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The Living Dead Girl (1982)

Cast: Marina Pierro, Francoise Blanchard, Michael Marshall, more...
Director: Jean Rollin
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Image Entertainment
Genre: Foreign, Horror, Vampires, France, Zombies
Running Time: 91 min.
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
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Jean Rollin, the French filmmaker who has earned a potent cult following for his unique blend of eroticism and horror, directed this disturbing tale of a woman who has come back from the dead. When the grave of Catherine (Francoise Blanchard) is disturbed by an earthquake and fouled by a chemical spill, the young woman, not long deceased, rises from her tomb with a taste for blood and a desire to return to the home where she grew up. Catherine finds herself drawn to Helene (Marina Pierro), who became her "blood sister" as a child. Similarly, Helene feels compelled to help her old friend, and as they are drawn closer together, Helene finds young women to satisfy Catherine's ever-increasing lust for blood and flesh. La Morte Vivante was released in English-speaking countries as The Living Dead Girl. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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GreenCine Member Reviews

Like spending an evening at the opera... by arotolante August 19, 2003 - 11:30 AM PDT
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
A toxic gas is accidentally released into the burial vaults beneath the Valmont family castle, resurrecting the beautiful, recently-deceased Catherine. The zombie-like LIVING DEAD GIRL thirsts for human blood and feasts on more than a few of the locals before her childhood friend Helene comes to her rescue. Catherine is aware that she was once dead, abhors what she has become, and begs Helene to put her out of her misery. But is Helene ready to say goodbye to Catherine forever?

I must admit, I just started watching the films of Jean Rollin only recently. While I am no expert on his work, I am quickly becoming a fan. Closer in feel to his earlier NIGHT OF THE HUNTED and GRAPES OF DEATH than to BACCHANALES SEXUELLES or his previous vampire films, I found THE LIVIND DEAD GIRL to be the most character-driven, blood-soaked, melancholy, tragic Rollin film I've seen so far. Beautiful!

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(Average 6.15)
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