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Death Bed: The Bed that Eats

Directed by George Barry. US. 1977. R. 1 hour 20 minutes. AGFA and Cult Epics. Digital.
Fri., July 6, 2018
Member Passes Accepted
July 6, 2018
9:45 pm

“Just when you thought you’d seen it all — murderous houseplants, elevators, computers, even tomatoes — along comes DEATH BED. Immortalized by comedian Patton Oswalt in one of his evocative on-stage comedic rants, this highly amusing bit of gothic surrealism takes place primarily within a stone crypt, where the only remaining piece of a demonic house sits in waiting for horny young thrillseekers to stumble upon it before digesting them whole.

Though most obviously “horror” (with nods to familiar trappings like ghosts and flesh-eating), Death Bed also fits snugly within Seventies outré experimental conventions. Never really released after its lengthy post-production, Death Bed languished in the vaults after American distribution plans went belly up and a possible British distributor took off with a pirated copy. Fortunately for horror fans,Death Bed has finally emerged from his resting place to gurgle its way into your black, black heart.” (Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital)