Deranged 1974

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Deranged ★★★ 1974 (R)

Of the numerous movies based on the cannibalistic exploits of Ed Gein (“Psycho,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” etc.), this is the most accurate. A dead-on performance by Blossom and a twisted sense of humor help move things along nicely. The two directors, Gillen and Ormsby, previously worked together on the classic “Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things.” An added attraction is the early special effect work of gore wizard Tom Sa-vini. 82m/C VHS, DVD . CA Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Robert Warner, Marcia Diamond, Brian Sneagle, Leslie (Les) Carlson, Marion Waldman, Micki Moore, Pat Orr, Robert McHeady; D: Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby; W: Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby; C: Jack McGowan; M: Carl Zittrer.