History Film / CriminallyInsane

8th Jul '16 6:47:38 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Criminally Insane''''' (also known as '''''Crazy Fat Ethel''''') is a [[SlasherMovie slasher]]-ish horror film released in 1975.

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'''''Criminally Insane''''' ''Criminally Insane'' (also known as '''''Crazy ''Crazy Fat Ethel''''') Ethel'') is a [[SlasherMovie slasher]]-ish horror film released in 1975.
25th Apr '16 7:26:08 PM AnotherGuy
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* BigEater: The entire source of Ethel's insanity.
27th Apr '15 3:47:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* SeventiesHair
* TheAlcoholic: One of Rosalie's clients.

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* %% SeventiesHair
* %%* TheAlcoholic: One of Rosalie's clients.



* AntagonistTitle: ''Crazy Fat Ethel''.
* AssholeVictim: John.
* AxCrazy: Ethel.
* BloodyHandprint: The opening credits.

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* %%* AntagonistTitle: ''Crazy Fat Ethel''.
* %%* AssholeVictim: John.
* %%* AxCrazy: Ethel.
* %%* BloodyHandprint: The opening credits.



* DeathByMocking: John.
* DeathBySex: John and Rosalie.

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* %%* DeathByMocking: John.
* %%* DeathBySex: John and Rosalie.



* EvilLaugh

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* %%* EvilLaugh



* FatBastard: Ethel.
* HandOfDeath

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* %%* FatBastard: Ethel.
* %%* HandOfDeath



* {{Jerkass}}: John.

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: John.



* TheMasochismTango: Rosalie and John.

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* %%* TheMasochismTango: Rosalie and John.



* NumberedSequels

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* %%* NumberedSequels



* RedShirt: Rosalie's drunk client.

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* %%* RedShirt: Rosalie's drunk client.



* SerialKiller: Ethel.
* TheSeventies: 1973.

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* %%* SerialKiller: Ethel.
* %%* TheSeventies: 1973.



* {{Streetwalker}}: Rosalie.

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* %%* {{Streetwalker}}: Rosalie.



* VillainousGlutton
* VillainProtagonist

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* %%* VillainousGlutton
* %%* VillainProtagonist



* TheEighties: Set in 1986.

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* %%* TheEighties: Set in 1986.



* AssholeVictim: The orderly and Edgar.

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* %%* AssholeVictim: The orderly and Edgar.



* TheBluebeard: Edgar.

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* %%* TheBluebeard: Edgar.



* DeathByMocking: The orderly.

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* %%* DeathByMocking: The orderly.



* {{Jerkass}}: The orderly.

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: The orderly.



* ObfuscatingInsanity: Edgar, presumably.

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* %%* ObfuscatingInsanity: Edgar, presumably.



* SerialKiller: Edgar.

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* %%* SerialKiller: Edgar.
12th Oct '14 1:58:22 AM despoa
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: "That goddamn Jew doctor gave them orders not to give me enough to eat."
--> "You and that heeb are trying to starve me to death!"
** And when it's theorized the missing delivery boy may have been robbed, she suggests the mugger was a colored.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: "That goddamn Jew doctor gave them orders not to give me enough to eat."
--> "You
Ethel is quite an anti-Semite in the film and that heeb are trying to starve me to death!"
** And
when it's theorized the missing delivery boy may have been robbed, she suggests the mugger was a colored.colored.
--> "You and that hebe are trying to starve me to death!"



* BlatantLies: The opening credits, since they're stock footage from the first film, with nearly three-thirds of the cast

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* BlatantLies: The opening credits, since they're stock footage from the first film, with nearly three-thirds of the cast not in the film.



--> '''Ethel:''' (after killing Hope) "Looks like I just lost hope." ([[EvilLaugh laughs]])

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--> '''Ethel:''' (after killing Hope) "Looks Looks like I just lost hope." hope. ([[EvilLaugh laughs]])



* DeadPersonImpersonation: The film ends with Ethel pretending to be Hope Batholomew, the halfway house director.

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: The film ends with Ethel pretending to be Hope Batholomew, Bartholomew, the halfway house director.
12th Oct '14 1:41:43 AM despoa
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A remake of the first film, using the alternate title ''Crazy Fat Ethel'', is set for release in late 2015.

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A remake of the first film, using the alternate title ''Crazy Fat Ethel'', is set for release in late 2015.



!! The first film provides examples of the following tropes:

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!! The !!The first film provides examples of the following tropes:



--> "Rosalie, I'm going to tell you the truth for once, okay? You need a good beating every once in a while. All women do. And you especially."
** And then they go back to having sex.

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--> "Rosalie, -->Rosalie, I'm going to tell you the truth for once, okay? You need a good beating every once in a while. All women do. And you especially."
** And then they go
especially.
* EasilyForgiven: After John tells her that she needs to be abused every once in a while, Rosalie accepts his apology and goes
back to having sex.drugs and sex with him.



* FatIdiot: Guess.



* HospitalHottie: The nurse who administers Ethel's electroshock therapy.
* ILoveTheDead: Ethel sleeps with John's corpse.

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* HospitalHottie: The nurse who administers Ethel's electroshock therapy.
* ILoveTheDead: Ethel sleeps with next to John's corpse.corpse for a night.



* {{Overcrank}}: When John smacks Rosalie.

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* {{Overcrank}}: When Faked in the scene where John smacks Rosalie.Rosalie by having it done again in a much slower manner.



* SeanConneryIsGoingToShootYou: Or hack, in this case.

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* SeanConneryIsGoingToShootYou: SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Or hack, in this case.



* TheSociopath: Ethel.



* YourCheatingHeart: Why John and Rosalie briefly broke up.

!! Its sequel provides examples of the following tropes:

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* YourCheatingHeart: Why One of the reasons why John and Rosalie briefly broke up.

!! Its !!Its sequel provides examples of the following tropes:



* BlatantLies: The opening credits, since they're stock footage from the first film, with nearly three-thirds of the cast



* CloudCuckooLander: Greg, who believes himself to be an animal and collects insects from the ground so he can eat them.



* DirectToVideo



* PoliceAreUseless: Two murders at the halway house and Ethel isn't even a suspect.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Two murders at the halway halfway house and Ethel isn't even a suspect.



* StockFootage: Roughly half of 'the film.
* WallCrawl: Greg is convinced he is an insect, and thinks he can do this.

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* StockFootage: Roughly half a quarter of 'the the film.
* WallCrawl: Greg is convinced he is an insect, a lizard, and thinks he can do this.this.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It isn't revealed what happened to Greg after Ethel kills Dr. Stevens.
24th Aug '14 4:05:13 AM XFllo
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1st Jul '14 3:19:16 PM Keet96
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A remake of the first film, using the alternate title ''Crazy Fat Ethel'', is set for release in late 2012.

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A remake of the first film, using the alternate title ''Crazy Fat Ethel'', is set for release in late 2012.2015.
5th Dec '13 2:58:54 PM Twentington
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* NoBudget: At $30,000, this was apparently director Nick Millard's highest-budgeted film.



* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco
24th Nov '13 11:53:03 AM notahandle
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!! This film provides examples of the following tropes:

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!! This The first film provides examples of the following tropes:



* AirplaneArms: Done by Ethel in [[LeaveTheCameraRunning a really, really long]] scene in ''2''.



* AssholeVictim: John, and the orderly and Edgar in ''2''.

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* AssholeVictim: John, and the orderly and Edgar in ''2''.John.



* {{Blackmail}}: Having seen Ethel kill the orderly in ''2'', Edgar blackmails her into giving him her desserts for the next month.



* TheBluebeard: Edgar in ''2''.
* BondOneLiner: ''2'':
--> '''Ethel:''' (after killing Hope) "Looks like I just lost hope." ([[EvilLaugh laughs]])
* ChaseScene: A rather {{Narm}}ful one in ''2'', with Ethel chasing Doctor Stevens through the halfway house.



** In ''2'', after being out of touch with Hope for two days, Doctor Stevens drops by the halfway house to see what is wrong, and gets knifed by Ethel.



* DeadPersonImpersonation: ''2'' ends with Ethel pretended to be Hope Batholomew, the halfway house director.
* DeathByMocking: John, and the orderly in ''2''.

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: ''2'' ends with Ethel pretended to be Hope Batholomew, the halfway house director.
* DeathByMocking: John, and the orderly in ''2''.John.



* DirectToVideo: ''2''.



* DreamSequence: These are used to show most of the previous film's footage in ''2''.



* TheEighties: ''2'', which is set in 1986.



* {{Flashback}}: To the first film, throughout ''2''.



* ImprovisedWeapon: Doctor Gerard is bludgeoned with what appears to be a candlestick holder, while Hope in ''2'' has her head bashed in with... something that looks like a goblet.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: Doctor Gerard is bludgeoned with what appears to be a candlestick holder, while Hope in ''2'' has her head bashed in with... something that looks like a goblet.holder.



* {{Jerkass}}: John, and the orderly in ''2''.

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* {{Jerkass}}: John, and the orderly in ''2''.John.



* LeaveTheCameraRunning: ''2'' could win some kind of award for this.



* ObfuscatingInsanity: Edgar in ''2'', presumably.
* OrderliesAreCreeps: The unnamed one in ''2'' feeds the halfway house patients dog food, and taunts Ethel by eating chocolate bars in front of her.



* PoliceAreUseless: Two murders at the halway house in ''2'' and Ethel isn't even a suspect.



* SerialKiller: Ethel, and Edgar in ''2''.

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* SerialKiller: Ethel, and Edgar in ''2''.Ethel.



* StockFootage: Roughly half of ''2''.



* WallCrawl: Greg from ''2'' is convinced he is an insect, and thinks he can do this.
* YouLookFamiliar: The actress who played the grandmother in ''Criminally Insane'' portrays Hope Bartholomew in ''2''. No wonder Ethel confuses the two of them.


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!! Its sequel provides examples of the following tropes:

* TheEighties: Set in 1986.
* AirplaneArms: Done by Ethel in [[LeaveTheCameraRunning a really, really long]] scene.
* AssholeVictim: The orderly and Edgar.
* {{Blackmail}}: Having seen Ethel kill the orderly, Edgar blackmails her into giving him her desserts for the next month.
* TheBluebeard: Edgar.
* BondOneLiner:
--> '''Ethel:''' (after killing Hope) "Looks like I just lost hope." ([[EvilLaugh laughs]])
* ChaseScene: A rather {{Narm}}ful one, with Ethel chasing Doctor Stevens through the halfway house.
* CuriosityKilledTheCast: After being out of touch with Hope for two days, Doctor Stevens drops by the halfway house to see what is wrong, and gets knifed by Ethel.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: The film ends with Ethel pretending to be Hope Batholomew, the halfway house director.
* DeathByMocking: The orderly.
* DirectToVideo
* DreamSequence: These are used to show most of the previous film's footage.
* {{Flashback}}: To the first film.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Hope has her head bashed in with... something that looks like a goblet.
* {{Jerkass}}: The orderly.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: This movie could win some kind of award for this.
* ObfuscatingInsanity: Edgar, presumably.
* OrderliesAreCreeps: The unnamed one feeds the halfway house patients dog food, and taunts Ethel by eating chocolate bars in front of her.
* PoliceAreUseless: Two murders at the halway house and Ethel isn't even a suspect.
* SerialKiller: Edgar.
* ShotOnShitteo
* StockFootage: Roughly half of 'the film.
* WallCrawl: Greg is convinced he is an insect, and thinks he can do this.
* YouLookFamiliar: The actress who played the grandmother in ''Criminally Insane'' portrays Hope Bartholomew in here. No wonder Ethel confuses the two of them.
15th Aug '13 8:30:42 PM JIKTV
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A bit of a CultClassic, ''Criminally Insane'' had a poorly received shot-on-video sequel thirteen years after its initial release, though much like ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightPart2'' and ''TheBoogeyman'' sequels, it consists primarily of footage recycled from its predecessor. What little new footage there is has Ethel being dumped in a lax halfway house due extreme budget cuts to the asylum she was placed in, and it isn't long until her appetite and murderous urges get the best of her.

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A bit of a CultClassic, ''Criminally Insane'' had a poorly received shot-on-video sequel thirteen years after its initial release, though much like ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightPart2'' and ''TheBoogeyman'' sequels, the sequels to ''Film/TheBoogeyman'', it consists primarily of footage recycled from its predecessor. What little new footage there is has Ethel being dumped in a lax halfway house due extreme budget cuts to the asylum she was placed in, and it isn't long until her appetite and murderous urges get the best of her.
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