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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's a no brainer. 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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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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Trivia

When Ed throws the head of the crackhead out of the window, it bounces off the hood of a car. The man driving the car is Director Anders Jacobsson. See more »

Goofs

When Ed gets his arm shot off, he is wearing a yellow earplug in his ear. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: There is a scene in this movie were a girl get's raped by a beaver and is then shoot in the head with a bazooka.
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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 »

Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Fight it back
Written by E-type and Mud (as E-typ and Mud)
Performed by E-type
Produced by Denniz Pop
Courtesy of Stockholm Records 1995
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What a great splatter movie!
19 June 2001 | by zombiesnake17See all my reviews

The box at my video store is why I rented this one. It looked cool from the guys face axed in half so of course I had to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised when I actually watched it being an "Evil Dead" fan. The Swedish makers must of been fans as well as they included lots of references in this masterpiece. A criminal tries to break into the house Evil Ed was editing the movies that ultimately drive him insane in and says "groovy" as he looks at his weapon quite like Bruce Campbell does when he finishes his chainsaw hand in Evil Dead 2. There is also many posters of that movie scattered around the house and office in the movie. They don't just spoof Evil Dead, as there is a Gremlin style puppet monster that cusses at Ed in his refrigerator. My personal favorite is when he chases his wife around the house and says "I'm coming to get you Barbra" which in case you did'nt know is Barbra's brothers main line in "Night of the Living Dead". This movie pretty much has it all good plot, cool characters, funny stuff (Gremlin puppet),scary stuff (demon doctor), excellent effects (exploding head) and a fair amount of female nudity. I only gave it a 9 because its kind of slow before Ed goes insane but its well worth the wait. So if you liked "Evil Dead 2" or any of the other movies I mentioned above you gotta rent and watch it with a freind, and when your done try "Brain Dead" because I hear it is similiar to this masterpiece.


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