Evil Ed

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Evil Ed
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DVD cover
Directed byAnders Jacobsson[1]
Produced byGöran Lundström[1]
Screenplay by
  • Anders Jacobsson
  • Göran Lundström
  • Christer Ohlsson[1]
Starring
  • Johan Rudebeck
  • Per Löfberg
  • Olof Rhodin
Music byHenriksson & Lindh[1]
CinematographyAnders Jacobsson[1]
Edited byAnders Jacobsson[1]
Production
company
Evil Ed Productions[1]
Distributed byA-Pix Entertainment (VHS)

Ardustry Home Entertainment (DVD)

Allumination Filmworks (VHS) (DVD)
Release date
  • 11 November 1995 (1995-11-11) (Stockholm International Film Festival)
Running time
93 minutes[1]
CountrySweden[1]
LanguageSwedish[1]

Evil Ed is a 1995 Swedish Horror comedy film directed by Anders Jacobsson.

The film is a satire towards the harsh censoring that the Swedish Statens biografbyrå (Cinemabureau of the state) ran from 1911 to 1996. The bureau was dismissed in 2011, being the oldest film censoring organization in the world. The filmmakers were publicly ridiculed by the head of the Swedish Film Institute on national television.[2]

Plot[edit]

When the original Loose Limbs 5 editor commits suicide by blowing his head up with a grenade, the head of “The Splatter & Gore Department”, Sam Campbell, assigns Edward Tor Swenson, who was an editor for a European Art Film company, to finish what the original editor was doing, and allows Edward to use his own private country cottage so Edward can go about his work in peace.

Over the course of a few days, Edward begins to loose touch with sanity. One night, he dreams about a mental asylum patient telling him to kill others to “correct the world”. When the friendly film buff, Nick, pulls up to Edward's house to deliver developed film to edited, he is rudely told to “get the Hell out of here.” Edward begins to have hallucinations about Demons, Monsters, and other creatures. When Sam comes to check up on Edward's work, he is killed by Ed, who hallucinates that he a white demon.

The next evening, Nick comes by Ed's cottage to deliver more developed film, but is beaten up by Ed, and left in Critical Condition; until a passing Toyota driver takes him to the hospital. After this, Edward kills two intruders who break into his house. Worried for her husband, Edward's wife, Barbara, and daughter go to visit him; but are almost killed by Edward, until Barbara shoots him in the shoulder with one of the intruders’ revolver. He is taken to a Mental Ward immediately after the attack.

Once he's inside the Mental Ward, Edward kills 3 doctors and a mental patient, which catches the attention of a security guard; he quickly notifies the S.W.A.T Team. Edward assaults Nick in his Hospital Room, and takes his girlfriend, Mel, who came to visit him.

Edward sedates Mel and props her on a hospital bed. Edward soon gets into a gun battle with S.W.A.T Team members, killing all of them, and gets into a stand off with The S.W.A.T Team Captain, but is soon killed by Ed.

Edward kills Mel by impaling her with Hospital Equipment. As he's about to perform surgery on Mel, he hallucinates the Mental Patient and tells Edward that he has to pay for his terrible job of correcting the world. As he's about to stab Mel again, Nick shoots Edward's hand off with the S.W.A.T Team Captain's shotgun. He shoots him again, blowing his arm off, and finally his head, finally killing him.

Nick walks up to Ed's dead body, and then to Mel's body, while a voice over of him is heard telling the audience that one day the world will be a happy place, and “it will happen.”

Cast[edit]

  • Johan Rudebeck as Edward "Eddie" Tor Swenson
  • Per Löfberg as Nick
  • Olof Rhodin as Sam Campbell
  • Camela Leierth as Mel
  • Gert Fylking as SWAT team lieutenant
  • Cecilia Ljung as Barbara
  • Dan Malmer as Zip
  • Kim Sulocki as Dix
  • Göran Lundström as Bondage Face
  • Robert Dröse as Fridge Fritz
  • Bill Moseley as the voice of the Loose Limbs killer
  • Anders Jacobsson as Car Driver
  • Kaj Steveman as Mop Boy
  • Vasa as Dr. Wrech

Production[edit]

Evil Ed was filmed in Länna-ateljéerna, Jakobsberg and Roslagstulls sjukhus in Sweden in 1995.[3] The film was shot on 16mm and blown up to 35mm.[4]

Release[edit]

Evil Ed was released on November 11, 1995 at the Stockholm International Film Festival.[5] It was released theatrically in Gothenburg and Uppsala in 1997.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Evil Ed (1997)". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlGLkDBKc5c
  3. ^ "Evil Ed (1997)". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Evil Ed (1997)". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Evil Ed (1997)". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved February 21, 2017.

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