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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 ...
Hélène
Françoise Blanchard ...
Catherine Valmont
Mike Marshall ...
Greg
Carina Barone ...
Barbara Simon
Fanny Magier ...
6th Victim
Patricia Besnard-Rousseau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Berel
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou ...
Burglar
Véronique Carpentier
Jean Cherlian ...
Second Burglar
Delphine Lapointe
Jacques Marbeuf
Sandrine Morel ...
Teenage Catherine Valmont
Lise Overman
Véronique Pinson
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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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There was an English version filmed with the same cast and crew, which was directed by Gregory Heller who would shoot his scene right after Jean Rollin. The English version has never been released and is now a lost film. See more »

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Requires viewer patience and forgiveness
27 December 2004 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

I hate to admit it, but I like the idea of Jean Rollin more than the reality of sitting through one of his films. It's not that I don't appreciate what he's doing. I do. He has a unique world view and holds a special place in the world of "fantastique" cinema that is indisputable.

Still, I find his films a little boring.

Case in point THE LIVING DEAD GIRL springs from a simple and fascinating concept of a dead woman, who must drink blood to survive, returning to a château to be with an old friend.

As fascinating as the concept is, Rollin doesn't do a whole lot with it. He serves up plenty of atmosphere, imbues his material with a subtle eroticism and draws a superb performance from the beautiful Francoise Blanchard. What else do you want? you may ask. I'm not sure. I wanted more to happen, I guess. I wanted Rollin to jettison the boring bits and replace them with his signature set pieces.

It's been described as "savage", an adjective I wouldn't use myself. It's also been described as "dreamy". For the most part that's true. My frustration is with the film's uneven tone. Why couldn't it remain "dreamy" right through? You do need patience and a little forgiveness to enjoy Rollin.

I still wouldn't miss anything he's done. He's one of us.


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