They say being addicted to food is a vicious cycle. You eat cause your sad, you’re sad because you eat. Well there isn’t anything more true in this crazy film about Fat Ethel, a psycho who murders anyone who gets in the way of her appetite!
Criminally Insane is a 1975 film directed by Nick Millard and actually got a sequel 12 years later, Criminally Insane 2. Rumors of a remake are in the works under the title Crazy Fat Ethel. This independent film definitely gives you second thoughts about eating that extra dozen eggs and pound of bacon for breakfast.
Ethel Janowski is a morbidly obese woman who was placed in an institution for her depression, paranoia, and violent tendencies, brought on by her weight. Her doctor reluctantly releases her into the care of her grandmother. Once moved in, Ethel begins to consume every bit of food in the house. 9 eggs and a whole pan of bacon for breakfast, grandmother informs her that she can not afford to feed her. Ethel then claims that the nurses in the institution were starving her to death because the hospital was trying to save money. The grandmother empties out the refrigerator and places locks on all the cupboards in an attempt to stop Ethel’s over eating. Immediately Ethel and her grandmother get into a fight and poor Ethel is forced to do what any hungry morbidly obese person with psychiatric issues would do.
Chase grandma down with a cleaver!
Ethel then orders food from the grocery store and has them deliver the food. When the delivery boy arrives and demands payment Ethel, again, forced with no other option had to do what she had to do. She was forced to kill the delivery man! She had to eat right?!
The body count of this movie quickly escalates as it becomes apparent she is trapped in her vicious cyle of eating and murder. Murder and eating. Something needs to be done!
What can you do?
Stop skipping your electroshock treatments and grab a burger and fries and a large milk shake for this horror cult classic. You’ll thank me for it!
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