things happen". The script is just bad. We follow one character throughout, only for him to die and the last 15 minutes to be concluded with a character who had very little screen time to that point. Anticlimactic doesn't even begin to describe it.
Despite that, there's some some nice cheap blood and gore, the zombies look decent considering the low budget, and there is some nice cheesy 80s flare to it. It's not a terrible watch and it flew by as a watch until the final 20 or so minutes (which should be expected when it was a character we hadn't seen much of to that point). I wouldn't recommend it to zombie fans, but probably for bad movie fans. You really need friends to watch this one though.
portal to the living world for the undead, that tries admirably to be a touch tongue in cheek but valiantly fails. The interest parts of the story (those that have escaped the massive plot holes littered throughout) are hampered by weak special effects, a poor script & laughable acting. It's an interesting watch but, by 1987, there were many better low budget movies being released than this.
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.
The movie starts fast and doesn't waste too much time. Although some might think it's a bit slow. The theme that plays through the movie sounds like they are trying to not get sued for ripping off the Halloween music.
The lead actor is a whiny little snot that you want to slap the crap out of, and I swear they must have either used painter's tape or a lifetime supply of Blu Tack on the 1950s looking zombie.
There are a lot of good ideas and rules that aren't fleshed out or fully explained. "The Garbageman" for one and the whole concept of why the zombies are coming out of a possessed / cursed TV. In fact, one of the main characters points out how it doesn't make any sense. Also these have to be the most self-conscious, self-deluded (and apparently socially awkward) zombies I have ever seen. They still think they are alive. They hate their reflections because it reminds them that they are dead. and they hate the living because they are a reminder that they are no longer alive because the living show fear...but if you suppress your fear and act all nice to them and invite them in for beanie weenies they will be cool with you and ask you to dance.
I think that the title should have been "The AV Club Of The Dead". At least that would fill in SOME of the blanks without needing to put it into the script.
If you and your friends like to riff on bad movies, then The Video Dead will provide a lot of enjoyment and the film does offer up a small amount of laughs in its own right. It's not hilarious, mind you, but it's definitely worth a watch