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Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)

Deranged (original title)
A deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother, whose corpse he keeps, among others, as his companion in a decaying farmhouse.

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Complete credited cast:
... Ezra Cobb
... Ma Cobb
... Tom Sims
Robert Warner ... Harlon Kootz
Marcia Diamond ... Jenny Kootz
Brian Smeagle ... Brad Kootz
Arlene Gillen ... Miss Johnson
Robert McHeady ... Sheriff
... Maureen Selby (as Marion Waldman)
Jack Mather ... Drunk
... Mary
... Sally
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A man living in rural Wisconsin takes care of his bed-ridden mother, who is very domineering and teaches him that all women are evil. After she dies he misses her, so a year later he digs her up and takes her home. He learns about taxidermy and begins robbing graves to get materials to patch her up, and inevitably begins looking for fresher sources of materials. Based closely on the true story of Ed Gein. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Pretty Sally Mae died a very unnatural death! ... But the worst hasn't happened to her yet! DERANGED ... confessions of a necrophile

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Cosette Lee, who played Roberts Blossom elderly mother in the film, was in actuality only 14 years older than Blossom. See more »

Goofs

When Ezra is feeding Ma Cobb, she begins spewing blood from her mouth and nose. She turns her head slightly, and you can see the tube where the blood is coming out of. See more »

Quotes

[after exhuming his dead mother]
Ezra Cobb: I apologize for calling you a hog, mama.
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Featured in Deranged : The Wages of Sin (2013) See more »

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One of the greatest movies depicting Ed Gein
13 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Ok, we've seen "Texas Chainsaw Massacure", "Motel Hell" and that other newer film I forgot the name but all are not as good as this one. This movie tells the true story of cannible Ed Gein known in this movie as Ezra Cobb. Ez is a sympathetic character in this movie and I really do feel sorry for him as he takes care of his ailing mother and then she passes away. Ez kidnaps her corpse and sends her home and treats her as if she were alive again. During his state of dementia he finds himself being facinated with embolming bodies, cannibalism and things that are down right gross. This one is one that must be seen for those into real life crimes of the deranged.


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