This is an ex-rental copy of what has been called the most expensive home video ever made. Shot on Super-8 film (a consumer-grade stock used by amateurs), this grand-scale attempt is epic low-budget filmmaking at its most inspiring.
Shot in Ohio over the span of four years, director J.R. Bookwalter amassed a cast of thousands to play the zombie extras, while unknowns fielded out the main characters. The end result tries to do too much within its limited scope, but you can't fault Bookwalter for giving it his all. Mainly financed by Sam Raimi, who used his income from EVIL DEAD 2 to pay for it, DEAD NEXT DOOR finished with a budget of $125,000. Some great special effects, too.
This tape was an ex-rental, which is pretty obvious from the front cover (which is a couple of stickers on it), but the tape looks great and plays just fine. A great find for the price!