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).
Comedy , Horror
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PolyGram Video


Steve Buscemi
as Ed Chilton
Ned Beatty
as Uncle Benny
Miriam Margolyes
as Mabel Chilton
John Glover
as Pattle
Sam Jenkins
as Reynolds
Rance Howard
as Rev. Praxton
Robert Harvey
as Mr. Anderson
Eric Poppick
as Sam Halibut
Warren Munson
as Uncle Bill
Biff Yeager
as Cop #2
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 15, 2003

Really quirky and sometimes pretty funny.

April 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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August 14, 2005

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December 21, 2002
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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July 26, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Ed and His Dead Mother

Steve Buscemi lives with his uncle Ned Beatty since his mother died a year prior. He's still very upset about her death, and meets someone who represents a company which can bring her back to life. His mom starts to behave oddly, and soon realizes he'll have to keep paying the company for injections to keep her acting correctly. Steve starts to get romantically involved with a woman, though his mother is very disapproving. In some ways similar to Dead Alive, but nowhere as good.


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 Stone
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
Brody Manson

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