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)
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Alex Martin
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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 ...
Prostitute
Edith Sills ...
Alex's Mother
Irving Rosen ...
Dinner Guest
H.B. Halicki ...
Race Driver (as Toby Halicki)
I. William Quinn ...
Billy-Jo
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Love Slave
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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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WARNING! This Is The Strangest, Most Un-natural Union Ever Consummated Between The Living And The Dead! See more »

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January 1973 (USA)  »

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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 »

Quotes

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 (1987) See more »

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You're Something Special
Written by Phil Moody
Sung by Kit Fuller
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Far better than expected

To be honest, when one reads the synopsis of this film one expects the worst. Surprisingly, this is an engaging and frank study both of necrophilia and of a daughter's inability to let go of the past.

Helped along by a very professional sounding theme tune (sung by Kit Fuller), and a lively score echoing films of much more mainstream cinema, this is a shocking film that will make you think for a long time afterwards. Unfortunately, the good acting and imaginative story is let down by some chronically bad editing - particularly when we are suddenly introduced to the character of Alex - but this aside, you should find much more to enjoy about this movie than you will find to dislike about it.

"Love Me Deadly" is to necrophilia what "Max Mon Amour" is to bestiality: one of the last taboos to be tackled in an grown-up fashion, but which can be appreciated by an audience without needing to visit a seedy sex-shop; where story comes first, and titillation is far down the line.


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