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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

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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5 May 1990 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Boneca de Carne e Osso  »

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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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Love , death, and decomposition ...............
26 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This British production is an intriguing entry in the rather small necrophilia category of horror films. Instead of a relentless assault of slice and dice, what we get is a somewhat playful script that handles the macabre topic quite well. Both Freddie Earlle as the morgue manager, and Ertha Kitt as a nosy landlady, provide some welcome dark humor. Mark Jax plays the medical student whose infatuation with a hospital flower girl goes way beyond normal. His obsession eventually leads to stalking, grave robbing, and murder. Kate Orgill is the lifeless and slowly decomposing corpse who speaks telepathically to Mark Jax, from beyond the grave. The catchy tune "Living Doll", and general lighthearted chemistry, make "Living Doll" one of the better films of it's type. - MERK


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