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Dead Mate (1988)

Not Rated | | Horror | September 1988 (USA)
Cute waitress/hooker is romanced and wed to handsome stranger/funeral director. He, as well as most of the town prefer their women dead. She is the obvious candidate for that position, as ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Mannino ...
Nora Mae Edwards
David Gregory ...
John Henry Cox
Larry Bockius ...
Sheriff Porter (as Lawrence Bockius)
Judith Mayes ...
Emmaline Strickland
Adam Wahl ...
Evan Matthews
Rev. Collins
Kelvin Keraga ...
Morley the Chauffeur
Kenneth Giek ...
Bill Billings
Nevada Belle ...
Kathleen Margo ...
Cicely Matthews
Elizabeth Schram ...
Her Feet
Mark McCally ...
Dawn Carpenter ...
James Brummel ...
Jimmy, the Dishwasher
Lars Hundere ...


Cute waitress/hooker is romanced and wed to handsome stranger/funeral director. He, as well as most of the town prefer their women dead. She is the obvious candidate for that position, as his two previous wives were in terrible shape even for dead persons. She must be fleet of foot indeed to avoid their fate. Written by P Ferrell <philf@olypen.com>

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Don't kiss me, I'm not dead...yet.




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September 1988 (USA)  »

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Graverobbers  »

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1.37 : 1
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Kenneth Giek was the owner of several local funeral homes and his hearses were used in the shooting. See more »


John Henry Cox: And best of all she's safe, it's safe sex now, because we can't get AIDS from dead people.
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Prelude from The Well Tempered Clavier
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
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Weak attempt at dark humor ..........
30 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Necrophilia can be the inspiration for some dark humor, a good example being the film "Mortuary Academy". Occasionally "Dead Mate" tries the black comedy route, but most everything about this movie falls flat. It's the old story, mortician meets waitress, proposes in less than three minutes, and they are married that night. Great! Then things climb the weird scale. A pretty girl is run off the road. The body is delivered to the mortuary by two perverted ambulance drivers. The newly wed "gut pumper" then throws a necrophilia party. After this somewhat promising beginning, the film grinds on the viewer, with the bride wandering around town meeting the weird residents, and everything pretty much is downhill from there, including a totally inappropriate slapstick ending. By the way, I have seen high school plays with far better acting. - MERK

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