Director: Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby
Screenwriter: Alan Ormsby
Cast: Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson
Runtime: 84 mins
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Of the films inspired by Wisconsin body-snatcher Ed Gein, Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby’s 1974 oddity Deranged steers closest to the truth, the opening narration informing us that only the names of the characters have been changed: a quick Wikipedia search will prove its accuracy. Our subject, Ezra Cobb, is less of a Movie Monster than Norman Bates or Leatherface and the low key settings route his exploits in a more mundane realm than Bate’s Motel or even Texas Chainsaw’s backstreets.