I'm dubbing him the Russell Tyrone Jones of cinema. All the films from my exploitation lists, bundled into one mega-super-list-to-rule-them-all! The second story features a zombie clown from hell. My latest editor was like 'music doesn't drone' and i was like, an electric keyboard does; trust me. I really appreciate making movies just because you want to. Mobile site. Directed by Chester Novell Turner. I will ask for your patience with this one. I can handle the truth. Since its release Tales From the Quadead Zone has received several public screenings, one of which was a 2016 symposium at the Yale University Library, Terror on Tape. Its quick and easy! Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. I missed the Massacre Video limited showing of it so had to settle for youtube on short notice. No kidding. Includes experimental, animation and short film work alongside features from early cinema through current releases.…. Looking for something to watch? I'm not sure if this is just a coincidence or if it's a nod to the 1977 horror anthology directed by Dan Curtis entitled Dead of Night, which is mostly known for it's haunting segment…. From "Veronica Mars" to Rebecca take a look back at the career of Armie Hammer on and off the screen. The second one was way more fun to watch but it was the moments between the horror that I…. That the whites were the amoral poors and black people were on the one hand wealthy & on the other a suburban family (in the frame narrative) seems central to the whole thing if there's a singular 'thing' here at all. Become a member of Amoeba.com. The second story features a zombie clown from Hell. It's a shot on video mess. It just ends! The film is composed of two stories, "Food For ?" TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE Color, 1987, 62m. Extreme poverty, family trauma, and grief over losing a loved one drive the gauzy long take SOV chills. I loved the "effect" of Shirley Jones's hair blowing back when her ghost son talks to her.  In 2011 one copy of the film sold for $665 on the online auction site eBay, a feat that was covered in the 2013 documentary Adjust Your Tracking. juxtaposing that with the extreme poverty of the first story made for a very interesting play with class & race. Amoeba and the Amoeba Music mark and logo are trademarks of Amoeba Music Inc. New customers, create your Amoeba.com account here. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. TMDb This is as bad as I gets. The losers starve.The eldest son decides to "take it to the next level" by bringing his toy shotgun and murdering his family members to assure himself a sandwich.So how does this story conclude? I found the first story to be really boring. In which we watch a horror film from a Bleeding Skull list... Wow you people weren't kidding...this is one of the most batshit movies I have ever seen. I cued it up, made myself a Velveeta and mustard sandwich and spent an hour sitting at the kitchen table staring in bleary-eyed awe at the singular vision of Chester N. Turner. Rider, Doug Daverport, Johnnie Tanguy, Chris Calloway. Shirley L. Jones Keefe L. Turner Larry Jones Lawrence R. Jones John W. Jones Dan Kugler Doug Daverport Richard Tanguy W.J. Tales from the QuadeaD Zone was the only film produced by Erry Vision Film Co. Actress Shirley Latanya Jones returns from the director's first film (Black Devil Doll from Hell) to be in front of Turner's camcorder, and reads two spooky tales to the ghost of her dead son, Bobby. 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The opening here isn’t as interesting or humorous as the first half of Black Devil Doll From Hell but the second half is so much more thematic and exacting than that of the previous film, and most impressively it actually manages to use the cheapness and home movie look of the shot on video production to its advantage. Far far worse.The second story, 'The Brothers' focuses on two black brothers. Was this review helpful to you? Tales from the Quadead Zone, Turner’s second feature, oozes the DIY charm of the SOV genre, yet shows some technical sophistication developed since his Black Devil Doll from Hell. But even in a realm of outsiders, most of the creators are straight white males. The undead brother strangles his brother while saying something in a computer distorted voice. He's angry that she's been talking with the dead. 1987 a lot of fun to watch, even with half the dialogue being inaudible. Shirley's all done reading. In 2014, that's about as close as you get to stumbling upon a legendary trash film in a dusty corner of your local video store, and about as perfect a viewing experience as you could ask for this film. With W.J. But let's be serious here for a second. Work on Tales from the Quadead Zone began three years after Turner completed his first film, Black Devil Doll From Hell, which was initially intended to be one of the anthology's stories. More details at That being said the bones here are super interesting. Get the best deals for tales from the quadead zone at eBay.com. Film data from TMDb. It's not every day you get a chance to see this so I kind of jumped on it before it disappeared again. , As Turner released the video on his own, along with star Shirley L. Jones, Tales from the Quadead Zone was released in an extremely limited amount, estimated to be at or less than 100 copies. Actress Shirley Latanya Jones returns from the director's first film (Black Devil Doll from Hell) to be in front of Turner's camcorder, and reads two spooky tales to the ghost of her dead son, Bobby. A former vaudevillian gifted at impersonation assists a mad scientist in reanimating corpses and soon goes mad himself. Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. Title: The second story features a zombie clown from Hell. Amoeba Music.  Bloody Disgusting also reviewed the movie, stating that it was "a no-budget, SOV labor of mad love". Chester Novell Turner is back with a horror anthology called Tales from the Quadead Zone, and, thankfully it's an improvement on Black Devil Doll from Hell. Currently, we do not allow digital purchases without registration. Maybe it's because of my own history in no-budget film, but I swear you can tell that the director really…. To reset your password, enter your registration e-mail address. It's bad. You may also like: Cult & Bizarre & Psychedelic: A Personal Guide / Taste Of Cinema’s Recommendations: Weird, Bizarre, Camp, Trashy & Cult…, The (Now fully annotated) definitive list of movies that are: 1) Horribly violent or exploitative 2) Emotionally devastating or psychologically…, Justin LaLiberty 1,720 films 398 11 Edit, An attempt at something comprehensive. Documentary about the making of the notorious SOV films of Chester Novell Turner. , It was given a DVD release in 2013 through Massacre Video.. She was so wonderful. Black Devil Doll from Hell was a quick-hit stomach bug, a low bridge of an illness that leaves you disoriented and nauseous. Chester Novell Turner is just such an outsider-outsider and his two films are genuinely unique. It's unclear if the audience is even supposed to understand what he's saying and the distortion is intended make his voice sound scary, (now we know what inspired Christopher Nolan to computer distort Christian Bale's voice as Batman) or if the distortion was merely intending to be a scary scream.With the word "quad" in the title, we'd presume this horror anthology would have four stories but that's it. , Horronews.net commented that although the video could be seen as a "complete and utter train wreck", the film was made during a point in time when amateur filmmaking would be cost prohibitive for the average person and the creation of Tales from the Quadead Zone was evidence of Turner's "heart and a dream to become a film maker". this was a fun movie!  The box set features commentary from Turner and Jackson, a documentary about the both films, and the director's cut of Black Devil Doll From Hell, which was heavily edited from Turner's original version. Just filled with fun, inventive, unsettling visual/audio tricks. The best of all…. Their only solution is to get rid of some of their family in order to increase the amount of supper for everyone else.  The copies were only circulated in the Chicago area due to the cost of gas and travel required by Turner and Jones and it is believed that many of these copies have been lost. I'm not sure if it's intentional or not, but I love how Chester Turner structures this to mess with the audience's expectations - setting it up to play like goofy, 'so-bad-it's-good' (ugh) schlock, before transforming it into something that's increasingly unsettling and, ultimately, genuinely sad. , Over time the video achieved cult status and VHS copies became much sought after collector's items. It’s only slightly supernatural, all too real, and surprisingly moving, almost heartbreaking. Tales of the Quadead zone is a 1987 Horror anthology movie. This review may contain spoilers. In 2013 Massacre Video released the movie as part of a DVD box set along with Black Devil Doll From Hell. Rider, 62 mins Directed by Chester Novell Turner. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. I have watched this 3 times in the past week just showing it to friends. But... it was kinda.. charming?  Tales from the QuadeaD Zone was the only film produced by Erry Vision Film Co. Turner has expressed interest in creating a sequel and began writing the film's script in 2013.
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