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The Living Dead Girl (1982)
"La morte vivante" (original title)

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A toxic spill revives a beautiful, dead heiress who, with the help of her childhood friend, must quench her insatiable thirst for blood.


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Credited cast:
Marina Pierro ...
Françoise Blanchard ...
Catherine Valmont
Mike Marshall ...
Carina Barone ...
Barbara Simon
Fanny Magier ...
6th Victim
Patricia Besnard-Rousseau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Berel
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou ...
Véronique Carpentier
Jean Cherlian ...
Second burglar
Delphine Lapointe
Jacques Marbeuf
Sandrine Morel ...
Teenage Catherine Valmont
Lise Overman
Véronique Pinson


A toxic spill revives a beautiful, dead heiress who, with the help of her childhood friend, must quench her insatiable thirst for blood.

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When Barbara and Greg are arguing in the field, Barbara throws one of her camera at Greg and walks away. A few seconds later when Barbara sees Catherine Valmont, she starts to take pictures of her with the other camera around her neck, not the one she threw at Greg. See more »


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Written by Phillipe D'Aram
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Lots of blood, lots of screaming, not nearly enough flesh!
31 March 2001 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

OK, a trawl through my past user comments will reveal that I am really interested in this genre of movies for purely purient interest. Having said that, I do know a good film when I see one. While Holywood rarely produces these, neither does Jean Rollin.

I simply cannot understand how some people can give films such as these high marks. Different strokes obviously. To be fair, this is the best produced Rollin film (out of three) that I have seen, but the others were pretty bad, so that is no commendation. Can bad acting, sloppy plotting and woeful gore effects really be that easily ignored?

The story revolves around a girl brought back from the dead who needs blood to sustain herself, her childhood friend's efforts to meet her need, and a French-American's efforts to expose what is going on. The story is threadbare and doesn't go anywhere. Everyone but the vampire girl bleed profusely by the film's end, but to no effect. Little horror, only litres of fake blood and latex gore.

Worst of all, there is little nudity or sex action to compensate. The opportunity of a lesbian relationship (de rigueur I would have thought!) between the vampire and her girlfriend is not realised, and there is only one sex scene. Isn't this the reason thats these films are made?!? I can think of no other. The other Rollin films I have seen (earlier than this one) are worse overall, but manage to compensate by some spirited flesh action.

And have I mentioned the screaming that occurs throughout the film? It's a wonder my neighbours haven't called the police.

So to those who rate this film highly, purporting it to be some kind of arty French tour de force: I have seen films which are the real thing, and it is an insult to competant French directors to make any comparison with Rollin.

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