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Dead Mate (1988)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Horror | September 1988 (USA)
Cute waitress/hooker is romanced and wed to handsome stranger/funeral director. He, as well as most of the town prefer their women dead. She is the obvious candidate for that position, as ... See full summary »

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Straw Weisman

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Straw Weisman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Mannino Elizabeth Mannino ... Nora Mae Edwards
David Gregory David Gregory ... John Henry Cox
Larry Bockius Larry Bockius ... Sheriff Porter (as Lawrence Bockius)
Judith Mayes Judith Mayes ... Emmaline Strickland
Jerry Rector ... Evan Matthews
Adam Wahl Adam Wahl ... Evan Matthews
Kevin Scullin ... Rev. Collins
Kelvin Keraga Kelvin Keraga ... Morley the Chauffeur
Kenneth Giek Kenneth Giek ... Bill Billings
Nevada Belle Nevada Belle ... Ma
Kathleen Margo Kathleen Margo ... Cicely Matthews
Elizabeth Schram Elizabeth Schram ... Her Feet
Mark McCally Mark McCally ... Salesman
Dawn Carpenter Dawn Carpenter ... Donna
James Brummel James Brummel ... Jimmy, the Dishwasher
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Cute waitress/hooker is romanced and wed to handsome stranger/funeral director. He, as well as most of the town prefer their women dead. She is the obvious candidate for that position, as his two previous wives were in terrible shape even for dead persons. She must be fleet of foot indeed to avoid their fate. Written by P Ferrell <philf@olypen.com>

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Don't kiss me, I'm not dead...yet.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Mate See more »

Filming Locations:

Red Hook, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Kenneth Giek was the owner of several local funeral homes and his hearses were used in the shooting. See more »

Quotes

John Henry Cox: And best of all she's safe, it's safe sex now, because we can't get AIDS from dead people.
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Baby's Gone Crazy
Performed by Kevin Griffin
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Absolutely the Worst
6 May 2002 | by ninjawolf77See all my reviews

This is a true candidate for the absolute worst movie ever made - worse even than Manos The Hands of Fate. Everything about this movie is terrible. Absolutely everything. From the dialog including lines like "Stop! In the name of love, Stop!", to the original song "I don't sleep with strangers", sung as if performed by a muppet, to the end credits which roll so painfully slow that one could use them for eye charts (also allowing time for further musical injustices to be performed), there is not a single frame of cinematic value here.

I recommend viewing by true horror and movie buffs, simply as a showcase for how bad bad can get. This truly sets a new standard against which all bad movies may be judged.


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