Bed of the Dead – Canada, 2016 – reviews

Bed-of-the-Dead-2016

‘From the twisted minds who brought you Bite’

Bed of the Dead is a 2016 Canadian paranormal horror feature film co-produced and directed by Jeff Maher (cinematographer on AntisocialBite and Let Her Out) from a screenplay co-written with Cody Calahan (director of Antisocial).

The film was produced by Black Fawn Films with Chad Archibald (director of The Drownsman and Bite), Christopher Giroux, and Jeff Maher.

The movie stars Colin Price, Alysa King, Gwenlyn Cumyn, Dennis Andres, George Krissa, Alex Loubert, and Hamza Fouad.

Plot:

Two young couples out for a night of fun at the city’s oldest singles club find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome fate. Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bed’s secrets before they are picked off one by one.

However, when they call the police for help they are connected with a hard-nosed detective who at that very moment is investigating the death of four young people at the same singles club in the same antique bed…

Reviews:

“Story-wise there are a few odd choices and some characters are slightly underdeveloped. The sex club setting doesn’t really add anything as it’s criminally underused. The story would work just as well in a normal, fancy hotel setting. An exploration into the perils of not atoning for your sins Bed of the Dead is a gorgeously gruesome ninety minute thrill ride…” Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News

” …this is an entry in a recent wave of small-scale, slightly retro Canadian horrors, mixing horrid physical effects with tormented character study.  It may be a little too neat in its checking-off of everyone’s plot-point secret shame – without spending much time on why they all seem to think it’s a good idea to have a four-way (as it happens abortive) in a haunted sex club.” The Kim Newman Web Site

“I’d even be willing to forgive the movie for its bed-sheet-thin characters because as one-dimensional as they are, they do die in some pretty entertaining ways (and I’m a sucker for that kind of shit), but where it really lost me was when the narrative randomly introduces multiple timelines, making a movie about a killer bed way more complicated than it should be.” Ryan C., The Missing Reel

Filming locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Related:

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats

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