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Criminally Insane 2 (1987)

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A mental hospital, faced with a severe decrease in funding, is forced to release mass-murderer Ethel Janowski into a halfway house. Ethel is psychotic, delusional and has a hefty appetite. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Ethel Janowski
Michael Flood
Jane Lambert ... Mrs. Janowski (archive footage)
Robert Copple ... (archive footage)
... Detective (archive footage) (as C.L. Lefleur)
Ginna Martine
Cliff McDonald
Charles Egan
Sonny La Rocca
Sandra Shotwell
Lisa Farros ... Rosalie (archive footage)
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A mental hospital, faced with a severe decrease in funding, is forced to release mass-murderer Ethel Janowski into a halfway house. Ethel is psychotic, delusional and has a hefty appetite. In fact, her killing spree began 13 years before with the murder of her grandmother, who had forced her to go on a diet. Now that she's tasted the home-cooked fare at the halfway house, she'll do absolutely anything to get more. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Fatty, fatty 4X4, can't get in the kitchen door!

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Also known as "Crazy Fat Ethel II" and featured in an episode of 'Best of the Worst' See more »

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When Mrs. Bartholomew talks on the phone, the phone wire is not connected to the phone socket. See more »

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Ethel Janowski: You give me those pretzels granny!
Hope Bartholomew: I will not.
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A definite appetite killer
18 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

During the cheap filmed in video beginning of Crazy Fat Ethel II, I wondered if it was the same film that was on the cover. Unfortunately, it was. The story itself is mindlessly simple. Ethel, a homicidal maniac with an eating disorder, is released into a halfway house because of hospital overcrowding. She is by far the most sane resident watching while one man puts dead flies into another's soup. Ethel is then teased by one of the halfway house employees with a chocolate bar after he hits on the cost cutting measure of feeding the residents dog food. Ethel retaliates by strangling him with a wire noose on the stairs and then....well, you get the idea. If this all sounds like fun, it isn't. This film was poorly made with cheap effects and even worse acting. The characters are so wooden when delivering their lines that they should be standing out in front of a cigar store. To make matters worse, half of the film consists of flashbacks to the first Ethel movie, Criminally Insane, which is little better. A VERY poor effort.


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