Deathbed (2002) from Tuna

Deathbed (2002 video), or "Death Bed", if I believe the box, is not a bad horror film.

A young couple rents the upper floor of a converted warehouse. She discovers a metal frame bed in a locked room, and the two of them start having odd nightmares and hallucinations. Seems the room was the scene of several unsolved murders, and the ghosts are pissed, and bent on revenge. I will stop there on the plot, as many of you might want to rent this one.


Tanya Dempsey as the wife shows great buns wearing a thong, and a down-shirt that shows a nipple. Meagan Mangum as the ghost has lovely breast exposure during one of the hallucinations.

DVD info from Amazon.

  • widescreen anamorphic 1.85:1, solid quality

  • surprisingly, it comes with a commentary track!

  • pretty good DVD for a minor film - it even includes another full-length film, 1995's Castle Freak

It gets a little muddled near the end, but it held my interest, and the ending came as a surprise. The gore was very light for a horror film.

Scoop says:

I agree. It isn't bad. It has a creepy atmosphere, and isn't a bad ghost story for a low budget film. It relies more on mystery and psychology than special effects.

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The People Vote ...

IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, from a C (Scoop) to C+ (Tuna). Not a bad genre film at all. Don't run out and rent it, but if it comes on, leave it on.

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