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Kemper (2008)

Video  -  Crime | Horror | Thriller  -  25 November 2008 (USA)
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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.

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

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A Human Monster

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violent content and language | See all certifications »
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25 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ed Kemper - Mein Freund, der Killler  »

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Pathetic...and has nothing to do with Kemper killings
29 November 2009 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

This movie was downright wretched. I watched it on Showtime Extreme and found myself cleaning while it was on, it was THAT awful.

What offends me most is this has nothing to do with the killings.

The real story is so much more compelling. A 15 year old kills both grandparents, then gets committed, only to go on a killing spree when he gets out of the psychiatric facility at the age of 21. He was also 6'9".

This film has the era wrong...this was the late 60s and early 70s. It also has all the facts, essentially wrong. Kemper was not an average-size man in his 40s. He was a giant of a man in his early 20s.

A decent film would have recreated the entire case, so there would at least be come thought provoking questions (i.e. how do you let out a psychopath to kill again). Halloween (the remake), is probably closer to the true story than this one was.

This was just a cheesy, badly-done splatter film that slapped the name Kemper on it, for no apparent reason.

"Psycho" really had little to do with the Ed Gein case. But it didn't really pretend to, and it was extremely well made.

"Kemper," on the other hand.....bottom of the barrel.


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