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Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)

Deranged (original title)
Based on the Ed Gein case, a deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother, whose corpse he keeps (among others) as his companion in a decaying farmhouse.

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Cosette Lee ...
Leslie Carlson ...
Tom Sims
Robert Warner ...
Harlon Kootz
Marcia Diamond ...
Jenny Kootz
Brian Smeagle ...
Brad Kootz
Arlene Gillen ...
Miss Johnson
Robert McHeady ...
Sheriff
Marian Waldman ...
Maureen Selby (as Marion Waldman)
Jack Mather ...
Drunk
Micki Moore ...
Mary
Pat Orr ...
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A man living in rural Wisconsin takes care of his bed-ridden mother, who is very domineering and teaches him that all women are evil. After she dies he misses her, so a year later he digs her up and takes her home. He learns about taxidermy and begins robbing graves to get materials to patch her up, and inevitably begins looking for fresher sources of materials. Based closely on the true story of Ed Gein. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Pretty Sally Mae died a very unnatural death! ... But the worst hasn't happened to her yet! DERANGED ... confessions of a necrophile

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Based on the story of real-life Wisconsin serial killer / cannibal Ed Gein. See more »

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As dead Sally is seen hanging nude, her rib cage is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

[after exhuming his dead mother]
Ezra Cobb: I apologize for calling you a hog, mama.
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Typical 70's Horror!!
30 December 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Cossett Lee steals the film as a hateful and domineering mother that practically castrates her only son! Telling him all women are sluts and whores and that they all have an STD! This was pre Aids! Great make up make this film a must see for Horror fans! The filming reminds me alot of "Last Huse On The Left". Catch it on DVD with a double feature of "Motel Hell".


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