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Bed of the Dead

World Premiere
  • Canada
  • 2016
  • 88 mins
  • DCP
  • English
World Premiere
Hosted by director Jeff Maher and members of the cast and crew

When two young couples book a room at a seedy sex club for a birthday orgy, they bribe their way into a forbidden room that contains a massive, wooden bed, which happens to be carved from a cursed tree. They soon find themselves stranded when something pulls one of them beneath it. But this film ain't about your garden-variety bedtime boogeyman. Rather, it features a sentient piece of furniture that preys upon its victims' biggest fears and desires, punishing them for their sins. As the hallucinations mount, so does the body count. With the help of a troubled cop on the other end of the phone, the survivors must look to their own dark pasts to discover a way out.

Directed and co-written by Jeff Maher (cinematographer of BITE, ANTISOCIAL and HELLMOUTH), and written by Cody Calahan (director and co-writer of ANTISOCIAL and its sequel, and co-writer of THE DROWNSMAN), BED OF THE DEAD boasts some impressively surreal scares and ambitious gore gags in the tradition of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, including one that'll have you wondering, just what in the hell was that hideous thing crawling on the ceiling?! And you thought picking out a new mattress was terrifying.

— Dave Alexander