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Criminally Insane (1975)

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

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Michael Flood ...
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 ...
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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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She's 250 Pounds of Maniacal Fury!

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Horror | Thriller

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Crazy Fat Ethel  »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Rosalie is played by Micheal Flood, an actress with a man's name, which is a common misconception. See more »

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The blood used in the movie is obviously red paint, because of the film's low budget. An example is when Ethel is shown washing all the blood off her meat cleaver; it takes a while for the "thick paint" to evaporate from the knife, when authentic blood could easily wash off of it. See more »

Quotes

John: Come on Rosalie, you know that I love you.
Rosalie: If you love me so much, how come you beat the hell out of me?
John: Rosalie, I'm gonna tell you the truth for once, okay? You need a good beating every once in a while. All women do. And you especially. Okay?
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Remade as Crazy Fat Ethel (2016) See more »

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Best of the Bad!!
27 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

I first saw "Criminally Insane" when I was about six years old and I knew immediately I wanted it. I bought it from the video store for $30.00 when my grandfather finally convinced me I wasn't gonna find it anywhere else for sale (and now I realize I'll probably never find it for rent again either). My father soon talked me into trading it in for "Aladdin". I thought I would never see it again. Then I found it at Movies Unlimited and I own it once again. It is one of the best "bad" movies ever made. No matter what anyone says, it's entertaining. Even my mom couldn't deny that she enjoyed it! Definitely a classic.


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