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Living Doll (1990)

| Horror | 5 May 1990 (UK)
Howard, a shy morgue worker, falls in love with a girl who ends up in the morgue, but he doesn't let that stop him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Jax ...
Howard
Katie Orgill ...
Christine / Dead Christine
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Jess
Freddie Earlle ...
Ed
Marcel Grant ...
Steve
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Alison Jenkins ...
Girl in Bar
Heather Robbins ...
Transvestite
Sean Aita ...
Night Shift Worker
David Taylor ...
Priest
Tanya Lee ...
Nurse Lorraine
...
Pathologist
Jane Rawlins ...
Pearl
Mandy Curzon ...
1st Girlfriend
Alanna Lane ...
2nd Girlfriend
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Howard has a secret - he is in love with Christine. There's only one problem, Christine is DEAD! A grave was no place for Christine, the only place for her was at Howard's side. At last she was his, his to dress, his to feed and to care for. Written by <LD@ironworks.demon.co.uk>

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Living Doll
Performed by Gary Martin
Produced by Mike Stanley
Composed by Lionel Bart
Published by Peter Maurice Music Company Ltd.
used by permission
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A Real Surprise
28 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Infamous schlock producer Dick Randall's last film (or last released film, anyway) turns out to be a surprisingly good and grim little horror yarn.

Medical student Howard falls in love with the girl who sells flowers at the hospital where he works. She barely knows he exists. Then one day a body is brought into the morgue and Howard has to assist in the autopsy. Only too late does he realize it's the lovely Christine herself laid out on the cold slab. How this shock affects his already delicate mental balance and what he does to deal with this terrible state of affairs makes this a highly diverting outing for fans of the macabre Mark Jax is great as the disturbed Howard. He never once camps it up and plays even the most ridiculous moments straight. The SFX and make up on the mouldering corpse are excellent,. The plot takes plenty of surprising turns and the final sick twist raised a smile or two.

Great news that this will soon be out on DVD – and in an extras packed special edition.

If you like big studio, star-filled extravaganzas, then this is not for you. But if you're looking for something out of the ordinary, you'll not be disappointed.


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