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Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)
"Deranged" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror, Thriller  |  February 1974 (USA)
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Based on the Ed Gein case, a deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother whom he keeps her corpse, among others, as his companions in his decaying farmhouse

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Robert Warner ...
Harlon Kootz
Marcia Diamond ...
Jenny Kootz
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Brad Kootz
Arlene Gillen ...
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Robert McHeady ...
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Marian Waldman ...
Maureen Selby (as Marion Waldman)
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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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Based on the story of real-life Wisconsin serial killer / cannibal Ed Gein. See more »

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When Ezra is clubbing Mary Ransom, the blood is clearly coming from the club, not her head. See more »

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[explaining his deer-hunting philosophy]
Harlon Kootz: If we didn't shoot em, they'd just starve to death.
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Fun, but NOT for the whole family
18 February 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

If you can stomach the plot of this movie, then I think that it's fair to say that you will like it. The bloodshed is kept to a minimum (considering the subject matter), but the film should still probably be avoided if you are squeamish or easily offended. However, for people like me who can enjoy a warped sense of humour and don't mind a little gore, it's a pleasant way to spend some time.


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