Thursday, April 30, 2009

Deranged (1974)

4 / 5
Tagline: Pretty Sally Mae died a very unnatural death! But the worst hasn't happened to her yet! DERANGED...confessions of a necrophile
Directed by: Jeff Gillen & Alan Ormsby
Written by: Alan Ormsby
Actors include: Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson
Genre: Horror
Length: 92 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Canada/USA

Another film based around Ed Gein and actually it's a rather effective one. A weird young man looks after his ill controlling mother. She dies but he just can't stand having her underground so he digs her up and learns taxidermy trying to fix her up. He begins to find a better way to collect resources... It's really an interesting descent into madness and considering the paltry budget they did remarkably well. It's actually relatively effective and creepy it has that weird outsider feeling missing from the later films based around Ed (if only they had canned the narration it would have been so much better). It almost seems real in some way, but in another way It's not perfect and parts of it drag a little but it's definitely a worthwhile little film if you can find it.

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