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Old 10-05-2012, 01:31 AM

#4) The Living Dead Girl (aka La morte vivante) (1982) (Oct 4)

"They should've known I'd always love you, even if you are different."

My only previous experience with director Jean Rollin was the abysmal Zombie Lake so I didn't know what to expect going into The Living Dead Girl. Luckily for me, the Living Dead Girl was much, much better.

While released in 1982, the Living Dead Girl still has that late 70s European films feel, similar to the low budget Italian zombie films of the time. It has that slow-burn, atmospheric pacing, intermittently spiced up with scenes of graphic violence that was common with those films.

Where it differs from those films though, is it's not your typical corpses rising from the grave film. It's more of a melodramatic tragedy (with heavy lesbian overtones) involving a re-animated woman and her bond with her childhood friend.

Overall, an enjoyable flick for those that don't mind the slow-burn feel. Once you get past the stupidity that a two-year old corpse hasn't decomposed at all and a few very poor gore effects at the start, that is.

Final Viewed List

#1) The Cabin in the Woods (2012) (Oct 1)
#2) Piranha (1978) (Oct 2)
#3) Piranha DD (2012) (Oct 3)
#4) The Living Dead Girl (aka La morte vivante) (1982) (Oct 4)
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