THE DEAD NEXT DOOR REVIEWED
“The Dead Next Door” is 1990’s best zombie film to come out of Northeast Ohio. The gore effects are top notch and time has allowed this film to develop a certain kitsch factor. Now lovingly restored for the HD generation, something new has developed for this movie. It’s a loving time capsule to a time when Fangoria and VHS Camcorders dominated the fan scene. It was an era when anyone could be down with that horror vibe without having to shill on YouTube. It was glorious, it was trashy, but it was true horror. To discuss the film is to ruin the thrill, so make sure you hunt this one down.
- Deleted Scenes
- and even more!
- 1.33:1, 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 9/26/17
- Video - 94%94%
- Audio - 93%93%
- Supplemental Material - 95%95%
- Film Score - 90%90%
The Plot Thus Far
Two and a half decades before “The Walking Dead” made zombies mainstream on cable television, 19-year-old writer/director J.R. Bookwalter (“Ozone,” “Witchouse 2: Blood Coven”) embarked on “The Dead Next Door,” an ambitious horror feature pitting an elite team of Zombie Squad soldiers against hoards of the undead and the secretive religious cult hell-bent on protecting them. The film would ultimately take four years to complete with the help of a now-famous Hollywood director and more than 1,500 Northeast Ohio residents, who portrayed the multitudes of bloodthirsty ghouls. For this collector’s edition, brand-new 4:3 and 16:9 1080p HD masters have been painstakingly created from a 2K restoration using the original Super-8mm film elements. Also included is a 5.1 surround mix which restores the voices of the original cast members for the first time ever, vintage and newly-prepared bonus materials, audio commentaries, and several all-new extras not previously available. Collectible slipcover with all-new 2017 artwork included with first 1,000 units only!