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The Video Dead (1987)
Directed by: Robert Scott
Written by: Robert Scott
Released by: Embassy Home Entertainment
"Look what's living inside your television."
‘The Video Dead’ is a direct-to-home video release in which a horde of blood thirsty zombies emerge from a cursed b&w television set and wreak havoc on a group of unsuspecting suburbanites.
Other than having a sizable amount of blood and some brief nudity from a woman you’d rather see fully clothed, this low-budget zombie affair from 1987 has a look and feel very similar to an episode of “Tales from the Darkside” which was on around the same time period. The acting in 'The Video Dead' is beyond atrocious and the dialogue is laughably bad, but in a fun, cheesy sort of way. What really seems to make this film work is in its unique plot, fantastic soundtrack and creepy looking zombies. The film's writer/director, Robert Scott, does a great job at turning diarrhea into orange juice, as he manages to piece together a fun little movie while working around a microscopic budget and a talentless group of actors.
If you're a fan of no-budget horror flicks from the 80's then 'The Video Dead' is certainly one you'll want to check out! Personally I enjoyed the hell out of it, but it's certainly made for a very niche audience.