Patton Oswalt: Death Bed

If you only know Patton Oswalt from his stint on King of Queens or as the voice of Remy from Ratatouille, you should do yourself a favor and check out some of his stand-up. On his most recent comedy album Werewolves and Lollypops he talks about how his job as a screenwriter in Hollywood got harder with the DVD release of an obscure 70's horror film called Death Bed: The Bed That Eats.

I can see where Patton's coming from. Sometimes when I'm doing my duty as a genre fan and watching some spectacularly terrible cheesefest I have to remind myself that this movie didn't just pop into existence at the DVD factory, but that someone had to write it and direct it and think that at some level it was good enough that other people might want to see it. I think that's kind of why I like these type of movies- because quite often they're made by lunatics. Anyway, just to prove that it exists, here's a clip from Death Bed: The Bed That Steals Your Fried Chicken to tide you over until Eli Roth gets around to making Rape Stove. (NSFW for 70's boobies and a concept that makes no sense at all)

John Shelton

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Born and raised in the back of a video store, Shelton went beyond the hills and crossed the seven seas as BGH's foreign correspondent before settling into a tenure hosting Sophisticult Cinema. He enjoys the finer things in life, including but not limited to breakfast tacos, vintage paperbacks and retired racing greyhounds.

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