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Legendary 80’s Indie Bloodfest ‘The Dead Next Door’ Is Going Ultimate

Back in the early 80’s director J.R. Bookwalter was a 19 year old film fanatic with a dream, a dream that now 30 years later is taking its final step into horror history.  Through the years The Dead Next Door has seen various releases from a VHS original back in the day to a much heralded DVD a while back, but now it gets its ultimate Blu-ray roll-out. J.R. sent along the announcement where all your questions are answered.  Get the credit card and check this out!


May 19, 2015 – Akron, Ohio

Tempe Video today announced the immediate launch of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to support preorders for a 3-Disc “Ultimate Edition” Blu-ray of the 1990 underground zombie favorite “The Dead Next Door,” the boutique cult label’s first HD release.

30 years ago this fall, writer/director J.R. Bookwalter (“Ozone,” “Witchouse 2: Blood Coven”) embarked on “The Dead Next Door,” a gory, ambitious Super-8mm horror feature that pits 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 more than 1,500 Northeast Ohio residents portraying the multitudes of bloodthirsty zombies.

For release this fall, collectors and fans will now be able to enjoy the movie in 1080p HD in either 4:3 original aspect ratio or 16:9 cropped alongside the standard-definition masters used for previous VHS and DVD releases, together with all of the commentary tracks and extras from with those versions.

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A new trailer was cut to promote the release – give it a look!

Don’t screw around – only 1000 of these bad boys are going to be pressed so go grab it now, it will sell out.

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About David Dreher

A lifelong fan of all things dark and spooky Dave has written for Creature Corner, House of Horrors, and The Horror Channel. He is co-host of Horror News Radio and has spent the last 18 years working with Tom Savini as the webmaster of his website. Dave holds a BA in Creative Writing and a MA in New Media Journalism.

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