From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Deranged (1974, USA/Canada) is a Horror film directed by Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby.


Main Details

  • Released in 1974 | Color
  • Running Time: 82 min | UK: 84 min
  • Production Co: Karr International Pictures
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) | Astral Films (Canada) | Succefilm AB (Sweden)
  • Directed by Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby
  • Written by Alan Ormsby
  • Starring Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson, Robert Warner, and Marcia Diamond
  • Produced by Tom Karr and Bob Clark (uncredited)
  • Original Music by Carl Zittrer
  • Cinematography by Jack McGowan

Also Known As

  • Besessen (West Germany)
  • Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (USA)
  • Hasapis tou Manhattan, O (Greece)
  • Ondska bortom alla gränser (Sweden)


  • Pretty Sally Mae died a very unnatural death!...But the worst hasn't happened to her yet!


Deranged is a Canadian-American horror film made in 1974 and directed by Alan Ormsby and Jeff Gillen. It is also known by the title Deranged: The Confessions of a Necrophile in the USA. It is a low-budget movie that has since become something of a cult film and is based on the life of Ed Gein. The title is, however, misleading since Ed Gein never experimented with necrophilia; although a necrophile is also defined as "an obsessive fascination with death and corpses." (Wikipedia)

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