UP FROM THE DEPTHS: Death Bed - The Bed That Eats (filmmaker George Barry in person!)

Schedule permitting, filmmaker George Barry in person! 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 an evocative on-stage rant, 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”, Death Bed also fits snugly within outré experimental conventions — in particular, director George Barry eschews rational plotting and dialogue exposition in favor of whimsical perversity along the lines of James Broughton, whose memorable ’68 underground short The Bed must’ve been a strong influence. Never given a chance theatrically after its lengthy ‘70s 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 its resting place, and onto Cult Epics’ brand-new Blu-Ray release. Come celebrate the occasion by letting Death Bed gurgle its way into your black, black heart.
Dir. George Barry, 1977, HD presentation, 80 min.

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