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Unlike its contemporary The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and predecessor Psycho -- both of which were very loosely based on the gruesome antics of notorious Wisconsin killer/graverobber Ed Gein, who killed, skinned, devoured or made furniture out of his many victims in the late '50s -- this gritty, disturbing and underrated production purports to be a semi-accurate account of Gein's crimes. Roberts Blossom turns in a frighteningly effective performance as Ezra Cobb, the crusty old farmer with unique decorating ideas, an intense interest in the occult, and a decidedly unhealthy attachment to… 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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