March 26, 2001

The first intelligent film about necrophilia.

I remember when this film came out, there was a trailer for it before The Pink Flamingos re-release. I always wanted to go see it, but it was out of the Ciné before I could get around to seeing it. But thanks to the The Independent Film Channel, I got to see it at 4:00 in the morning…

Kissed is the tender story of a young girl and her craving for corpse cock. I am not joking. She starts out with a dead parakeet….and it all goes downhill from there. Then she meets a boy, who surprisingly, is okay with her hobby, though a bit jealous. Jealous enough to do something really stupid…though I won’t ruin is for you.

Molly Parker is really good as Sandra. She is a bit creepy looking, yet you feel empathy for her and her habits. It’s a shame hasn’t been in anything more mainstream than the TV version of Titanic.

It’s a very short film – only 80 minutes long, but it is 80 minutes that will leave you wondering about the thin line between life and death – and if there is even a line at all.


Year – 1996
Rating – R
Runtime – 78 minutes
Genre – Indie
Director(s) – Lynne Stopkewich
Writer(s) – Barbara Gowdy, Angus Fraser, Lynne Stopkewich
Actor(s) – Molly Parker
BOB Rating – Three BOBs
Favorite Quote – "I've always been fascinated by death. The feel of it, the smell of it, the quietness of it." - Sandra Larson (Molly Parker)