Okay, so I know that the plethora of terrible “[INSERT WORD HERE] of the Dead” films has led to a bad name for the once mighty moniker. However, occasionally there are exceptions to the rule and, while I can’t say this with any certainty, Bed of the Dead looks like it’s one of those.
The seemingly absurd title makes a lot more sense when you see that the titular bed was crafted from a tree that was the home to several murders. People were killed against its trunk and blood watered the roots, infusing the tree with the spirits of those wrongly dispatched. Pissed off, they’re here to cause harm upon those who dare slumber upon the admittedly impressive and striking bed frame.
Today, Black Fawn Distribution have released the film on VOD platforms in Canada and a 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo will be coming out on June 18. The physical release will include an exclusive slipcase, a documentary on the making of Death Bed: The Bed that Eats (the 70s cult classic and the only other film to feature a killer bed), a music box player featuring previously unreleased songs from composer Steph Copeland, and more. Pre-orders are already available through Black Fawn.
“Bed of the Dead has seen a long journey from its conception to its release but, we couldn’t be more proud to have finally fully acquired this title,” states Black Fawn Distribution’s Operations Manager Chris Benn. “Horror fans have waited long enough for this film to be released and we wanted to get it into their hands as quickly as possible. It’s simply a great addition to any collection.”
“It took a few years but, finally this weird little flick we made is available for your viewing pleasure,” states director Jeff Maher. “Horror fans should enjoy the buckets of blood as much as the cast disliked being covered in them.”
“Bed of the Dead follows two young couples who visit the city’s oldest singles club for some late night fun. They soon find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving leads to a bloody end. While plagued by frightening hallucinations, the group must figure out the bed’s secrets before they’re gruesomely picked off one by one. You made your bed, now die in it!“
The directorial debut of Jeff Maher, who co-wrote the film with Cody Calahan, Bed of the Dead stars Colin Price, Alyssa King, Gwenlyn Cumyn, Dennis Andres, and George Krissa.