History Film / TheDeadNextDoor

10th Oct '15 2:58:03 AM falcon2484
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** The FBI warning at the beginning of the videocassette is accompanied by the line "Ohhhh, I'm soooo scared!", from the [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil "Video Pirates"]] sketch in ''AmazonWomenOnTheMoon''.
3rd Jun '15 12:53:35 AM erforce
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** At a video rental store, a zombie lays a bunch of VHS copies at the counter, which include ''Film/DawnOfTheDead, Film/TheChangeling, Film/TheEvilDead1981, Film/{{Creepshow}}'' and ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974''.

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** At a video rental store, a zombie lays a bunch of VHS copies at the counter, which include ''Film/DawnOfTheDead, ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978, Film/TheChangeling, Film/TheEvilDead1981, Film/{{Creepshow}}'' and ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974''.
11th May '15 4:29:11 AM erforce
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* ShoutOutThemeNaming: Characters [[Creator/SamRaimi Raimi]], Commander [[Creator/JohnCarpenter Carpenter]] and Dr. [[Creator/TomSavini Savini]]) are named after famous horror creators. There is also a mention about fallen soldiers named [[Creator/StephenKing King]] and [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead Romero]].

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* ShoutOutThemeNaming: Characters [[Creator/SamRaimi Raimi]], Commander [[Creator/JohnCarpenter Carpenter]] and Dr. [[Creator/TomSavini Savini]]) are named after famous horror creators. There is also a mention about fallen soldiers named [[Creator/StephenKing King]] and [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 Romero]].
2nd Jan '15 9:55:29 AM erforce
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'''''The Dead Next Door''''' is a low-budget horror movie from 1989.

Plot centers around a post-ZombieApocalypse USA, where the Zombie Squad has been tasked to get rid of the undead menace. When searching for a possible cure for the undead they run into a zombie-loving cult.
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!!Examples:

* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler:Raimi's]] fate.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Vincent coughs up blood before dying.
* DullSurprise: Raimi's reactions to zombies.
* EiffelTowerEffect: When the squad arrives back at the Washington D.C., it is established with shots of TheWhiteHouse and Capitol Hill.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "I bet my life and hat on it!"
* HumanSacrifice: Rev. Jones' cult is shown sacrifing a girl.
* ImMelting: Dr. Moulsson's cure has this effect on the fully undead.
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: Some of the characters are named after horror directors and such.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Kuller.
* SunglassesAtNight: Reverend Jones

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'''''The Dead Next Door''''' is a A low-budget zombie horror movie from 1989.

Plot centers around Several years ago in Akron, Ohio, one scientist's work went wrong and a virus that turns people into [[FleshEatingZombie flesh-eating zombies]] got loose. Now in the post-ZombieApocalypse USA, where the a special Zombie Squad has been tasked to look out for survivors and get rid of the undead menace. When searching After they embark on a search for a possible cure for the undead undeath, they run into a zombie-loving cult.
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!!Examples:

cult.

!!This film has examples of:

* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler:Raimi's]] fate.
AndThenJohnWasAZombie:
** Zombie Squad member Mercer's zombification is eventually stopped, but it happens little too late.
-->'''Raimi:''' You want to come with us?
-->'''Mercer:''' No man, I'm a zombie now.
** [[spoiler:Raimi is bitten by a zombie, and the ever-stumbling Dr. Savini gives him Dr. Moulsson's cure, turning him into a half-zombie as well. Raimi "thanks" him by ripping his throat out]].
* BigBad: Reverend Jones, a cult leader.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Cult member Vincent coughs up blood before dying.
dying from his shotgun wound.
* DullSurprise: Raimi's reactions to zombies.
TheDragon: Commander Carpenter is Rev. Jones's right- hand man, and [[MookLieutenant the field leader]] of his followers.
* EiffelTowerEffect: When the squad arrives back at the Washington D.C., it is established with shots of TheWhiteHouse and Capitol Hill.
Hill, both surrounded by zombies.
* {{Fingore}}: While reaching for his gun, Richards accidentally puts his fingers inside decapitated zombie head's mouth when he is distracted, and it bites them off. His severed fingers are then shown exiting from its throat.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "I bet my life On the succes of his zombie cure, Dr. Moulsson tells Dr. Franklin that he stakes his "life and hat on it!"
it". He eventually loses both, with the hat going first.
* HumanSacrifice: As Raimi spies on Rev. Jones' cult is shown sacrifing cult, he sees a girl.
few of its members who sacrifice a girl by plunging a sword into her chest.
* ImMelting: Dr. Moulsson's anti-zombie cure has this effect on stops the zombification process in the freshly infected, and the fully undead.
undead eventually melt away after being injected with it.
* MacheteMayhem: Some Zombie Squad members, like Raimi and Richards, have machetes as a side-weapon.
* OffWithHisHead: After Richards fails to kill a zombie with a headshot, he takes out his machete to try to finish the job by decapitation. It also fails.
* OrganAutonomy: Bodyparts removed from the zombies still move, trying to satiate their host's hunger eben if they are incapable of doing that by themselves. At one point, Dr. Moulsson presents a still-moving tongue to astonished Raimi and Mercer.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent:
** Guns and blades cannot kill the zombies, and they keep going even if they are chopped up. The government is looking for a way to kill them permanently.
** If Dr. Mulsson's zombie cure is injected into partially zombified people, they become [[TechnicallyLivingZombie only partially dead]], and they can communicate with other zombies.
* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain: Averted. Headshots and decapitations will not stop the zombies.
* ShoutOut:
** At a video rental store, a zombie lays a bunch of VHS copies at the counter, which include ''Film/DawnOfTheDead, Film/TheChangeling, Film/TheEvilDead1981, Film/{{Creepshow}}'' and ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974''.
** Before shooting Vincent InTheBack, Raimi says "[[Film/{{Casablanca}} Here's looking at you, kid]]".
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: Some of the characters Characters [[Creator/SamRaimi Raimi]], Commander [[Creator/JohnCarpenter Carpenter]] and Dr. [[Creator/TomSavini Savini]]) are named after famous horror directors creators. There is also a mention about fallen soldiers named [[Creator/StephenKing King]] and such.
[[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead Romero]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Kuller.
* SunglassesAtNight:
SinisterShades: Reverend JonesJones wears thick sunglasses whenever he is conducting his religious work. [[SunglassesAtNight Even at the dead of night]].
* TongueTrauma: As zombies rip Dr. Moulsson apart, the half-zombie Mercer does his part by ripping off his tongue, which he had promised to do moments earlier.
* VertigoEffect: Used when Kuller watches with horror as [[spoiler:zombified Raimi munches on Dr. Savini's flesh]].



* ZombieAdvocate: Whole {{cult}} of them.
** Bunch of these are stationed on the front of the Zombie Squad headquarters.
* ZombieApocalypse
* ZombieGait

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* ZombieAdvocate: Whole {{cult}} of them.
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Bunch of these protesters, who want zombies to be protected instead of killed, are stationed on the front of the Zombie Squad headquarters.
headquarters. They are eventually attacked by the very things they are trying to help.
* ZombieApocalypse
* ZombieGait
ZombieGait: Zig-zagged. Most of the time the zombies are shown shambling around, but in one instance they break into a run after finding living human to feed on.
3rd Aug '13 12:17:35 AM erforce
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* AxeBeforeEntering



* DramaticThunder



* EightiesHair
* {{Fingore}}



* GoneHorriblyWrong
* {{Gorn}}



* ImpromptuTracheotomy
* MacheteMayhem
* OffWithHisHead
* ScreamingWoman



* TakeAThirdOption
* TimeSkip
* UndeathlyPallor
* VertigoEffect
4th Jun '12 9:44:41 AM movie007
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* [=~I'm Melting~=]: Dr. Moulsson's cure has this effect on the fully undead.

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* [=~I'm Melting~=]: ImMelting: Dr. Moulsson's cure has this effect on the fully undead.
17th Nov '11 3:55:24 PM BlakeDiamond
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* HumanSacrifice: Rev. Jones' cult is shown is seen sacrifing a girl.

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* HumanSacrifice: Rev. Jones' cult is shown is seen sacrifing a girl.
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