Deranged (1974)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 22

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AKA: Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile
Directed by: Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby
Starring: Roberts Blossom (Ezra), Cosette Lee (Mother), Leslie Carlson (Tom Simms), Marian Waldman (Maureen Selby), Micki Moore (Mary), Robert Warner (Harlon Kootz), Marcia Diamond (Jenny Kootz), Brian Smeagle (Brad Kootz), Pat Orr (Sally)
Country: Canada
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:23:14
Genres: Based on a True Story, Gruesome, Corpses, Violence against Women, Family, Serial Killers

Plot – Spoilers:
A farmer Ezra, who’s excessively devoted to his bed-ridden mother tries his best to keep her alive long beyond her will. Mother has inspired in him a hatred and suspicion for women as disease-carrying, thieving sluts. This suits Ezra fine as he looks well older than he is and has developed peculiar mannerisms and expressions that are probably charming only to his mother who anyway sees everything blurred.

Finally one day the old lady dies and Ez spends a year missing her before he decides it’s time to bring her back home from the grave. By this time it’s clear he’s lost his mind. And his sense of smell. From here, he just gets progressively worse.

Very loosely based on the exploits of serial killer Ed Gein, the version here is the European one that includes a brain scooping moment.

8 thoughts on “Deranged (1974)

  • April 9, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Saw the trimmed version of this on VHS some years ago, this version has 10 mins or so restored. For a 70s film its right up there with ” Buio Omega” and the ”Nekromantik” series. Necrophilia movies are not Australian censors cup of tea, they ban most of them. So, thx EUM for posting this obscure gem, its got a good home here. Dont know where you find these rare films, but keep doing it, we all appreciate the work you do. Cheers!

  • April 9, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Y’know most the time i don’t like watching old movies like this, because 95% of the time they’re terrible. Though, I enjoyed this one well enough.

    • May 23, 2021 at 4:07 pm

      No ,a lot of older films are far better because we are made to use our imagination and that’s the true horror! Here’s a film for you that was really ahead of its time & I think it’s here on EUM ..Karl Loem in ‘Peeping Tom’ .Bizarrely too the first ‘ selfie’ ever taken in a film & for the victim sadly the last ! I’m from the UK & was brought up in Hammer Horror ,see the ORIGINAL ‘ The Wickerman’. ‘ Witchfinder General ,personally think these films were the blueprint for many modern horror films & still far better .

  • April 10, 2021 at 11:57 am

    crazy….necrophil…..mad….weird and cool stuff!
    i like old weird movies!
    thank you admin :)))


  • April 11, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    confessions of a necrophile ? them thar are marrying words,
    gonna use this for first date material, hmmm

  • April 21, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Despite the fake-looking props and blood, this movie is morbidly funny and a great watch. Ez is so believable, the actor really embodies the character he represents…I wouldn’t imagine someone that adorable and naive like him to be capable of committing such unimaginable horrors but everyone is capable of something, it just needs one push to trigger it ?

  • May 12, 2021 at 4:54 am

    Such a well acted and great film. Love the little bits of dark humour splattered in.

  • May 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    That was absolutely insane ! lol The addition with the huge spectacled Alan Wicker-esque reported narrating the story is great ,I love 60’s&70′ s dark comedies/ horror and I’ m not sure how I.missed this one .As ever a bit thank you for your dedication to uploading the obscure .


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