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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) - Horror

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) - IMDB reports that George Barry came up with the idea for this film by having a dream which accounts for its surreal feel. More likely it is the reason it can put so many viewers asleep. The story of a bed in a mansion that eats people when they sit on it. There is no real plot other than "How do we get people on the bed?"
There are lovers sneaking away for tryst. Gangster holding up for the night, the main story of three women hiding from one's brother(William Russ). In general this is just a really bizarre story without any kind of interesting plot. Sharon (Rosa Luxemburg) runs away and ends up with her friends Diane(Demene Hall) and Suzan (Julie Ritter) at the mansion and on the bed. To make the film longer inter cut are short stories of the bed killing various other people through the years. In that they explain how a demon inhabits the bed and lives on the blood of the victims.
All of it is narrated by "the Artist"(Dave Marsh) voiced by Patrick Spence-Thomas whose spirit is trapped behind a drawing of the bed. His monotone droning adds little beside a calming voice as you fade into your nap. Blah!
The effects are dreadful with a yellow foam being the indicator that the bed is about to feed and then in the stomach of the bed views as people are eaten.
So why would people go onto some abandon bed? People barely trust motel beds so why would they show up in an abandon house and hop on the fully made bed? Besides that fact that it is a bed. It doesn't really do anything, although its supernatural nature probably is what attracted character. It is such a strange movie and boring I can't imagine there is a following for this flick.
Rating(1.6) 5.0 and up are recommended, In the Zombiegrrlz system, Skip It!

2 comments:

  1. boring movie overvaluing

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  2. You are probably right that I rated it too high, 1.6 of 10 seems high after this much time has passed. I must have been in a good mood when I wrote that.

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