necrophilia

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necrophilia

sexual attraction for or sexual intercourse with dead bodies

necrophilia

[‚nek·rə′fil·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Longing for death.
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What starts as a medieval tale in the style of Boccaccio soon turns into a narrative about necrophilic desire with a rather disturbing ending.
This is a scene of frustrated seduction, incorporating the threat of death, or worse, the fear of necrophilic urges.
They initially share a dark necrophilic fascination with their suspect, who enjoys revealing the truth to his unsuspecting victims in the same manner as Wong does in The Untold Story concerning the ingredients of his pork buns.
The film holds an "undeniably necrophilic fascination" due to the death of its main star soon after it was made (328), and Eric's performance, by being nothing like Eric, shows Vivaldo more of Eric than Eric himself (330).
7) The "black effects" refer to the theatrical counterparts of the roman noir -- the necrophilic cavern and corpse shows like Camille ou le souterrain(8) performed 134 times between 1791 and 1799, anticipating the melodrama of Pixerecourt Such melodrama could be seen as a parody of the drama as indeed the farce was a parody of comedy.
The latter concern was as much a matter of necrophilic fascination on the part of some of its custodians as it was a determination, driven by conservative Catholic commitments, to respect the dead (which apparently is why the body was never simply cremated).