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 overview, first billed only:
Michael Kallaanvaara ... Tom McClane
Olof Rhodin ... Sam Campbell
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'
Johan Rudebeck ... Edward 'Eddie' Tor Swenson
Ulf Landergren Ulf Landergren ... Head of culture film department
Jenny Forslund Jenny Forslund ... Editor, culture film department
Therese Malmer ... Girl at Splatter & Gore Department / Sexy Patient
Estelle Milbourne ... Girl at Splatter & Gore Department / Secretary (as Estelle Milburne)
Sanna Hansson Sanna Hansson ... Girl at Splatter & Gore Department
Niklas Hättström Niklas Hättström ... Guy at Splatter & Gore Department
Thomas Lewart Thomas Lewart ... Guy at Splatter & Gore Department
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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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When His Mind Blows ... Anything Goes! 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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Trivia

Every cast member was dubbed except for Camela Leierth who plays Mel. However, her American accent slips when Ed takes her and she yells "Nick! Nick!" in her Swedish accent. See more »

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When Edward is being taken down the hospital corridor into the ward, it can be see sticking out of the top of the doorway. See more »

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Bondage Face: Don't you fucking look at me!
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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

Looks like all non-Scandinavian DVDs are missing a 1 min. 23 sec. (PAL) scene right after directorial credit. In this black and white Swedish speaking Ingmar Bergman parody a couple are discussing. The husband Börje is at the window complaining about lousy weather and the wife talks about leaving him. See more »

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Referenced in GUNSHIP: Tech Noir (2015) See more »

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Written by Pär Aldeheim
Performed by It's Alive
produced by Pär Aldeheim
Courtesy of Cheiron Songs 1995
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Swedish splatter movie
9 August 2001 | by martymasterSee all my reviews

This movie is like nothing before in the Swedish movie making business. This is the first and maybe the last swedish splatter movie and therefor a must have for splatter fans.

This movie is not as gory as Peter Jackson's Bad Taste and Braindead,but this one also got some gory scenes. This is a low budget movie and that explains why there isn't so much gore and spesial fx. The budget was actually only 250 000 swedish kroner. Even though the budget was low they have still managed to make a good splatter/horror movie.

The things that make it funny is that it parodies many famous horror movies like The evil dead,Gremlins and many more It starts of like a normal movie and it takes a while before it really gets entertaining. And at the end is the best gore scenes.

This is a good contribute to the splatter genre,and a milestone in the swedish movie history.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

2 May 1997 (Sweden) See more »

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SEK250,000 (estimated)
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