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February 1974 (USA) See more »
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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
Plot:
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 Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Forgotten horror classic. See more (71 total) »

Cast

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Roberts Blossom ... Ezra Cobb
Cosette Lee ... Ma Cobb
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 ... Sally
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Directed by
Jeff Gillen 
Alan Ormsby 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Ormsby 

Produced by
Peter James .... executive producer
Tom Karr .... producer
Bob Clark .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Carl Zittrer 
 
Cinematography by
Jack McGowan 
 
Art Direction by
Albert Fisher 
 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Leroy 
 
Makeup Department
Jerome Bergson .... makeup artist
Alan Ormsby .... makeup artist
Tom Savini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Dennie Judson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin L. Gillen .... second assistant director (as Martin Gillen)
Ken Goch .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
James B. Clark .... property master
 
Sound Department
Gary Goch .... sound
Austin Grimaldi .... sound mixer
Joe Grimaldi .... sound mixer (as Joseph Grimaldi)
Abe Menka .... boom operator
Brigitte Sarthou .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John McGowan .... assistant camera
Michael McGowan .... camera operator (as Mike McGowan)
Don Piel .... camera operator (as Donald Piel)
Waldron Van Houten .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Robert G. Gilder .... production attorney
David Keshen .... production assistant
Neil Macdonald .... production assistant
Sandra Marley .... script supervisor (as Sandra L. Ulosevich)
Eli Mina .... production assistant
Donna Preece .... production assistant
 

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Also Known As:
"Deranged" - Canada (original title)
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Runtime:
82 min | UK:84 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ (2012) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | Germany:16 | New Zealand:R18 (re rating) (1988) | New Zealand:(Banned) (1974) | Singapore:PG (cut) | UK:18 | USA:R

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Based on the story of real-life Wisconsin serial killer / cannibal Ed Gein.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Ezra is feeding Ma Cobb, she begins spewing blood from her mouth and nose. She turns her head slightly, and you can see the tube where the blood is coming out of.See more »
Quotes:
[after exhuming his dead mother]
Ezra Cobb:I apologize for calling you a hog, mama.
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Forgotten horror classic., 25 July 2001
Author: INFOFREAKO from Perth, Australia

FINALLY got to see 'Deranged' recently after wanting to for years, and what a surprise it is. Low budget yes, but takes its subject matter much more seriously than you would expect. There are some touches of black comedy in places, but overall this is no "funny" gorefest ala the 'Evil Dead' flicks. Roberts Blossom puts in an excellent performance as Ezra Cobb, the Ed Gein inspired protagonist. You may not totally understand why he ends up doing what he does, but Blossom successfully conveys Cobb's loneliness and isolation, which explodes into full blown delusional behaviour.

The only negative comment I have about 'Deranged' is the clumsy and unnecessary intrusions of the narrator into the plot. Without that we'd be looking at a complete classic. Even so, 'Deranged' is much more than a "video nasty" and deserves a much larger audience.

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