Title: Deranged
Directed by: Jeff Gillen; Alan Ormsby
Written by: Alan Ormsby
Produced by: Peter James; Tom Karr; Bob Clark
Music by: Carl Zittrer
Cinematography: Jack McGowan
Distributed by: American International Pictures
Released: February, 1974
Rating: R
Running time: 82 min.
Country: USA/Canada
Language: English
Budget: $200,000 [1]

Deranged is a 1974 horror film directed by Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby. It is alternately known as Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile. The film is inspired by real-life Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein, whose crimes were so horrific that they inspired several landmark horror films including Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Silence of the Lambs. In this film, Ezra Cobb is a mentally deranged man who, even in his mid-fifties, is governed by the actions of his stern mother. Following the death of his mother, Cobb suffers a psychotic break and begins disinterring human remains and presenting them to his mother's corpse as companions.

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  • There are a total of twelve credited cast members in this film.

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  • The tagline to this film is "Pretty Sally Mae died a very unnatural death! ... But the worst hasn't happened to her yet!"
  • Deranged showcases the first professional makeup effects work of artist Tom Savini. Savini will go on to become one of the most prominent special effects artists of all time working on films such as Dawn of the Dead and Friday the 13th.

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