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Robert Bloch's Psycho was based on the grisly "career" of Ed Gein, a crazed Wisconsin farmer who murdered elderly women and robbed graves so that he could fashion lampshades, clothing, and household decorations from the corpses' skins. Gein also inspired several other horror flicks, Texas Chainsaw Massacre among them. 1974's Deranged, wherein the Gein character is renamed Ezra Cobb, sticks closer to the facts of the original case than most other derivations. His psyche twisted by his overpossessive mother, Cobb preserves mom's body when she dies, then heads off to the… More

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"Offers a top-drawer performance by Roberts Blossom."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Wanders and meanders and often threatens to roll to a complete stop - yet Roberts Blossom's inherent creepiness keeps things at least minimally compelling."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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