The Living Dead Girl (La Morte Vivante) (1982)
Director: Jean Rollins
Main Stars: Marina Pierro, Francoise Blanchard
Storyline: A spill of toxic substance revives a beautiful dead blonde heiress; with the help of her childhood friend she kills for her thirst to live on….undead.
Review: Bring on the bright red blood with this one. We have Catherine (Francoise Blanchard) a silent undead heiress who wants to be human again and the only way is to kill. This film is very gothic and is very enjoyable. We have a closer then close friendship between the characters Catherine and Helene (Marina Pierro) almost too close, there is some erotic feel to the movie which helps the bloodfest flow more.
Catherine roams through the villa killing for her need to be the young beautiful woman she was. Helene is killing for Catherine so that her long lost friend (or maybe lover) can be with her forever. We have lots of throat ripping (thanks to Catherine’s bear like claws), we clawing and we have lots of red blood. This is the true meaning of friendship rolled into a fine artistic horror film and the ending of Helene is beyond friendship.
Rating: I really like this film, it’s really not a zombie film but it’s not a vampire one either. This movie just sits on its own as something undead. The scenery is great and the acting is not too bad for being over dubbed. I do find myself going back to this movie as I find it quite enjoyable. Drink up to the friendship that never dies!