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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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Secrets of the Death Room  »

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Released to a limited number of theaters in 1973 as 'Secrets of Death Room' on a double bill with November Children (1972), with the latter sporting the title 'Nightmare of Death'. 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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Referenced in The Big Box: The Thirsty Dead (2010) See more »

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Love Me Deadly
Written by Phil Moody (uncredited)
Sung by Kit Fuller
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Interesting Film, If Nothing Else
17 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

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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