Evil Ed is a 1997 Swedish comedy horror film directed by Anders Jacobsson. The movie stars Johan Rudebeck and Per Lofberg.
Edward Tor Swenson (Johan Rudebeck) is a film editor for the Loose Limbs horror film series. He slowly goes insane editing the gory scenes and goes on his own rampage as Evil Ed, beating the friendly film geek Nick (Per Lofberg) up, taking his girlfriend hostage and causing a shoot-out with special forces lead by Gert Fylking.
“It could have used a faster pace, funnier bits, better acting, better sets, and just more effort all around […] Don’t get me wrong, there are amusing moments to the film that made me slightly grin for a moment. If you’re careful not to get your expectations too high, a veritable cavalcade of mildly appreciative chuckles punctuated by long, awkward periods of diminishing expectation is headed your way.” All Horror
“The acting is atrocious, direction is nil and the effects range from pretty good to only so-so, but as those are the very qualities of the class of films it satirizes, all of that amazingly works in its favor.” Cinemaspin
“Some may find it a bit too stupid for their liking, but Evil Ed knows how stupid it is, and wallows in it for the duration. With plenty of goofiness and gory gags to keep your sides splitting, it’s sure to entertain even the most jaded horror fans.” Film Fiend
On 29 May 2017, Evil Ed was released in the UK and US as a 3-disc limited edition Blu-ray by Arrow Video.
Two versions of the film
Original Stereo and 5.1 Audio Options
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
Collector’s booklet with new writing on the film
Discs 1 and 2 (Blu-ray + DVD): The Special Ed-ition Cut
World premiere of the newly-extended version of the feature [95 min]
Keep ’Em Heads Rollin’ – making-of documentary
Reconstructing Edward – featurette on the creation of the Special Ed-ition cut
Teasers and Trailers
Disc 3 (Blu-ray) – The Original Cut [Limited Edition exclusive]
Original Cut [93 mins]
Lost in Brainland – never-before-seen extended 3-hour version of the making-of documentary