A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.

Director:

Writer:

(as J. Perez)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Hunt for the BTK Killer (TV Movie 2005)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas home in on the serial killer known as BTK.

Director: Stephen Kay
Stars: Robert Forster, Michael Michele, Maury Chaykin
Infliction II (2014)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 2011, two brothers documented their murder spree in North Carolina. This is the actual assembled footage.

Director: Jack Thomas Smith
Stars: Jason Mac, Elliott Armstrong, Ana Shaw
Ed Gein (2000)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.

Director: Chuck Parello
Stars: Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgress, Carol Mansell
Silent Scream (2005)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Set in the deep freeze of a northern Michigan winter, when a group of college students volunteer to assist their psychology professor with his research, their weekend retreat turns into a nightmare.

Directors: Matt Cantu, Lance Kawas
Stars: Melissa Schuman, Scott Vickaryous, Shanti Lowry
Blood Widow (2014)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Laurie and Hugh are a successful young couple who have just closed on a weekend home away from the city. Unbeknownst to them, the neighboring property contains the crumbling remains of a ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremiah Buckhalt
Stars: Danielle Lilley, Brandon Kyle Peters, Christopher de Padua
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

The Indian descendent Sean comes to a forest with his friends Josh and Flipp trying to find the track to a mysterious cursed tree and a secret burial ground. His grandfather wrote a journal... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Borrelli
Stars: Sevy Di Cione, Adam Green, Mark Hengst
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: David Faustino, Andrew Divoff, Kostas Sommer
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A film based on the notorious mass killer Richard Speck, who systematically tortured, raped and murdered a group of student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966.

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Corin Nemec, Amy Lyndon, Coley Feifer
Green River Killer (Video 2005)
Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  

Along twenty years, the deranged serial-killer Gary Ridgway has killed at least forty-eight prostitutes and dumped their bodies in Green River.

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: George Kiseleff, Jacquelyn Aurora, Georgie Donovan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Harris
...
Ed
Sean Thomas ...
Ross
Jordan Blanchard ...
Young Ed
...
McCormack (as Andy Horne)
Zarah Mahler ...
Peggy
...
Alice
...
Carol (as Robin Demarco)
Ken Weiss ...
Mayor Turner
Patricia Place ...
Ma Kemper
...
Annie
Adrienne Andersen ...
Waitress
Paul Speckman ...
Officer Phil
...
Young Hitch Hiker
...
Josie Murrow (as Nancy A. Harding)
Edit

Storyline

A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Human Monster

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ed Kemper - Mein Freund, der Killler  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

A character mentions having a good "gaydar", a word which was not coined until several decades after the 1970s, where the film is set. See more »

Connections

Features Are You Scared? (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A rare treat for bad movie fans
24 November 2015 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I grew up in Santa Cruz when Kemper was doing his terrible work, and so I have some familiarity with the gory details of this story. I mean, I never researched it but one picks things up from local news and talk around town. And without giving anything away, you can be sure that NOTHING in this movie is based on anything that happened in real life. In fact, I'm almost certain that they took an existing serial killer screen play and did a search and replace, swapping out "Mike Killington" with "Ed Kemper."

The locations don't look like Santa Cruz. The characters don't talk like humans. The cars are incorrect cars. The cel phones are... wait THERE WERE NO CEL PHONES IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES. Seriously, if there was any detail that could have been authentic, they found a way to make the exact opposite choice. It's kind of a marvel to see a movie with literally no correct decisions behind it. How does a thing like that happen?

Even if you never heard of Kemper you can appreciate this as a bad movie on its own terms. The acting is wooden and one-dimensional, the music is mostly synths, everyone is too pretty, the plot twists are like straight road through the midwest on a high-visibility day.

I guess what I'm saying is, if you have the attention span for stuff like this, it's the best time you'll ever have.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Kemper (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?