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Evil Ed (1995)

 -  Horror | Comedy  -  2 May 1997 (Sweden)
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A mild-mannered film editor is assigned to cut a series of infamous slasher films and is driven murderously insane by the miles of extremely violent footage he edits.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johan Rudebeck ...
Edward "Eddie" Tor Swenson
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Nick
Olof Rhodin ...
Sam Campbell
Camela Leierth ...
Mel
Gert Fylking ...
SWAT team lieutenant
Cecilia Ljung ...
Barbara
Michael Kallaanvaara ...
Tom McClane
Hans Wilhelmsson ...
Weld / Patient / Lunatic
Anders Ek ...
Janitor
Memory Garp ...
Office clerk
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Man in movie 'Tillbaka till Årjäng'
Odile Nunes ...
Woman in movie 'Tillbaka till Årjäng'
Ulf Landergren ...
Head of culture film department
Jenny Forslund ...
Editor, culture film department
Therese Malmer ...
Girl at Splatter & Gore Department / Sexy Patient
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Eddie Tor Swenson is a mild-mannered film editor with a wife, child, and a comfortable job editing art and drama films for a major studio. Following the suicide of their editor, heartless studio exec Sam Campbell transfers Ed to his department, the Splatter & Gore Department, to finish what the original editor was doing: editing the highly profitable but extremely violent Loose Limbs series of slashers. Sam allows Ed the use of his secluded country cottage so Ed can go about his work undisturbed, or so he thinks. The seclusion and the constant exposure to the violent nature and content of the films he's editing start to drive Ed insane. What begins as hallucinations leads to Ed's darker, murderous side emerging, and it puts the lives of everyone around him in danger: whether it be the film-buff studio warehouse man, or even Ed's family... Written by Kyle Palkowski

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Det är egentligen inget fel på Edward, till den dag han går lös med censursaxen... See more »

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Rated R for sadistic violence and gore, language and some sexuality in a horror comedy | See all certifications »

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2 May 1997 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The main character Edward says of the film he is cutting, 'Loose limbs': "In the movie, there's a girl who gets raped by a beaver and then shot in the head with a bazooka." Rumour has it that this scene was cut and destroyed from "Evil Ed". See more »

Goofs

The movie takes its place in USA. But you can see the text "Sjuktransport" at the back of the ambulance when Ed is taken to the hospital. See more »

Quotes

Sam Campbell: And remember like we say here at the Splatter & Gore department..."You keep them heads rolling", hear...
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The characters and events in this motion picture are fictional, any similarity to actual persons living, dead, undead, living dead, re-animated or ressurrected is purely coincidel. See more »

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Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Evil Ed (2010) See more »

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You don't have to be insane to enjoy Evil Ed...but it helps
11 September 2003 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Calling this film a decent or enjoyable horror tribute is far too optimistic. Heck, you can't even refer to it as a nice spoof of the genre because it's way below average ( it's funny, but not "haha-funny, you know). But still I'd say to give it a look. If only for the huge amount of trivia elements in it. By the way, all those people who're complaining about this movie here in their comments have only themselves to blame. When you see the DVD-cover of this film, you should already know that it's not going to be on the same level as "The Piano" for example, so don't come complaining afterwards...

Evil Ed could've been something but the totally screwed it up. I suppose the main idea behind this film is criticism towards the growing 'cutting-committee' in horror nowadays. It shows an editor named Edward who's slowly (well,not too slowly) going nuts by seeing all the violence and gore in the movies produced by his company produced. The big boss is named Sam Campbell...Funny, isn't it ? Personally I also expected a character named Bruce Raimi, but to my surprise there wasn't. Anyway, this guy became rich by making movies called "Loose Limbs". They feature ( and I'm not kidding you! ) scenes in which a girl is getting raped by a BEAVER (?) and then gets shot in the head by a bazooka !!! Now, who says horror isn't original anymore ?

With all the gore and the 'loose limbs', it's hard to believe it but it really gets boring very quick. After a decent first 25 minutes, Evil Ed turns into complete boredom and never recovers from that. The only think left to do then ( besides pushing the eject-button, of course ) is look for the obvious amount of references to other, much better horror films. I saw scenes obviously stolen from The Evil Dead, Silence of the Lambs, Braindead and several others.And there's a huge amount of classic horror posters on the walls to admire as well.

Evil Ed finds it origin in Sweden. I'm convinced there's a lot up talent there, far North ( take the Danish "Nattevagten" as an example )...but none of them talents joined the cast or crew of Evil Ed. Only to see if you're in a dumb mood and you don't want to use your brain at all.


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