43 user 73 critic

The Living Dead Girl (1982)

La morte vivante (original title)
| Horror
A toxic spill revives a beautiful, dead heiress who, with the help of her childhood friend, must quench her insatiable thirst for blood.



(american version) (as Gregory Heller), (dialogue) | 3 more credits »

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Marie-Georges Pascal, Félix Marten, Serge Marquand
Fascination (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women, Eva (Brigitte Lahaie) and Elizabeth (Franca Mai). The women are seductive ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Franca Maï, Brigitte Lahaie, Jean-Marie Lemaire
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young couple out for a walk decide to take a stroll through a large cemetery. As darkness begins to fall they realize they can't find their way out, and soon their fears begin to overtake them.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Françoise Pascal, Hugues Quester, Natalie Perrey
Lips of Blood (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Frederick sees a photograph of a ruined seaside castle, which triggers a strange childhood memory. He then goes on a strange quest, aided by four female vampires, to find the castle and the beautiful woman who lives there.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Jean-Loup Philippe, Annie Belle, Natalie Perrey
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Wealthy and decadent industrialist Georges Radamante rules over a strange secret suicide cult and wants to achieve immortality by figuring out a way to share the biochemistry of a young ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Caroline Cartier, Olivier Rollin, Maurice Lemaître
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A woman is taken to a mysterious clinic whose patients have a mental disorder in which their memories and identities are disintegrating as a result of a strange environmental accident.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Brigitte Lahaie, Vincent Gardère, Dominique Journet
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A vampire lures beautiful young women to his castle in Europe.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Marie-Pierre Castel, Mireille Dargent, Philippe Gasté
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand, Jacques Robiolles
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After a psychoanalyst unsuccessfully tries to convince four sisters that they are not 200 year old vampires, the Queen of the Vampires promulgates the cause of the Undead.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Solange Pradel, Bernard Letrou, Ariane Sapriel
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A gang of pirates rape the two sole survivors of a ship wreck. The violated girls are rescued by the strange inhabitants of a supposedly haunted island, where they are granted supernatural powers to strike revenge against the pirates.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Joëlle Coeur, John Rico, Willy Braque
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A girl arrives from London to visit her estranged relatives in a remote castle for the reading of her father's will. After a while she discovers that they are all in fact dead and her ... See full summary »

Directors: Jesús Franco, Jean Rollin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Christina von Blanc, Britt Nichols, Rosa Palomar
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Simone Rollin, Bernard Charnacé, Sabine Lenoël


Cast overview, first billed only:
Marina Pierro ...
Françoise Blanchard ...
Catherine Valmont
Mike Marshall ...
Carina Barone ...
Barbara Simon
Fanny Magier ...
6th Victim (as Fanny Magieri)
Patricia Besnard-Rousseau
Véronique Pinson ...
(as Veronique Pinson)
Sandrine Morel ...
Teenage Catherine Valmont
Jean Cherlian ...
Second Burglar
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou ...
Alain Petit ...
Third Burglar
Jacques Marbeuf
Sam Selsky ...
Old American Man In The House Of Catherine
Lise Overman
Laurence Royer


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis




See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Also Known As:

The Living Dead Girl  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


Featured in La Morte Vivante: Music by Philippe D'Aram (2012) See more »


Dans la crypte
Written by Phillipe D'Aram
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

A Rollin film with lots of added gore
17 March 2013 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

This Jean Rollin feature is an erotic horror about a woman who returns from the dead due to an accident involving an earthquake and toxic chemicals. She is The Living Dead Girl and she has a vampire like taste for blood. She is drawn back to her 'blood sister' Helene, who in turn finds victims for her.

This is another melancholic and downbeat effort from Rollin. Once again his vampire is a tragic one. She did not choose her fate. She feels guilt at her subsequent actions and is repulsed by them. We feel sorry for her. The film is also about friendship and loyalty. The bond between the two girls is effectively a pact that goes beyond the grave. One of the defining features of The Living Dead Girl is its goriness. It is very bloody by Rollin's standards, so in this respect it may be a little more accessible to a wider horror audience. But then again, aside from this, it's strictly business as usual. There are the usual selection of paper thin characters, weak dialogue and low production values; while the story emphasises things that are atypical for a standard horror film, such as a melancholic 'monster' and some poetic imagery. Examples of the latter would include scenes of the girl wandering through fields in a white night dress and the night time river scene. As usual Rollin does ensure the film looks interesting. There are some nice French countryside locations and a picturesque villa. While the atmosphere is moody throughout, with some delicate musical accompaniment on the soundtrack. It is a little odd though having an American couple in the movie. This, no doubt was a way of trying to sell the film easier overseas. But like all other Rollin films these characters are uninteresting, Rollin seems to be only interested in his female vampires/villains. It isn't without faults; it does drag in places but like others from the director would probably improve on re-watches. The film does, however, wrap up in one of the most effectively haunting endings Rollin ever conceived.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: