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      Criminally Insane

      R 1975 1h 1m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 56% Audience Score 100+ Ratings An obese woman kills anyone who comes between her and food. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Can be irresistibly nutty. Rated: B- Mar 23, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member he is not incredible he is one of the WORST MOVIES OF TERROR, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS THING. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Criminally Insane is the best movie I've seen by Nick Millard so far. The sequel is awful and is also included in this set. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is horrendous, but since it's that bad, it's actually pretty funny when you think about it. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Given the synopsis, one might assume this to be some self-consciously cheesy Troma-type thing. Fortunately, though, it takes its preposterous premise mostly seriously. The miserable, homely characters and relentlessly drab interiors remind me of S.F. Brownrigg's excellent films. Alden's performance is brilliant. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Ethel Janowski (Priscilla Allen) comes into the care of her grandmother (Jane Lambert) after an extended stay at a mental hospital. Ethel shows no interest in watching her weight and eats insatiably. Concerned for Ethel?s health and the household budget, her grandmother locks away all of the food and tells Ethel she will only ration food to her as she sees fit. This greatly angers Ethel and she kills her grandmother in a rage. Ethel eats as she pleases and even kills the grocery boy to get more food. She stores the bodies in her grandmother?s room. She may have very well been left alone if her trick turning cousin hadn?t shown up and started getting suspicious of Ethel?s behavior. Despite the low budget and so-so acting of Criminally Insane, this film stands up pretty well as a unique kind of slasher film where the slasher in question is more complex than your Jason Vorhees or Michael Meyers. The director also seems to take care in establishing some very interesting shots and focuses on the storytelling aspects of those shots. The characters are a little flat but their flatness lends to the story in how it gives a sense of quiet and isolation, which is the way Ethel lives her life and would prefer it to stay. The action and violence creep along the way the plot does to this film which enhances the overall quirkiness of it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Imagine if John Waters was to make a horror movie! You like the idea, huh? Well, the closest thing we'll ever get to that would have to be Criminally Insane, a ridiculously cheap, gritty, grainy AND funny horror tale. Despite the obvious low budget, the performances are spirited and the script is far better than average. The gore is freakishly bright red almost like red paint, which keep the film from being too ghoulish. It's not for all tastes, but if you enjoy 70's exploitation and dark comedy, you might want to give it a chance. At just a little over an hour, you won't be wasting too much of your time. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An obese woman kills anyone who comes between her and food.
      Director
      Nick Millard
      Producer
      Frances Millard
      Screenwriter
      Nick Millard
      Production Co
      I.R.M.I. Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 19, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 1m
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