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Love Me Deadly
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Director:
Writers:
Roger Wall (story) &
Robert Cleere (story) ...
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Release Date:
January 1973 (USA) See more »
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First , "The Exorcist," Now ... "Love Me Deadly" See more »
Plot:
A coven of devil-worshipping necrophiliacs moves to Los Angeles and sets up their base of operations out of a funeral home. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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)
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Secrets of the Death Room" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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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 »
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 have to keep them secret. You're not alone. In our group we have several members who... who participate.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Nekromantik (1988)See more »
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Well-Made, Compelling Thriller for Its Time, 19 April 2006
Author: brianehl2 from United States

Actually quite a well-made and off-beat thriller for its time; a Mr. Lobianco who wrote another "review" actually sounds quite a bit on the homophobic side, as the film has a brief bit of gay content but certainly NOT the "gay plot" he has it being. And there is certainly nothing wrong in the least with having gay content in a film to begin with. Actually well worth the time of viewing it; but out-of-print now to my knowledge. Mary Wilcox is not bad at all in the lead role; Lyle Waggoner is as wooden as a board as her devoted hubby; I saw no traces of a satanic cult in evidence, despite what a couple other viewers wrote. Definitely a necrophiliac cult, but satanism is not mentioned. The film's topic would be unusual in a film even today, let alone 1972 when the film originally played theaters. Actually quite surprising none of the multiple DVD companies have ever released this on home video, nor to my knowledge do they have an plans to do so. Considering some of the utter rubbish put out on the medium, it would be nice if one of them would make this available in a widescreen transfer for home libraries.

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