Deranged

Deranged

Director: Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby Cast: Jack Mather, Les Carlson

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Overview

Unlike its contemporary The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and predecessor Psycho -- both of which were very loosely based on the gruesome antics of notorious Wisconsin killer/graverobber Ed Gein, who killed, skinned, devoured or made furniture out of his many victims in the late '50s -- this gritty, disturbing and underrated production purports to be a semi-accurate account of Gein's crimes. Roberts Blossom turns in a frighteningly effective performance as Ezra Cobb, the crusty old farmer with unique decorating ideas, an intense interest in the occult, and a decidedly unhealthy attachment to his domineering mother, whose body he preserves after her death. When evenings with his stuffed mom prove less than comforting, Cobb goes into town to seek young female victims whose corpses he uses for a variety of grisly household projects. Exiled in distribution limbo for 20 years, Deranged was available only in severely-cut prints, missing much of the film's goriest footage (which featured the early work of makeup maestro Tom Savini), although a pristine uncut print briefly surfaced in the mid-'90s.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/07/2015
UPC: 0738329163822
Original Release: 1974
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 30,058

Special Features

Audio commentary by writer and co-director Alan Ormsby; Audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith; Interview with producer Tom Karr; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Mather Drunk
Les Carlson Narrator
Roberts Blossom Ezra Cobb
Cosette Lee Ma Cobb
Robert Warner Harlan Kootz
Pat Orr Sally Peterson
Marcia Diamond Jenny Kootz
Brian Sneagle Brad kootz
Robert McHeady Sheriff
Marion Waldman Maureen Selby
Micki Moore Mary Ransom

Technical Credits
Jeff Gillen Director
Alan Ormsby Director,Makeup,Screenwriter
Albert Fisher Art Director
Gary Goch Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Karr Producer
Jack McGowan Cinematographer
Tom Savini Makeup Special Effects
Carl Zittrer Score Composer

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