A slapstick comedy of corpse abuse, OVER HER DEAD BODY was overshadowed by the the superficially similar dead-guy farce WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, made around the same time. But this is far darker fare, opening with a baby-in-the-oven joke and heading south from there.
The film opens in a dreary little New Mexican town circa 1959, where hateful toddler Enid tries to roast her infant sister June alive. It then flashes ahead thirty years to the present. Enid (Maureen Mueller) is now a white-trash bitch with tacky Vegas clothing, a beehive hairdo and kookie
sunglasses. To the strains of Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" Enid arrives unexpectedly at her puke-pink desert...