Deranged: The Confessions of a Necrophile
Director: Alan Ormsby & Jeff Gillen Run Time: 82 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1974
Starring: Cosette Lee, Roberts Blossom
This May, THE DEUCE visits the Lyric Theatre yet again, for a screening of B-picture DERANGED: THE CONFESSIONS OF A NECROPHILE…which played with ‘RAPE SQUAD’ on February 21, 1975!!
Plus: Prizes and surprises at the after-party with music by Maestro Jeff! Hosted and presented by THE DEUCE JOCKEYS: Jeff, Andy, and Joe!
Demented, disturbing, downright weird delineation of the dastardly deeds of one “Ezra Cobb” – a thinly veiled and more faithful-to-the-facts version of the notoriously nasty Ed Gein corpse-robbing case (basis for the more well known variations on the theme, PSYCHO and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE) – DERANGED does it decidedly different … Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby’s take is the oddball-out: original and unnerving, a darkly humorous character study of the horrors barely hidden by a doting Mama’s Boy derailed by dementia … full of subtly screwy details and a strangeness hard to shake… With a committed, commanding, and somehow sympathetic lead performance from veteran character actor Roberts Blossom, as the befuddled and obviously totally bonkers “pervert” with a pointedly disturbing fashion sense … “The wages of sin is gonorrhea, syphilis and death!” You’ll find them all when you get DERANGED on THE DEUCE!