MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,349 this week

Kemper (2008)

Video  -  Crime | Horror | Thriller  -  25 November 2008 (USA)
3.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.4/10 from 328 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 8 critic

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:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb + 1 more

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

K's
a list of 48 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
a list of 949 titles
created 10 Nov 2011
 
a list of 3564 titles
created 13 Sep 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 24 Sep 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Kemper" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kemper (Video 2008)

Kemper (Video 2008) on IMDb 3.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kemper.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Based on the life of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered more than a dozen people, and ate many of them, before he was caught in 1991.

Director: David R. Bowen
Stars: Carl Crew, Cassidy Phillips, Donna Stewart Bowen
Evilenko (2004)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1984, in Kiev, the communist teacher Andrej Romanovic Evilenko is dismissed from his position after a pedophilic act against a student. On 15 May 1984, the pedophile Evilenko begins to ... See full summary »

Director: David Grieco
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Marton Csokas, Ronald Pickup
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Tormented by the serial killer who took her mother's life, journalist LAURA NELSON investigates the only clue he ever leaves behind at his crime scenes: his diary pages.

Director: Andy Hurst
Stars: Chloe Snyder, Mark Hengst, Andreas Beckett
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture.

Director: Rich Ambler
Stars: Bo Svenson, Scott Cordes, Cathy Barnett
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In the end of the 70's, the dysfunctional Kenneth Bianchi lives with his mother and is obsessed with joining the police force. When his application is refused, his mother sends him to Los ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Parello
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Nicholas Turturro, Allison Lange
One Way Trip (2011)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Eight young people drive to the Swiss Jura region, food and tents in the trunk. It's autumn and high season for a magic mushroom that grows there - the reason for their trip. After a few ... See full summary »

Director: Markus Welter
Stars: Sabrina Reiter, Melanie Winiger, Herbert Leiser
Speck (2002)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Gruesome true story of murderer Richard Speck who killed eight nursing students in one night in Chicago during the late sixties. The story also follows him to his prison fate and uncovers more of his strange behavoir before his death.

Director: Keith Walley
Stars: Doug Cole, Beverly Sotelo, Stacy Cunningham
Gacy (Video 2003)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Model citizen, devoted father, loving husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy - a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his family house. Based on a true story.

Director: Clive Saunders
Stars: Mark Holton, Adam Baldwin, Tom Waldman
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Based on the true story of one of history's most demented serial killers.

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Corin Nemec, Kane Hodder, Jen Nikolaisen
B.T.K. (Video 2008)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Inspired by the real-life serial killer, B.T.K is the gruesome story of Dennis L. Rader, a murderer who systematically tortured and killed his victims for over two decades while evading the... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Kane Hodder, Amy Lyndon, Odessa Rae
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
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

The true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., John Diehl, Kostas Sommer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Harris
Robert Sisko ...
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

 
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.


14 of 14 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:
?