Anatomy of a Psycho

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Anatomy of a Psycho
Anatomy of a Psycho FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Boris Petroff (as Brooke L. Peters)
Produced by Boris Petroff (producer)
Written by Jane Mann (original story)
Jane Mann (screenplay) &
Don Devlin (screenplay)
Edward D. Wood, Jr. (as Larry Lee)
Starring See below
Music by Michael Terr
Cinematography Joel Colman
Edited by Ed Spiegel
Running time
75 minutes
Country USA
Language English

Anatomy of a Psycho (1961) is an American film directed by Boris Petroff (as Brooke L. Peters). Ed Wood reportedly contributed to Jane Mann's screenplay as Larry Lee. The film uses music originally used for Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959). Ronnie Burns, adopted son of George Burns and Gracie Allen, plays the lead.

Plot summary[edit]

After his brother is sentenced to death at a trial, teenager Chet increasingly experiences paranoia and psychosis, which not even his sister, best friend or girlfriend can relieve. Ultimately losing touch with surrounding reality, he assaults the son of the prosecuting attorney. However, Lieutenant Mac, a local police officer, discovers Chet's involvement and hunts him down, leading to a tragic denouement.


DVD release[edit]

The film was released on DVD in 2001.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Anatomy of a Psycho/Hatchet For the Honeymoon (1974), Retrieved on 24 February 2010.

Further reading[edit]

  • The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood, Jr. (1996), documentary film directed by Brett Thompson
  • Rudolph Grey, Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood, Jr. (1992) ISBN 978-0-922915-24-8

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