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Criminally Insane (1975)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  1975 (USA)
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An obese woman recently released from an insane asylum kills anyone who attempts to get her to stop eating.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Priscilla Alden ...
Michael Flood ...
John
Jane Lambert ...
Mrs. Janowski
Robert Copple
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Detective (as C.L. Lefleur)
Ginna Martine ...
Mrs. Kendley (as Gina Martine)
Cliff McDonald ...
Dr. Gerard
Charles Egan ...
Drunk Man
Sonny La Rocca
Sandra Shotwell ...
Nurse
Lisa Farros ...
Rosalie
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After her doctors declare her ready to return to society, Ethel leaves the psychiatric hospital and goes to live with her grandmother. She soon develops a few odd habits, in particular a insatiable compulsion to eat massive amounts of food. When grandma locks away the food supply out of fear for her granddaughter's health, Ethel kills her for the keys to the pantry. Left to her own devices, she now indulges her hunger non-stop, murdering anyone who dares to stand in her way. Will anyone be able to put a stop to her? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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food | key | obese woman | kitchen | dead woman | See more »

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She's 250 Pounds of Maniacal Fury!

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Horror | Thriller

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$30,000 (estimated)
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Filming took five weeks in the Spring of 1973. See more »

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Ethel Janowski: My heart is just fine as long as my stomach is not empty.
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Death Nurse 2 (2010) See more »

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Don't mess with Crazy Fat Ethel.
27 July 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Fat Ethel Janowski enjoys eating a lot.After staying in an asylum and having electro shocks therapy Ethel is released to live with her grandmother.Ethel wants to eat and her grandma tries to stop Ethel's eating habits.Ethel murders her grandmother with a kitchen knife and she can eat peacefully as much as she wants.In the meantime more murders take place.Technically crude,raw and suitably unsettling cult psycho-slasher about murderous obese woman.The gore effects are lame,the blood looks like a red paint,but the central performance of Priscilla Alden is great.I haven't seen the sequel of "Criminally Insane" or "Death Nurse" movies,but someday I will.8 out of 10.Don't mess with Crazy Fat Ethel.She will butcher you with meat cleaver and eat your tasty flesh.


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