The Dead Next Door (Ultimate Edition Bundle)

For this one-of-a-kind release, Tempe Video has assembled four unrated versions of the film, two created from a brand-new 2K restoration using the original film elements. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film’s original home video debut this fall, collectors and fans will now be able to enjoy the movie in 1080p HD in either 4:3 original aspect ratio or 16:9 cropped alongside the standard-definition masters used for previous VHS and DVD releases, together with all of the extras from those versions.

Prefer to own the 3-Disc Ultimate Edition Blu-ray + DVD + CD? It's now available to purchase, numbered and autographed by writer/director J.R. Bookwalter while supplies last! http://tempevideo.tictail.com/products/the-dead-next-door

  • The Dead Next Door (4:3 with Original Cast Stereo Mix, 2015)

    1h 18m — 1 subtitle

    Now available for the first time in stunning 1080p HD, "The Dead Next Door" has been painstakingly restored from a 2K scan of the original film elements in time for the film's 25th anniversary.

    This version is presented in the original 4:3 aspect ratio with an all-new 2.0 stereo mix featuring ...

  • The Dead Next Door (16:9 with Original Cast Stereo Mix, 2015)

    1h 18m — 1 subtitle

    Now available for the first time in stunning 1080p HD, "The Dead Next Door" has been painstakingly restored from a 2K scan of the original film elements in time for the film's 25th anniversary.

    This version is presented in 16:9 aspect ratio with an all-new 2.0 stereo mix featuring the voices o...

  • The Dead Next Door (4:3 with Classic Dubbed Stereo Mix, 2015)

    1h 18m — 1 subtitle

    Now available for the first time in stunning 1080p HD, "The Dead Next Door" has been painstakingly restored from a 2K scan of the original film elements in time for the film's 25th anniversary.

    This version is presented in the original 4:3 aspect ratio along with a remastered 2.0 stereo versio...

  • The Dead Next Door (16:9 with Classic Dubbed Stereo Mix, 2015)

    1h 18m — 1 subtitle

    Now available for the first time in stunning 1080p HD, "The Dead Next Door" has been painstakingly restored from a 2K scan of the original film elements in time for the film's 25th anniversary.

    This version is presented in a brand-new 16:9 aspect ratio along with a remastered 2.0 stereo versio...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Richards Returns! (2017)

    5m 10s

    Actor Scott Spiegel (co-writer of "Evil Dead 2" and director of "From Dusk Til Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money") shares memories from the set of "The Dead Next Door" in this all-new interview recorded in late 2016.

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: 1999 Location Tour

    7m 30s

    Tempe veteran James L. Edwards takes you on a spirited tour of some of the Akron, Ohio locations where "The Dead Next Door" was shot in 1986.

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Audio Commentary (2001)

    1h 18m

    This rare 2001 audio commentary with writer/director J.R. Bookwalter and FX artist David Lange was previously exclusive to international DVD releases in the UK, Germany, and other countries. Now available as part of the 2-Disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray + DVD,, this commentary track is presented...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Producers Commentary (2015)

    1h 18m

    Now that you've watched "The Dead Next Door" for the first time in stunning 1080p HD, listen to the film's producers talk about the experience of making the film from 1985 to 1989 in this brand-new 2015 commentary track!

    Join writer/producer/director J.R. Bookwalter, line producer and co-star ...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Restoration of the Dead (2015)

    19m

    Writer/director J.R. Bookwalter gives an up-close and personal look at the work that went into THE DEAD NEXT DOOR 2K restoration in this 20-minute featurette produced by Phantom Pain Films!

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: The Nightlight Screening (2015)

    16m

    Shot before and after a screening of the 4:3 restored master with classic dubbed mix at The Nightlight in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Writer/director J.R. Bookwalter was on hand to introduce the film and answer questions afterward!

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Capitol Theatre Screening (2015)

    12m

    Shot during the world premiere of the 16:9 restored master with original cast mix at the Capitol Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Writer/director J.R. Bookwalter, co-producer Scott P. Plummer, co-stars Floyd Ewing Jr. and Joe Wedlake, and crew members Joseph M. Setele, Kel...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Behind The Scenes (2015)

    19m

    Writer/director J.R. Bookwalter takes you back three decades with a collection of behind-the-scenes footage shot during the making of the film in VHS, Super-8mm film, and Video8. Now presented in 1080p HD for the first time!

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Deleted Scenes & Outtakes (2015)

    7m 11s

    Writer/director J.R. Bookwalter provides lively commentary for this seven-minute collection of deleted scenes and outtakes, now presented in 1080p HD for the first time!

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Storyboard Gallery (2015)

    26m

    A 26-minute look at more than 500 hand-drawn storyboards created during pre-production on THE DEAD NEXT DOOR by artist and production designer Jon Killough. Includes key tracks from the music score by writer/director J.R. Bookwalter!

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Around the World Gallery (2015)

    3m 49s

    A 4-minute look at THE DEAD NEXT DOOR releases from all around the globe, including VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, and even LaserDisc! Features the end title song "The Answer" by Joy Circuit.

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Production Stills Gallery (2015)

    6m 24s

    A 6-minute walk through an assortment of production shots taken during THE DEAD NEX DOOR shoot by cast member and still photographer Roger Graham. Includes music by J.R. Bookwalter and Wilbur & The Hoodlum Patrol. Upgraded from the 2005 DVD release with additional photos, and now in HD!

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Behind-the-Scenes Gallery (2015)

    8m 30s

    It's almost like being on the set of THE DEAD NEXT DOOR in 1986! Watch this 9-minute gallery of behind-the-scenes photos taken on location by still photographer Roger Graham and others. Features songs from the film's soundtrack by Argus, Wilbur & The Hoodlum Patrol, and Three Miles Out. Upgraded ...

  • The Dead Next Door (Trailer, 2015)

    1m 47s

    Get a peek at the 2K restoration for THE DEAD NEXT DOOR in this newly-edited promotional trailer that shows off the brand-new 16:9 version like never before!

  • The Dead Next Door (1990 Original Release Version)

    1h 21m

    Out of print for nearly 15 years, the original 1990 version of "The Dead Next Door" first released on VHS by Electro Video is available again on digital!

    Includes the stereo classic dubbed mix with the uncredited voice talents of Bruce Campbell (“Ash vs. The Evil Dead”), Ted Raimi ("Spider-Man...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Spanish Dubbed Version (1990)

    1h 21m

    ¿Hablas español? If so, you can now watch the original 1990 release version of "The Dead Next Door" dubbed in Spanish! Taken from the 1996 "Mondo Zombie" Gorgon Video release.

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Audio Commentary (1990 Version)

    1h 21m

    Doug Tilley and Moe Porne riff on the original 1990 VHS version of "The Dead Next Door" in this audio commentary created from Episode 60 of The No-Budget Nightmares podcast, originally released on April 15, 2015.

  • The Dead Next Door (Remastered DVD Version with Stereo Mix, 2005)

    1h 18m — 1 subtitle

    Writer/producer/director J.R. Bookwalter spent nearly 4 years — with the help of an uncredited, now-legendary Hollywood director — creating this low-budget yet ultra-violent epic about a nationwide attack by hungry hordes of the living dead. From the spectacle of zombies on the White House lawn t...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Audio Commentary (2005 Version)

    1h 18m

    Originally recorded for the 2005 Anchor Bay DVD release, writer/director J.R. Bookwalter, associate producer/actor Michael Todd, and cinematographer Michael Tolochko, Jr. reminisce about the making of the film 20 years later.

    Presented with the 4:3 remastered DVD picture and stereo classic dub...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: "The Flesh Eater" Short Film (1979)

    2m 47s

    Director J.R. Bookwalter's first crack at zombies came with this silent Super-8mm short film shot in 1979 on his 13th birthday. (Future makeup effects artists David P. Barton gave the gift of a film cartridge, which the pair decided to put to immediate use.)

    Includes all-new commentary by Book...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: "Zombie" Short Film (1980)

    10m

    See how it all began! This rare silent Super-8mm short film formed the genesis of the Dr. Bow and Anna characters later used in "The Dead Next Door" and features appearances by makeup effects artist David P. Barton and Jennifer Mullen, who would go on to play the character of Powers.

    Includes ...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: "Tomorrow" Short Film (1985, Unfinished)

    9m 2s

    Shot during early pre-production on "The Dead Next Door," this unfinished Super-8mm short film presents the Twilight Zone-esque scenario of what happens when a man chooses to procrastinate until there's no more tomorrows left.

    Starring Michael "D.O.C." Porter (creator of the Zombie Squad logo)...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Local TV Appearances (1986)

    14m

    A collection of several local television appearances shot before the film was officially released in 1990, including a pair of stories on the Cleveland, Ohio NBC affiliate, public access show "Shirley's World," and an appearance on the popular Big Chuck and Lil' John Show in search of zombie extras.

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: “The Dead Up North” Canada Screening (2005)

    9m 27s

    In March, 2005, writer/director J.R. Bookwalter headed north to the Ottawa Student and Independent Film Festival, where "The Dead Next Door" made its big-screen debut in Canada.

    Canadian filmmaker Brett Kelly — whose early work was distributed by Bookwalter's Tempe Video — documented the proce...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Making of Excerpts (1995)

    9m 15s

    "The Making of The Dead Next Door" featurette was edited by Michael L. Raso and included on the 1995 Collector's Edition VHS released by Tempe Video.

    The original 30-minute version repeated much of the bonus material already included here, so it was edited to remove any redundant material for ...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Local TV Commercials (1991)

    1m 34s

    Created in 1991 for a local broadcast premiere on a Kent, Ohio television station, this pair of commercials directed by co-producer Scott P. Plummer feature a number of familiar faces and landmarks from later Tempe productions. Can you spot them?

    Note: The original color edit masters could not...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: 20 Years in 15 Minutes (2005)

    15m

    Originally created for the film's 15-year anniversary in 2000, the cast & crew reminisce about the making of the film in this 16-minute video updated for the 2005 DVD release.

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Video Storyboards (2005)

    8m 15s

    Compare early VHS test footage shot during pre-production in 1986 against the same scenes in the finished film in this 8-minute bonus feature originally created for the 2005 DVD release.

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Video Preshoots (2005)

    5m 32s

    In June, 1986, the cast and crew assembled on location for an entire day to test the viability of shooting on 3/4" U-Matic video instead of VHS. Ultimately, both formats were scrapped in favor of Super-8mm film, but you can get a rare look at what might have been in this 6-minute extra originally...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Auditions (2005)

    14m

    Originally assembled for the 2005 DVD release, this is a 14-minute glimpse into the 1985 and 1986 auditions shot on VHS during pre-production casting.

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Frightvision Reunion (2000)

    6m 15s

    Writer/director J.R. Bookwalter and a number of cast & crew members assembled for a reunion at the Frightvision convention in 2000 to celebrate making the film 15 years earlier. Get a peek behind the scenes in this 6-minute video shot and edited by Todd Pontsler, originally included on the 2005 D...

  • The Dead Next Door Extras: Music Video (2000)

    3m 5s

    Three Miles Out created this updated and more high-intensity version of the end title song performed by Argus for the original VHS release (later removed when the credits were shortened for subsequent releases). Editor Todd Pontsler assembled this music from footage of the band performing live du...

  • The Dead Next Door (Ultimate Edition Bundle)

    36 videos

    For this one-of-a-kind release, Tempe Video has assembled four unrated versions of the film, two created from a brand-new 2K restoration using the original film elements. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film’s original home video debut this fall, collectors and fans will now be able to e...

  • Robot Ninja (1989)

    2 videos

    The ultimate super-hero of the future has arrived in this special digital version created from a 2007 transfer of the 16mm answer print!

  • Reflections on the Living Dead (2005)

    1 video

    Originally released in 1993 as NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 25th ANNIVERSARY DOCUMENTARY, this edition has been fully remastered and includes an all-new interview with actress Judith O’Dea!