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Living Doll (1990)

| Horror | 5 May 1990 (UK)
Howard, a shy morgue worker, falls in love with a girl who ends up in the morgue, but he doesn't let that stop him.

Directors:

George Dugdale, Peter Mackenzie Litten (as Peter Litten)

Writers:

George Dugdale (screenplay), Mark Ezra (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Jax Mark Jax ... Howard
Katie Orgill Katie Orgill ... Christine / Dead Christine
Gary Martin ... Jess
Freddie Earlle ... Ed
Marcel Grant Marcel Grant ... Steve
Eartha Kitt ... Mrs. Swartz
Alison Jenkins Alison Jenkins ... Girl in Bar
Heather Robbins Heather Robbins ... Transvestite
Sean Aita Sean Aita ... Night Shift Worker
David Taylor David Taylor ... Priest
Tanya Lee Tanya Lee ... Nurse Lorraine
Ted Maynard Ted Maynard ... Pathologist
Jane Rawlins Jane Rawlins ... Pearl
Mandy Curzon Mandy Curzon ... 1st Girlfriend
Alanna Lane Alanna Lane ... 2nd Girlfriend
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Storyline

Howard has a secret - he is in love with Christine. There's only one problem, Christine is DEAD! A grave was no place for Christine, the only place for her was at Howard's side. At last she was his, his to dress, his to feed and to care for. Written by <LD@ironworks.demon.co.uk>

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The flame of her love burned brightest in the shadow of the grave

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Alternate Versions

The 18-rated 1990 UK VHS release was cut by the BBFC by 13 seconds to remove a scalpel incision to a woman's neck and the skin being pulled back to reveal flesh. A transvestite's neck being slashed and a close-up of decomposing breasts. See more »

Soundtracks

Living Doll
Performed by Gary Martin
Produced by Mike Stanley
Composed by Lionel Bart
Published by Peter Maurice Music Company Ltd.
used by permission
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Dead Dull
20 December 2001 | by DocEmmettBrownSee all my reviews

Here's a premise for ya: A morgue attendant, who's obsessed by a beautiful girl, soon finds her on the slab after a car crash, he takes her home where he creates a fantasy world in which she is alive and co-habiting with him, eventually leading to his total mental breakdown and destruction. Sounds intriguing doesn't it? WRONG! This film is a perfect example of a fair premise let down by totally uninspired film making. Instead of an interesting character development plot, what we are presented with is a film based almost entirely on a man coming in and out of his apartment, making excuses to people, and occasionally talking to or hiding a phony corpse. But at least the performances carry it through right? WRONG! Some of the most mind numbingly poor performances by any actors I have ever seen (just check out the girls meathead boyfriend) and not even in a laughable way, just in a truly 'couldn't care less if they all died' kinda way. It says a lot when one of the stronger performances is from Eartha Kitt! If you really need to complete guy falls in love with corpse film collection then do yourself a favour and fast forward most of the middle of the film, only the mildly deranged ending is worth the entry fee. Though it does have a great closing line. File under: mild curiosity.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Boneca de Carne e Osso See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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