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Kemper (2008)

A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.

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Rick Bitzelberger

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Jack Perez (as J. Perez)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Stapleton ... Harris
Robert Sisko ... Ed
Sean Thomas Sean Thomas ... Ross
Jordan Blanchard Jordan Blanchard ... Young Ed
Andy E. Horne ... McCormack (as Andy Horne)
Zarah Mahler ... Peggy
Samantha Colburn ... Alice
Robin DeMarco ... Carol (as Robin Demarco)
Ken Weiss Ken Weiss ... Mayor Turner
Patricia Place Patricia Place ... Ma Kemper
Kate Danson Kate Danson ... Annie
Adrienne Andersen Adrienne Andersen ... Waitress
Paul Speckman Paul Speckman ... Officer Phil
Stephanie Skewes ... Young Hitch Hiker
Nancy Harding ... Josie Murrow (as Nancy A. Harding)
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A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.

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A Human Monster

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ed Kemper - Mein Freund, der Killler See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Goofs

In the Hospital files from Atascadero State Hospital, Kemper's full name is stated as "Edward Kemper", as someone probably assumed that Ed was a short for Edward. This is incorrect: Ed in this case is a short for Edmund, and in this context they most likely would've used his full name, Edmund Emil Kemper III. See more »

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Features Are You Scared? (2006) See more »

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Kemper
9 October 2008 | by JackAwfulSee all my reviews

Maybe it was my mood, maybe I was drawn in by the "based on a true story" lure, but I found this film peculiarly entertaining. I don't know how accurate it is as to the facts, but we do know there was this strange killer. The problem with the facts has to do with the description of Ed Kemper being a serial killer of the sixties and seventies, yet we're seeing newer cars and cell phones. Maybe I'm just obtuse, but when TV shows like the new "Life On Mars" are more accurately portraying a time period I have to wonder. Still, I was sucked in by the presentation and the story enough to watch it until the end. It's not that gory and it does rely heavily on character, it might be too mild for those seeking a real creep-out.


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