The Living Dead Girl (La Morte vivante) (1982)

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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, Rovi
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NR
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Art House & International , Cult Movies , Horror
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Critic Reviews for The Living Dead Girl (La Morte vivante)

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for The Living Dead Girl (La Morte vivante)

½

Jean Rollin's "La Morte Vivante" or "The Living Dead Girl" is an excellent erotic ultra-gory vampire tale and I like it very much.The film has some wonderful atmosphere and some striking images of eternal painful life.There is graphic gore (not much of it) in some scenes, to satisfy fans of extreme horror. Along with all of the gore there is a large amount of beautiful naked women running around. Rollin's trademark photography is naturally here but this film is much gorier than his other films that I've seen.Francoise Blanchard who plays bloodthirsty Catherine is incredibly stunning. Overall,I enjoyed this film and you should too if you like zombie/vampire cinema.There is also an unofficial sequel to this one called "The Revenge of the Living Dead Girls"(1987).

Cassandra Maples
Cassandra Maples

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A dead girl comes to life, feeds on the living, and seeks out her childhood blood sister. Bad horror with nudity, silly gore and lots of long dull patches. The least inspiring effort I've seen from Jean Rollin, who usually has moments of inspiration in even his worst films.

Greg S
Greg S

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½

A great horror movie. It's faster paced than Rollin's other movies, and a lot more bloody, but it still has enough of his signature atmosphere and beauty. The story is really good too, easy to follow, and very spooky. I loved it. Plus the ending is surprising and brilliant.

Aj V
Aj V

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