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Tales from the Quadead Zone

Chester Novell Turner
USA 1984 / 70’

Known for Black Devil Doll From Hell, Shirley Latanya Jones is back in another Chester Novell Turner film in the role of a mother who reads stories to the ghost of her dead son. The director spared us a 60-minute view of a woman bent over reading, however, by showing us instead the stories that she is reading. It is highly likely that the listener’s imagination would make Tales from the Quadead Zone more colorful, dynamic, and, in the end, attractive. However, those elements that usually determine a film’s lack of depth are, in this case, the film’s undisputed strong points. Made for only $11,000, Tales from the Quadead Zone, which captures your visual attention with its unique VHS esthetics while treating your ears to the sublime sound of a Casio keyboard, will certainly be a breeding ground for jokes for an audience raised only on Bergman and Antonioni, but for fans of wild films, it should satisfy any cinephile.

Patryk Tomiczek

Chester Novell Turner

Chester Novell Turner was born in 1950 in the United States. While he only made two films, that was enough for him to gain popularity among connoisseurs of extreme film experiences. His productions are his own original works in their entirety. He not only directed them but also wrote the scripts, produced and edited them and also composed the music. He died in an automobile accident in 1996.


1984 Czarna lalka z piekła rodem / Black Devil Doll from Hell

1987 Opowieści ze Strefy Śmierci / Tales From the Quadead Zone

Cast & Crew

director Chester Novell Turner
screenplay Chester N. Turner
cinematography Chester N. Turner
editing Chester N. Turner
music Chester N. Turner, Keefe L. Turner
cast Shirley Latanya Jones, Keefe L. Turner, Larry Jones, Lawrence N. Jones, John W. Jones
producer Chester N. Turner
production Merry V.S.On Film
sales Louis Justin
language English
colouration colour