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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Video Dead (1987)

What do you do when a comedy is not funny?  What do you do when the zombies are better actors than the living?  Such is the case with The Video Dead which proves that the 1980's spawned some truly terrible horror films.
I've seen better acting at the local community theater.  Oy-veh.  Who are these people?  Were they all relatives and friends of the director?  Speaking of the director, Robert Scott wrote, produced and directed this monstrosity.  I guess he's the original M. Night Shamalan.  Someone sohuld have said to him along the way. "You know, this film really sucks."  Thankfully, he had a better career as an Assistant Director with J.A.G. and House M.D. among his credits.
THe greatest loss of this film is that the zombies themselves are quite good.  Nice make-up.  Nice Romero shambling and flesh biting.  Too bad they were trapped in this cinematic tragedy and could not drag themselves off the set and into another movie.
Yuck.  Yuck!  YUCK!
For more info check out the episode's entry in IMDB.  Although, for the life of me I don't know why anyone would bother!

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