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.
The Dead Next Door Extras: Richards Returns! (2017)
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: Audio Commentary (2001)
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)
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: The Nightlight Screening (2015)
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)
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)
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: Storyboard Gallery (2015)
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: Production Stills Gallery (2015)
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)
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 Extras: Audio Commentary (1990 Version)
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)
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)
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)
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.)
The Dead Next Door Extras: "Zombie" Short Film (1980)
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.
The Dead Next Door Extras: "Tomorrow" Short Film (1985, Unfinished)
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)
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: Local TV Commercials (1991)
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...
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: Frightvision Reunion (2000)
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...
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...