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In 1972, some guy named George Barry got a camera and some film.
What happened was Death Bed: The Bed That Eats.
An incredibly cheesy and bizarre mix of horror, sexploitation, and arthouse, Death Bed was shot in 1972 but a print wasn't struck until 1977. It then disappeared. before being rediscovered in 2003 and released on DVD, it gained a cult following when bootlegs made from a rare UK VHS/Betamax copy of the film began circulating. Director George Barry reportedly forgot about the film before he was reminded when a DVD release was in high demand.
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats contains examples of:
- Attack of the Killer Whatever
- Bizarre Alien Biology: There are plenty of scenes of the bed's digestive system, just for starters.
- Colbert Bump: The movie would be even more obscure where it not for Patton Oswalt's routine on the film from Werewolves and Lollypops.
- Dull Surprise: One of the guys loses the skin on his hands, and the remaining bones begin falling apart. He doesn't seem to mind though.
- Everybody Has Lots of Sex: Well, it is about a bed... too bad most of them get eaten by the time they're done.
- Major Injury Underreaction: Again, when the guy loses his hands.
- Our Demons Are Different: They sleep only every ten years, their eyes are always full of blood and their tears can bestow sentience on inanimate objects.
- Our Monsters Are Weird: Doesn't quite cover it...
- Padding: There's a 5 minute scene of the black woman struggling to get up the stairs while the bed tries to drag her into its mouth. Her friend tries to save her, but fails.
- Spiritual Sequel: Patton Oswalt's upcoming masterpiece Rape Stove.
- Spooky Painting: Some guy is holed up behind a painting. We get to hear his discussions with the bed. The bed doesn't talk back.
- Surreal Horror: Sort of. To be fair, it is about a demon-possessed bed eating people.
- Stealth Parody: Some have suggested this, due to the absurd plot of the movie.
- Tears of Blood: How baby Death Beds are born.