Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby
Production: American International Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min


My name is Tom Sims.

I'm a newspaper columnist.

Several years ago I covered firsthand

the incredible story you are about to see

re-created in this motion picture.

It is a human horror story

of ghastly proportions and...

profound reverberations.

But because it is human,

perhaps we can learn something from it.

Something of ourselves...

of our own fears and needs.

But please, let me warn you...

The events have been

re-created in detail.

Nothing has been left

to the imagination.

It is not a story

for the squeamish

or the faint-hearted.

Now that you stand warned,

we can proceed with our story.

It is the story of Ezra Cobb:

murderer, grave robber,

necrophiliac perhaps,

or, as you may remember him

from those stories of long ago,

the Butcher of Woodside.

'When Ez was 10,

his father died.

'For the next 15 years,

'Ez and his mother worked

the farm by themselves,

'growing more dependent on each other

with the passage of time.

'Then Amanda Cobb suffered

a paralysing stroke

'which crippled her body

from the waist down

'and left her bedridden.

'Ez brought her downstairs,

'sealing off the upstairs room,

so he could be closer to her.

'For 12 years,

he slept outside her door,

'waiting on her, feeding her,

bathing her,

'reading to her, comforting her.

'To his neighbours,

he was a devoted son.

'But that devotion masked

a growing psychosis

'which came to the surface

when his mother died.'


Brought you some soup, Mama.

It's good and hot today.


Take my hand.

Are you holding my hand?


I can't feel you.

Cold. Must be... draughts.

Just got to get the circulation

going again, that's all.

So it's to be now, then, is it?

I can't see you too clearly, Ez.

You look blurred.

You're... you're tired, Mama, is all.

- Here, I brought you some soup.

- No.

- Good and hot.

- No.

I'm not tired,

and I don't want no soup.

- I'm dying.

- No, Mama.

I'm dying,

and that's all there is to it.

No'm. You just need

some rest is all.

Now, you be quiet

and listen to me.

If I go into a coma,

don't take me to no hospital.

I want to die in my own bed,

my own room,

with you here.

If you need any help later,

after I'm gone,

call Maureen Selby.

Say it now, Ez. Maureen Selby.


Maureen... Selby.

Maureen's the only woman

I ever did trust.

She's fat, that's why. A big heifer.

But she's the only

good-hearted woman I ever knew.

As for the rest of them,

they're a lot of filthy,

black-souled sluts

with pus-filled sores that...




I... I c-can't br-breathe.

You're gonna be all right.

You just need...

something to eat, that's all.


I know I'm...

I'm leaving you now.

And that's for certain.

I don't want to leave

worrying about you.

Oh, you're such

a babe in the woods, a child.

I sheltered you too much, I guess.

But I just know

some money-stealing b*tch

is gonna come along

and try to take advantage of you.

Remember what I've always told you.

The wages of sin is gonorrhoea,

syphilis and death!

They'll use their bodies to...

to steal from you.

They'll steal your life and your soul.

Leave 'em alone.

Most of 'em are filled

with diseases that tick.

God will wash them away...

like he did in the time of Noah.

God looked upon the earth,

and behold, it was corrupt,

for all flesh had corrupted

his way upon the earth.

Then God said unto Noah,

"The end of all flesh

is come before me."

Do you know what God

did then, Ez?

Yes'm. The flood.

Yes, sir... the flood.

Oh, I wish I could

be here to see it.

You're still a handsome

young man, Ez.

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Alan Ormsby

Alan Ormsby (born December 14, 1943) is an American director, screenwriter, make up artist, actor and author. more…

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