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First , "The Exorcist," Now ... "Love Me Deadly" See more »
A young socialite struggling to control her necrophiliac urges is torn between her affection for a kind businessman and the mortician who supplies her with bodies. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Mary Charlotte Wilcox ... Lindsay Finch (as Mary Wilcox)

Lyle Waggoner ... Alex Martin

Christopher Stone ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Jacobs ... Love Slave
Barbra Rae ... Prostitute
David Aaron ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Buck Edwards ... Bald Cult Member (uncredited)
Jacques Lacerte ... Bearded Corpse (uncredited)
Bob Westmoreland ... Second Corpse Kissed by Lindsay (uncredited)

Directed by
Jacques Lacerte 
Writing credits
Roger Wall (story idea) &
Robert Cleere (story idea)

Jacques Lacerte (written by)

Buck Edwards  uncredited

Produced by
Buck Edwards .... producer
Charles W. Geiger .... associate producer
H.B. Halicki .... associate producer
Original Music by
Phil Moody 
Cinematography by
David Aaron (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Leo H. Shreve  (as Leo Shreve)
Makeup Department
Albert A. Fleming .... makeup artist
J. Shealy .... hair stylist
Bob Westmoreland .... makeup artist
Production Management
Buck Edwards .... production manager (as Mervyn L. Edwards)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Doniger .... assistant director
Sound Department
John Speak .... sound mixer (as John V. Speak)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Chapin .... still photographer
Don Gulick .... camera assistant (as Donald Gulick)
Other crew
Roger Hocking .... production assistant
Howard Hohler .... script supervisor
Sheri Kaiser .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Secrets of the Death Room" - USA (alternative title)
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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
USA:R | USA:Unrated (DVD rating)
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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 have to keep them secret. You're not alone. In our group we have several members who... who participate.
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Film, If Nothing Else, 17 January 2007
Author: Johnboy1221 from Texas

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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