Saturday, October 27, 2007
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats!!!!
This is a very strange art film that was made but never really released. It floated from one dusty shelf to another for about thirty years until it was finally dusted off and released on low budget DVD. Apparently, during those thirty years, only a handful of people got to see it, but that was enough to generate a buzz about it's existence and a copy was finally located and released. The story is simple yet effective. Various people happen upon an old house with a mysterious basement room containing a large four poster bed and an odd painting hung on the wall. Anything edible that comes in contact with the bed, gets eaten, leaving chicken bones and empty wine bottles amongst the sheets. As people go to lie on this bed, they also begin to disappear. The actual digestion of whatever it eats is shown in a hilarious way and with side splitting sound effects (it sounds like crunching on raw carrots). Slowly we learn that the artist of the painting on the wall, is actually still stuck behind the painting, watching helplessly as the bed chomps down on anything and everything. A guy gets his hands eaten off when he sticks them under the sheets, but for some reason is perfectly calm with no pain and an "oh well" kind of attitude. A treasure of a movie, that successfully rides the fence between horror and comedy. A must see for any cult fan.