A man living in rural Wisconsin takes care of his bed-ridden mother, who is very domineering and teaches him that all women are evil. After she dies he misses her, so a year later he digs her up and takes her home. He learns about taxidermy and begins robbing graves to get materials to patch her up, and inevitably begins looking for fresher sources of materials. Based closely on the true story of Ed Gein.

  1. Alan Ormsby

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Jeff Gillen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Roberts Blossom

    Roberts Blossom

    Ezra Cobb

  2. Cosette Lee

    Cosette Lee

    Ma Cobb

  3. Leslie Carlson

    Leslie Carlson

    Tom Sims

  4. Robert Warner

    Harlon Kootz

  5. Marcia Diamond

    Jenny Kootz

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 2, 1974


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 23m

Budget $200,000.00

Revenue -

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