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The Dead Next Door (1989)

Unrated | | Horror | November 1989 (USA)
An elite anti-Zombie team is assembled by the Government to cope with an ever-growing undead infection and the religious cult zealots who fanatically protect the festering foes.

Director:

J.R. Bookwalter

Writer:

J.R. Bookwalter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pete Ferry Pete Ferry ... Raimi (as Peter Ferry)
Bogdan Pecic Bogdan Pecic ... Dr. Moulsson (as Bogdan 'Don' Pecic)
Michael Grossi Michael Grossi ... Mercer
Jolie Jackunas Jolie Jackunas ... Kuller
Robert Kokai Robert Kokai ... Rev. Jones
Floyd Ewing Jr. Floyd Ewing Jr. ... Capt. Kline
Roger Graham Roger Graham ... Dr. Franklin
Maria Markovic Maria Markovic ... Anna
Jon Killough Jon Killough ... Vincent / farmhouse zombie
Scott Spiegel ... Richards
Jeff Welch Jeff Welch ... Cmdr. Carpenter
Michael Todd Michael Todd ... Jason / Van Driver
J.R. Bookwalter J.R. Bookwalter ... Lloyds
Jennifer Mullen Jennifer Mullen ... Powers
Joe Wedlake Joe Wedlake ... Dr. Savini
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Storyline

The government sets up a Zombie squad after an epidemic has made the world run rampant with living corpses. Raimi, Mercer, Kuller, and others head off to Ohio to try and find a cure to the epidemic but soon run into a crazy cult of zombie lovers who are set on preserving the zombies and letting a new world be born because they believe that it's God's will. When Mercer gets infected with the zombie virus, Raimi and the others must work quickly to find a cure and avoid the cult. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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An inventive Zombie chunk-blower! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

Akron, Ohio, USA See more »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie that Randalls and the others are watching, that he says Raimi can improve his zombie hunting skills with, is The Evil Dead (1981). See more »

Crazy Credits

If you're making an illegal dub, you'll burn in duplication hell!! See more »

Alternate Versions

The original version released on VHS was the 83 minute unrated cut by Tempe Video. In 2005, Anchor Bay had the film remastered and recut to 78 minutes. The 2015 Blu-Ray from Tempe Video contains both the original cut and the remastered 2005 version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Restoration of the Dead (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Answer
Written by Tim Prentice
Performed by Joy Circuit
From the album 'The Distraction' on Sinister Bop! Records
© 1986 Tim Prentice (BMI)
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Go away before they get you!
22 July 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

You know that something different is coming when the zombies try to rent Dawn of the Dead.

Scott Spiegel has a long list of credits, but he sure was a lousy actor here. Glad to see him leave early. Of course, he wasn't too much worse than the rest of the zombie squad members, whose carelessness always seemed to get themselves in situations where they were bitten.

This was an enjoyable zombie movie, with some great makeup and plenty of gore. Someone should have told the director that when the cult sacrifices someone, they should be naked.

Loved the wacko reverend, his mullet-headed enforcer, and the religious cult. Seeing the rev get his just desserts was a thrill, all all mullet-heads should be eaten by zombies.


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