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Nekromantik (1987)

Not Rated | | Horror | 1987 (West Germany)
A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernd Daktari Lorenz ...
Robert Schmadtke (as Daktari Lorenz)
Beatrice Manowski ...
Betty (as Beatrice M.)
Harald Lundt ...
Bruno
Colloseo Schulzendorf ...
Joe (as Collosseo)
Henri Boeck ...
Joe's Streetcleaning Agency (J.S.A.) Employee
Clemens Schwender ...
Joe's Streetcleaning Agency (J.S.A.) Employee
Jörg Buttgereit ...
Joe's Streetcleaning Agency (J.S.A.) Employee
Holger Suhr ...
Joe's Streetcleaning Agency (J.S.A.) Employee
Volker Hauptvogel ...
Man with Gun
Harald Weis ...
Dead in Garden
Heike Surban ...
Prostitute (as Heike S.)
Patricia Leipold ...
Prostitute
Elke Fuchs ...
Prostitute
Margit Im Schlaa ...
Prostitute
Suza Kohlstedt ...
Vera
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Graphic, low-budget gore-shocker about Rob and Betty, a couple of ordinary necrophiles who apparently don't mind if their dead sexual partners are not so fresh. Rob's job affords him the opportunity to bring home corpses and the odd body part; when he loses his job, he loses Betty, and Rob's life gets REALLY bizarre. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Death is just the Beginning

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Некромантик  »

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Trivia

Jörg Buttgeriet said in an interview that he never intended to be a director and 'Nekromantik' was just a film to rebel against the German film rating system, trying to shock as many people as possible. See more »

Quotes

Betty: [on a note] Left for good. Took the corpse.
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Connections

References Rampage (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Ménage à trois
Written by John Boy Walton
Performed by John Boy Walton
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Sick gore fest not for many people
15 October 2000 | by (Edmonton, Ab.) – See all my reviews

For the uninitiated, Nekromantik is one of the most notorious horror movies ever made. It may actually be reviled more than it is admired, even in horror circles, but it's one of those few movies that's provocative, in the truest sense of the word. Nekromantik is the story of a nice young couple with unusual sexual proclivities. Specifically, in order to get off, they require congress with a human corpse -- or at least a nice selection of pickled organs. Fortunately for these two, the fella (Daktari Lorenz) has a good job on the clean-up crew that tidies up automobile accidents, and eventually winds up with a real find, a half-rotten carcass dragged out of a swamp. He brings it home, where he and Betty (Beatrice M.) give it a warm welcome in a distended love scene involving a striking optical-printing technique that leaves motion trails on the screen as someone (presumably Lorenz, who doubled as composer of the score) pounds out the lyrical love theme on a piano. It's not all hugs and corpses, however, and when Betty abandons Rob after a tiff, the corpse goes with her.


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