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Evil Ed (1995)

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A mild-mannered film editor is assigned to cut a series of infamous slasher films and is driven murderously insane by the miles of extremely violent footage he edits.

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Anders Jacobsson

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Anders Jacobsson (screenplay), Göran Lundström (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johan Rudebeck ... Edward "Eddie" Tor Swenson
Per Löfberg ... Nick
Olof Rhodin Olof Rhodin ... Sam Campbell
Camela Leierth ... Mel
Gert Fylking ... SWAT team lieutenant
Cecilia Ljung Cecilia Ljung ... Barbara
Michael Kallaanvaara Michael Kallaanvaara ... Tom McClane
Hans Wilhelmsson Hans Wilhelmsson ... Weld / Patient / Lunatic
Anders Ek Anders Ek ... Janitor
Memory Garp Memory Garp ... Office clerk
Christer Fant ... Man in movie 'Tillbaka till Årjäng'
Odile Nunes Odile Nunes ... Woman in movie 'Tillbaka till Årjäng'
Ulf Landergren Ulf Landergren ... Head of culture film department
Jenny Forslund Jenny Forslund ... Editor, culture film department
Therese Malmer Therese Malmer ... Girl at Splatter & Gore Department / Sexy Patient
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Storyline

Eddie Tor Swenson is a mild-mannered film editor with a wife, child, and a comfortable job editing art and drama films for a major studio. Following the suicide of their editor, heartless studio exec Sam Campbell transfers Ed to his department, the Splatter & Gore Department, to finish what the original editor was doing: editing the highly profitable but extremely violent Loose Limbs series of slashers. Sam allows Ed the use of his secluded country cottage so Ed can go about his work undisturbed, or so he thinks. The seclusion and the constant exposure to the violent nature and content of the films he's editing start to drive Ed insane. What begins as hallucinations leads to Ed's darker, murderous side emerging, and it puts the lives of everyone around him in danger: whether it be the film-buff studio warehouse man, or even Ed's family... Written by Kyle Palkowski

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It cuts to the bone! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sadistic violence and gore, language and some sexuality in a horror comedy | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

2 May 1997 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Ed Special EDition See more »

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Budget:

SEK 250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Althrough his part is unspecified in the credits, Bill Moseley provides the voice for the killer in the "Loose Limbs" films. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes its place in USA. But you can see the text "Sjuktransport" at the back of the ambulance when Ed is taken to the hospital. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: Daddy's gonna cuuut, Daddy's gonna cuuut...
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Crazy Credits

The characters and events in this motion picture are fictional, any similarity to actual persons living, dead, undead, living dead, re-animated or ressurrected is purely coincidel. See more »

Alternate Versions

The old german version was rated "not under 18" and had several cuts for violence (about 6 minutes). The new release is "not rated" and is full-uncut, even longer then the US un-rated version. See more »

Connections

Featured in You Keep 'em Heads Rollin... (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Wait (For Our Love to Find Us)
Produced and arranged by Bag & Douglas Carr
Performed by Legacy of Sound
Executive producer Peter Swartling
Courtesy of Air Music Scandinavia/Copyright Control/Cheiron Songs 1995
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The best awful film in the world
2 June 2006 | by simon_tyersSee all my reviews

You know those films that are blatantly awful but you can't help but love them? Well that's what Evil Ed is, possibly the best awful film in the world. The sound is rubbish, the dubbing is crap, the screenplay is nonsense and the special effects are pap. However, I can't help but love this film dearly and I have recommended it to at least 50 people over the years. Sam Campbell (or the guy who plays him) should be featured on the Actor's Studio series as he is that memorable. Possibly the greatest movie villain not named Tony Montana. Seriously, if you don't expect a lot then you won't be disappointed. Keep a light-hearted approach to watching this film and you'll soon rate it a ten afterwards.


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