Ed and His Dead Mother (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ed and His Dead Mother (1997)




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Though it's been a year since her death, Ed (Steve Buscemi) is still pining over his deceased mother (Miriam Margolyes). Enter a firm called Happy People Ltd, which for a hefty fee will bring Ed's mom back to life. He ponies up the money, and miracle of miracles, mother returns. At first all is bliss. But eventually dead old mom begins acting very strangely. Her habit of eating bugs is only the tip of a bizarre iceberg. Can things get any weirder? They do, when Ed's "pal" Rob (John Gries), whom mother had sent to jail during her first life, comes calling. The supporting cast includes the likes of Ned Beatty, John Glover, and Rance Howard (Ron's dad).more
Rating: PG
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Chuck Hughes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 17, 2003
PolyGram Video


Steve Buscemi
as Ed Chilton
Ned Beatty
as Uncle Benny
Miriam Margolyes
as Mabel Chilton
Sam Jenkins
as Reynolds
Rance Howard
as Rev. Praxton
Robert Harvey
as Mr. Anderson
Eric Poppick
as Sam Halibut
Warren Munson
as Uncle Bill
Jessie Jones
as Jury Foreperson
Jon Gries
as Rob Sundheimer
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Critic Reviews for Ed and His Dead Mother

All Critics (6)

Bizarre spoof that's too stupid to be funny.

Full Review… | January 21, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What REALLY happened to the old lady who swallowed a fly!

November 16, 2003

Really quirky and sometimes pretty funny.

April 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

August 14, 2005

December 22, 2002
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

July 26, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Ed and His Dead Mother


This is a crazy movie about a middle aged man who lost his mother. He is in great grief so he makes a deal with a salesman to resurrect his mother. But there is a problem, the mother turns out quite different than they expected. This movie was very weird and very funny.

Naughtia Nahazhina

Super Reviewer


I thought it was a mix between FIDO and a weak version of DEAD ALIVE. I usually love this type of film but was dissapointed.

FilmGrinder S.
FilmGrinder Stone

Ed And His Dead Mother was a different type of zombie flick but it just wasn't as funny as I thought it was gonna be.Most of the funny moments came from Ned Beatty as the perverted uncle.Other than that, It's Not something I'd watch again

Brody Manson

Super Reviewer

Ed and His Dead Mother Quotes

A.J. Pattle: Hey, we're talking the secret of life here. This is something you pick up as a Blue Light Special down at K-mart.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Uncle Benny: Shield that 'gator, no regrets later.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
A.J. Pattle: We re-animate her with a brain like this and she's going to be good for slobbering and watching 'Married With Children' and that's about it.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
A.J. Pattle: Did you know that some of the top people in Washington have been dead for years?
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)

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