Horror 101 Podcast – Episode 22: Deranged – Confessions of a Necrophile

Episode XXII – Pretty Sally Mae died a very unnatural death! … But the worst hasn’t happened to her yet! – June 27th, 2013

Most people are familiar with Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and how it was inspired by true events. But what many don’t know is, that during that same year in 1974 another picture was released called Deranged which chronicled the life of Ed Gein (through the alternate name Ezra Cobb). Gein was a very real ghoul who dug up over 500 graves and killed at least 2 people. He was the inspiration for Norman Bates, Leatherface and Buffalo Bill. His story is so bizarre and nightmarish that it’s almost impossible to comprehend. Deranged is a very authentic look at that insanity. It was shot in Canada, starring Roberts Blossom. Directed by Alan Ormsby with effects by a very young Tom Savini. The only thing scarier than fiction is the truth. Come with us as we delve into one of the most bent, twisted minds in recent history. We’ll review the film with audio clips and share outrageous stories about how we found the film back in the 90s and how Deranged saved the day when Cash Wampum inadvertently pissed off his idol. Don’t miss this show! Join the Horror 101 team as they present for you Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile.


01:00 Welcome to the story of real monsters (a different kind of horror film)

02:55 His name was Ed Gein….

08:00 Cash Wampum pisses off Tom Savini…..and Deranged saves the day!!!

13:20 The Savini/Scavolini scandal…

15:35 The 12 yr old scotch and a toast to Ed Gein!!!

20:05 More soup is all you need…

21:57 The 360 degree pan of insanity

24:25 You don’t know what an obituary is?

25:09 Grave desecration is one thing…..Murder is something else….

27:20 Don’t twist ’em like that!!

27:40 The most anti-sexual sex scene ever recorded…

29:40 One final atrocity…

31:44 Chainsaw vs. Deranged

34:40 How embarassing? An R rated version!!! (the evolution of Savini blood)

36:40 Scoring the film and it’s coming out on Blu-ray soon….

37:36 An ode to Roberts Blossom

38:20 Conclusion (sorry for the delay)

Deranged (1974)

Directed by: Alan Ormsby and Jeff Gillen
Written by: Alan Ormsby


Roberts Blossom as Ezra Cobb
Cosette Lee as Ma Cobb
Leslie Carlson as Tom Sims
Robert Warner as Harlon Kootz
Marcia Diamond as Jenny Kootz
Brian Smeagle as Brad Kootz
Robert McHeady as Sheriff
Marian Waldman as Maureen Selby
Micki Moore as Mary
Pat Orr as Sally
Jack Mather as Drunk

Cinematography by Jack McGowan

All video, pictures and audio copyright© 1974 by Karr International Pictures All media used for educational and review purposes. No reproductions please.

1 ping

  1. Episode 22 – Deranged: Confessions of a Nicrophile » Horror 101

    […] Horror 101 Podcast – Episode 22: Deranged – Confessions of a Necrophile […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>