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Love Me Deadly (1972)

R | | Horror | 14 July 1972 (USA)
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.

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Credited cast:
... Lindsay Finch (as Mary Wilcox)
... Alex Martin
... Wade Farrow
... 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
... Race Driver (as Toby Halicki)
I. William Quinn ... Billy-Jo
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Michael Jacobs ... Love Slave
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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.

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14 July 1972 (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 »

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The corpse of the chubby guy is clearly breathing and swallows a couple times. See more »

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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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Love Me Deadly
Written by Phil Moody (uncredited)
Sung by Kit Fuller
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An obscure necro-horror flick with too much soap opera
4 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is the precursor to modern art-horror hybrids like KISSED or NEKROMANTIK. A frigid woman who likes funerals and is turned on only by dead bodies enters into a sexless marriage with CAROL BURNETT SHOW stud Lyle Waggoner and secretly joins a cult of necrophiliacs in a local morgue. For a film that had so much perverse and ghoulish potential, this film only partially entertains. There's a particularly shocking scene early in the film of a guy being embalmed alive but the film gets bogged down in the drama of marital problems in the second hour. While the serious approach to such outrageous material is greatly appreciated, a little more ghoulish horror would've been nice.


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