Janowski is crazy. Crazy and fat. Ethel has just been released
from a mental institution into the care of her Grandmother with
the promise of outpatient shock therapy. Ethel really doesnt
seem too crazy, that is, until Granny locks up the food. Oh Granny,
we hardly knew ye. Luckily for Ethel the local market delivers.
Except Ethel doesnt have any money
ONLY HAVE FOUR FIFTY!
get the picture. People get in between Ethel and her food and
they have to die. Ethels really not that bad of a person,
girlfriend just wants to be left alone with her Nilla Wafers,
is that really so wrong?
Insane (aka Crazy Fat Ethel) was written and directed
by porn director Nick Millard. Millard also made Criminally
Insane 2 (ahem, Crazy Fat Ethel 2) and Death Nurse
(supposedly part three but there is also Death Nurse 2
which I guess would be Crazy Fat Ethel 4? Or maybe I just
like typing Crazy Fat Ethel.)
is a pretty fun movie, surprisingly. Ethel is detached from everything
but food, nothing really bothers her, the bodies piling up are
a mild inconvenience at best. The smell keeps getting worse but
theres always the liberal use of air fresheners to help.
Once the air fresheners stop working and she cant seem to
get some alone time to throw the bodies off a cliff, well, theres
really only one thing left to do.
house and everything filling it is perfect for this film. Obviously
its someones home as no detail is left out. You can see
the grime on the doorframes and light switches from countless
grabby hands. The teacups are chipped and the nightgowns are torn.
The garden is full of weeds and obviously too stony to bury any
gore isnt anything special; mainly red paint and latex.
I have to hand it to the filmmakers, they dont try to hide
the very obvious fact that theyre using red paint. The camera
lovingly lingers on what looks like the same tempera we used in
art class. The decomposing bodies look more like sunburn victims
and its really obvious that no skin is broken in the stabbing
and cleaving. Think of the bad effects as part of the fun. The
weird blinking camera angles during the death scenes need to be
considered fun as well.
you like goofy 70s exploitation movies give this one a look.
Its probably not going to be at the top of anyones
list but it is fun and entertaining. The movie is only an hour
long so you arent really investing a lot of your time in
out of 10 half gallons of ice cream eaten out of a casserole dish.