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-> ''"Ground-breakingly gruesome. The first erotic film for necrophiles."''
-->-- '''Creator/JohnWaters'''

-> ''"What lives that does not live from the death of someone else?"''
-->-- Opening Quote by '''V.L. Compton'''

'''''Nekromantik''''' is a German horror film released in 1987.

Meet Robert Schmadtke, or just Rob, an outwardly normal (but meek) German man who lives with his girlfriend Betty, and works for Joe's Streetcleaning Agency. What does Joe's Streetcleaning Service specialize in? Body parts. And that's just perfect for Rob, since he and Betty are necrophiliacs. Every once in a while, Rob just pilfers some random pieces of the mangled bodies at his worksites, taking them home and preserving them in jars for him and Betty to play with, his latest score being from a grisly car crash.

One day, Rob hits the mother lode, stealing a rotted, waterlogged corpse he and his co-workers were charged with moving. Taking the corpse home, Rob and Betty waste no time in having a ménage a trois with it. Unfortunately for Rob, his happiness does not last long, as he is fired from his job due frequent tardiness, prompting Betty to verbally emasculate him, and run off with the corpse. Now alone, Rob is left to spiral into a deep and disturbing depression...

A sequel, simply titled ''Nekromantik 2'', was released in 1991.

No relation to {{Necromantic}}.

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!! This film provides examples of the following tropes:

* AccidentalMurder: A man accidentally shoots his apple picking neighbor in the neck.
* AllTakeAndNoGive: Betty (taker) and Rob (giver).
* BathroomStallGraffiti: It's all over the place.
* BathKick: Work it, Betty!
* BathtubScene: In blood!
* BlackComedy: Viewed as such by some.
* BloodBath: Betty's has one in blood from an unidentified source, while Rob takes his in cat blood and guts.
* BloodFromTheMouth: While Rob is killing himself.
* BurialAtSea: After accidentally killing your neighbor, the best thing to do is just stuff the body in a wheelbarrow, and dump it in some water.
* BurnBabyBurn: Rob does this to a picture of Betty.
* CarryABigStick: The rabbit gets smacked with a stick.
* ChickLit: Betty reads some to the corpse.
* CleanupCrew: Joe's Streetcleaning Agency.
* ContentWarnings: "Warning: Some of this film may be seen as grossly offensive and should not be shown to minors!!!"
* CoolShades: Betty, during her BloodBath.
* CountryMatters: "Don't laugh at me, you cunt!"
* CreatorCameo: Director and writer Jorg Buttgereit plays one of the Joe's Streetcleaning Agency workers.
* CreepyCemetery: Rob kills and rapes a prostitute in it, then murders its groundskeeper.
* CreepySouvenir: Hearts, eyeballs, a fetus...
* CuteKitten: After being fired, Rob gets one to try and appease Betty. After realizing she's left, he stuffs it in a bag, and beats it to death.
* DaylightHorror: Everything except the car crash and the murder of the prostitute takes place in broad daylight.
* TheDeadHaveEyes: All the better to be sucked out.
* DeathByMocking: The prostitute.
* DecapitationPresentation: It even came gift wrapped.
* DisposableSexWorker: Rob kills, then rapes, a prostitute.
* DramaticDrop: When the cemetery guard finds Rob and the dead prostitute.
* DrivenToSuicide: Rob's first attempt, with alcohol and pills, is unsuccessful. Later, he just knifes himself.
* DrowningMySorrows: Rob.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Betty.
* ExtremeDoormat: Rob.
* EyeScream: The driver losing an eye, the rabbit having both of its gouged out, and Rob sucking the corpse's eye out and spitting it back into the socket.
* FadeToBlack
* FilmWithinAFilm: It seems to be a SlasherMovie.
** AbandonedArea: A ruined house.
** AnAxeToGrind: The killer's weapon, which leads-
** AxeBeforeEntering:-this!
** BreastAttack: The main character has her breasts slashed with a switchblade.
** ChaseScene: It wouldn't be a horror film without one.
** KnifeNut: The killer discards his axe for something he can use to get more up close and personal.
** LooksLikeOrlok: The villain.
** MenacingStroll: Because that's as fast as he needs to go.
** PeekABooCorpse: A body in a bathtub.
** StockingFiller: The main character.
** TrapDoor: The villain captures the main character using one.
** UnwillingSuspension: The main character.
** WomanInWhite: The main character.
* FlashBack: Rob performing an autopsy, and the rabbit slaughter, which is later shown in reverse.
* GagPenis: Rob unleashes a superhuman-level of ejaculate while committing suicide.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Rob.
* {{Gorn}}: Especially the partial decapitation, and what happens to that poor bunny.
* GraveRobbing: The ending.
* GrossUpCloseUp: It gets very close into the very gross.
* GuttedLikeAFish: The rabbit, and the cat.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The passenger in the car crash.
* HandbagOfHurt: The prostitute, as Rob is strangling her.
* HemoErotic: Betty likes the red stuff.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: Trying to shoot birds while drunk is ill advised.
* ILoveTheDead: Duh.
* ImAHumanitarian: The source of the steak Rob and Betty have for breakfast is never identified.
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: The apple picker getting shot in the neck.
* JerkAss: Bruno.
* KarmaHoudini: The accidental murderer.
* KickTheDog: Rob smashing the cat to death, and bathing in its spilled innards. At least his previous sexual proclivities weren't ''directly'' hurting anyone.
* KillEmAll: About half of the cast, which is admittedly small, is dead by the end.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: So many long, ''long'' scenes.
* LeFilmArtistique: Of the "True Art is Offensive" kind.
* TheLoinsSleepTonight: After hiring a prostitute and taking her to a cemetery, Rob is unable to get it up.
* LonelyPianoPiece: Most of the music consists of this.
* ALoveToDismember: Pieces are just as good as a whole.
* MaleFrontalNudity: Rob bares all, primarily in his bathing scene.
* MeadowRun: Rob dreams about participating in a very odd one involving, among others things, flailing intestines and a head used a ball.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The threesome is shot like something out of a classy vintage porno, coming complete with beautiful music, slow motion, and artsy angles.
* MushroomSamba: The combination of alcohol and pills causes Rob to have a vision where he wakes up in a bodybag with half his face gone. A girl in white approaches him with a severed head in a box, which they play catch with before it transforms into entrails, which Rob dances through the meadow with.
* NamelessNarrative: You can count the number of named characters on one hand.
* NightmareFetishist: Betty and Rob, who have quite the grisly collection.
* NippleAndDimed: On the cover.
* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: The rabbit killing was real. Doesn't look like the cat death was.
* NumberedSequels: ''Nekromantik 2!''
* OffWithHisHead: The cemetery guard's death.
* OminousFog: The night scenes are full of it.
* OneWordTitle: But it consists of two words crammed together.
* OutWithABang: While stabbing himself, Rob starts jizzing all over the place.
* OverCrank: During the threesome, and while Betty is playing with the corpse alone.
* PortmanTitle: Try and guess what two words make it up.
* PunkInTheTrunk: The corpse.
* RagingStiffie: Rob, while killing himself.
* ReCut: As to be expected with this type of film.
* RedShirt: The death of the cemetery guard was rather superfluous.
* SceneryGorn: The car wreck.
* ScreamDiscretionShot: The car crash.
* SequelHook: The film ends with a woman digging up Rob's body.
* SeveredHeadSports: Rob and his dream girl play catch with a decapitated head.
* ShirtlessScene: Rob.
* ShovelStrike: Rob beheads the cemetery guard with his own shovel.
* ShowerOfAngst: Rob bathes (in blood, admittedly) after Betty's departure.
* SilenceIsGolden: There are long stretches with no dialogue.
* SlashedThroat: The rabbit.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Such a beautiful soundtrack for such an ugly little film.
* TakingTheKids: Betty absconds with the corpse.
* TheresNoBInMovie: Rob goes to a skid row theatre to watch a SlasherMovie.
* ThousandYardStare: Rob.
* ThreewaySex: With a corpse.
* TwoFaced: Rob, in his hallucination.
* UrineTrouble: The film begins with a woman peeing on a dead bird.
* VillainProtagonist: Rob, eventually.
* VillainousBreakdown: Rob tries to kill himself, fails, murders two people, then successfully kills himself.
* WallBangHer: Rob attempts to do this against a tombstone.
* WomanInWhite: The girl in Rob's hallucination.

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