Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Love Me Deadly|
Actors: Lyle Waggoner, Mary Wilcox
Director: Jacques Lacerte
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Lindsay has an unusual fascination with the dead. She often finds herself at funerals for people she doesn't even know. Once the mourners have cleared out, she's drawn to the corpse by an unspeakable sexual curiosity. It a... more »
Cult of necrophiliacs
Bartok Kinski | Prague | 05/19/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A frigid woman who likes funerals and is turned on only by dead bodies enters into a sexless marriage with CAROL BURNETT SHOW bud 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."
Love Me Evil
moongrenadine | high point, NC | 04/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For years, I had hoped that some great DVD company like Anchor Bay or Blue Underground would find it in their hearts to re-distribute this film. I did get my wish & Code Red has done a marvelous job. Although the DVD quality wasn't as good as I had hoped for, quality is small potatoes as far I'm concerned which can be easily forgiven or perhaps even overlooked when we consider how long this film has been out of circulation. Also, the film is released here in it's original uncut format which is worth the nominal investment you will make.
When I think of great horror films in the late '60's or early '70's, LMD always comes to mind. Infact, I'm baffled as to why this one hasn't a stronger following or why more people didn't latch on to this one but perhaps the DVD release will grant curiousity seekers yet another chance to view this fantastic film. Fingers crossed.
Yes, that is Lyle Waggoner & you may very well remember him from The Carol Burnette Show or Wonder Woman. I can't say that I recall ever seeing anything else after this with Lyle but I think he did a terrific job here. Mary Charlotte Wilcox also gives a rather complex performance here as a necrophiliac who could never quite get over the loss of her beloved father.
What makes LMD so disturbing or even a tad bit moody is the almost creepy atmosphere which, at times, is downplayed or brushed to the side with the romantic interludes. The viewer wouldn't want to to become too comfortable in those sweet or joyful moments, however, as the film can still conjure up some horrific images such as a live young man being embablmed. Save a few rather ghoulish or gruesome montages, LMD could've easily been construed as a slightly off-kilter love story with a Hitchcockian twist.
LMD revolves around the life of a confused beautiful young woman (played by Wilcox) who seems to have an infinity with the recently deceased young men in her area. She often find herself attending their funerals even though she's has never known them nor any of their families or friends. In fact, we find her scoping the obituaries in the early portion of the film for young men in their thirties. But wait, the morbidity continues when she finds that the owners of a local funeral home are also necrophiliacs & some of them may even be involved in murder.
The second half of the film deals with the romance between Wilcox & Waggoner. Obviously, she loves the man enough to marry him but finds it extremely difficult to consummate with her spouse. We eventually find out why she loves him & how her father passed away but unfortunately our lead is well past the point of no return. Sadly, this unnatural obsession with the recent deceased could prove to become fatal for all involved.
Great film. Most likely, viewers who are expecting extreme gore or high adult content will be disappointed. Fans of psychological thrillers with a perverse edge may find this more fascinating however. Love can be the most deadly force in the universe & not all forms of love are understandable nor accepted. Having said that, LMD is one of the best film I've purchased on DVD in some time."
Early American taboo
Darrick Dishaw | Madison, WI | 11/12/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"just watched Love Me Deadly last night.
it was... ok. there were a few moments where i had to fight myself not to fast forward. watching that really hot blonde woman screw up her life and the lives of multiple men because of some weird Father/guilt/necrophilia complex was a bit frustrating.
this is barely an exploitation flick. if this had been made by the Italians during the 1970's, then i'd probably be giving this movie 5 stars. as it is, Love Me Deadly comes off as a silly, tepid, Brady Bunch kind of psychological thriller.
a few good parts, but not enough to make it worth an exploitation fan's while. very little nudity, but plenty of sexual frustration. my advice is to pass on this one.