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The Living Dead Girl 18 rating

When toxic waste spill disturbs her grave, a deceased girl comes alive to walk the earth again in Jean Rollin's macabre tale of zombie carnage.

Horror 1983 90 mins

Director: Jean Rollin

Overview

When both an earthquake and a toxic waste spill disturb her grave, a deceased girl comes alive to walk the earth again in French filmmaker Jean Rollin's macabre tale of zombie carnage. After rising from her tomb, Catherine (Francoise Blanchard) hungers for flesh and blood and sets out to find childhood friend and blood sister Helene (Marina Pierro). Helene decides to help satisfy Catherine's bloodlust by luring people into their lair.

Best known as a vampire specialist, director Jean Rollin proves to be equally at home within the genre conventions of a zombie story, revelling in the requisite bloody mayhem to produce one of his goriest – and enjoyable – films. Rumour has it that another version for Anglophone audiences was filmed concurrently by a different director, but to date this English-language variant has never surfaced.