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Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile ()

Deranged (original title)
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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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Ezra Cobb
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Ma Cobb
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Tom Sims
Robert Warner ...
Harlon Kootz
Marcia Diamond ...
Jenny Kootz
Brian Smeagle ...
Brad Kootz
Arlene Gillen ...
Miss Johnson
Robert McHeady ...
Sheriff
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Maureen Selby (as Marion Waldman)
Jack Mather ...
Drunk
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Mary
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Sally

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Jeff Gillen
Alan Ormsby

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Alan Ormsby ... (original screenplay)

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Tom Karr ... producer
Bob Clark ... producer (uncredited)

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Carl Zittrer

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Jack McGowan ... director of photography

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Albert Fisher

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Elizabeth Leroy

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Jerome Bergson ... makeup artist
Alan Ormsby ... makeup artist
Tom Savini ... makeup artist

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Dennie Judson ... production manager

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Martin L. Gillen ... second assistant director (as Martin Gillen)
Ken Goch ... first assistant director

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James B. Clark ... property master

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Gary Goch ... sound
Austin Grimaldi ... sound mixer
Joe Grimaldi ... sound mixer (as Joseph Grimaldi)
Abe Menka ... boom operator
Brigitte Sarthou ... sound editor

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John McGowan ... assistant camera
Michael McGowan ... camera operator (as Mike McGowan)
Don Piel ... camera operator (as Donald Piel)
Waldron Van Houten ... gaffer

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Robert G. Gilder ... production attorney
David Keshen ... production assistant
Neil Macdonald ... production assistant
Sandra Marley ... script supervisor (as Sandra L. Ulosevich)
Eli Mina ... production assistant
Donna Preece ... production assistant
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Pretty Sally Mae died a very unnatural death! ... But the worst hasn't happened to her yet! DERANGED ... confessions of a necrophile See more »
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Also Known As
  • Necromania (Canada, English title)
  • Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (United States)
  • Besessen (Germany)
  • Trastornado: Deranged (Spain)
  • Ondska bortom alla gränser (Sweden)
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  • 84 min
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Budget $200,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Based on the story of real-life Wisconsin serial killer / cannibal Ed Gein. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987). See more »
Quotes Ma Cobb: Remember what I've always told you: The wages of sin is gonorrhea, syphilis, and death.
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