DEATH BED: THE BED THAT EATS
Dir. George Barry, 1977
USA, 77 min.
THURSDAY, JUNE 5 – 10 PM
FRIDAY, JUNE 6 – 10 PM
It came to George Barry in a dream and it will be there for yours, too.
In a single room in a small building next to a large mansion on a barren estate lies a very comfortable bed; a bed in which many have rested yet none have made up. Narrated by a bygone victim—the spirit of Aubrey Beardsley (literally)—DEATH BED: THE BED THAT EATS tells a long, surreal tale of ancient, demonic possession in the one place that visitors find solace… or try to.
Structured around the stages of a multi-course meal and filmed at the gorgeous, now-demolished Gar Wood mansion in Detroit, DEATH BED: THE BED THAT EATS PEOPLE famously gained release for the first time in any form in 2004 upon first-(and-only)-time writer/director George Barry recollection that it existed after browsing internet forums. Then, in 2007—thirty-five full years after production began in 1972—the film achieved its most mainstream notoriety in a stand-up bit (yes indeed) by comedian Patton Oswalt that ended up on his bestselling album “Werewolves and Lollipops.”
Special thanks to Nico B.
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