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Love Me Deadly (1973)

 -  Horror  -  January 1973 (USA)
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A coven of devil-worshipping necrophiliacs moves to Los Angeles and sets up their base of operations out of a funeral home.



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Credited cast:
Mary Charlotte Wilcox ...
Lindsay Finch (as Mary Wilcox)
Alex Martin
Wade Farrow
Timothy Scott ...
Fred McSweeney
Michael Pardue ...
Lindsay's Father
Dassa Cates ...
House Keeper
Terri Anne Duvalis ...
Lindsay as a Child
Louis Joeffred ...
McSweeney's Colleague
Bruce Adams ...
McSweeney's Colleague
Barbara Fisher ...
Edith Sills ...
Alex's Mother
Irving Rosen ...
Dinner Guest
H.B. Halicki ...
Race Driver (as Toby Halicki)
I. William Quinn ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Jacobs ...
Love Slave


A coven of devil-worshipping necrophiliacs moves to Los Angeles and sets up their base of operations out of a funeral home.

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Release Date:

January 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Secrets of the Death Room  »

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$42,500 (estimated)

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Many of the guests at the party were played by crew members. Buck Edwards, who plays the cult member with a shaved head, is briefly visible as a guest in the background. See more »


Lindsay Finch: Don't you understand? I said, I'm not going.
Fred McSweeney: I believe I do understand. I recognised you from the Baxter funeral on the seventh. I couldn't help but notice your affection for the deceased.
Lindsay Finch: You must be mistaken. I know no one named Baxter. Please, I don't want to be rude...
Fred McSweeney: The word is, necrophilia. Turn on your lights and follow that car.
[they drive off]
Fred McSweeney: You're upset. Don't be. We're quite normal people, just with different passions. Our drives and needs aren't understood by many people, so we ...
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Referenced in Nekromantik (1988) See more »


You're Something Special
Sung by Kit Fuller
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Interesting Film, If Nothing Else
17 January 2007 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I have a theory that this film got Lyle Waggoner dismissed from The Carol Burnett Show (he left the series the following season, by mutual agreement).

Regardless, by today's standards, it's not that shocking. The copy of the film I have seems to have been carefully edited, and not as violent or graphic as I recall it being in the theater production.

By 1973 standards, it was quite a shocker...very graphic and gory, complete with a gay subtext. As I recall, it was loosely based around a real-life Los Angeles "cult" of funeral home "lovers of dead" psychos. The story is fiction, but, who knows what goes on behind the closed doors at funeral homes? The acting isn't too bad, and it's fun watching Lyle play against type. The star is quite pretty, too, and she plays her role well. Her hunky boyfriend does a good job of...well, being prepared for cold sex (and so does poor Lyle).

In the right frame of mind, this comes across well. In fact, I'd love to see the original, uncut version one day, on widescreen DVD, but I ain't holdin' my breath. This is lurid stuff, and it ain't likely to see the DVD "light of day".

If you do see this "sicky", just don't take it too seriously, and it might be fun to watch.

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