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Ed Gein (2000)

In the Light of the Moon (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 20 July 2001 (UK)
The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.

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Augusta W. Gein
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Collette Marshall
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Eleanor
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George Gein
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Pete Anderson
Nicholas Stojanovich ...
Dale
Dylan Kasch ...
Melvin
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Leigh Cross
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The true story of Edward Gein, the farmer whose horrific crimes inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. This is the first film to Gein's tormented upbringing, his adored but domineering mother, and the 1957 arrest uncovered the most bizarre series of murders America has ever seen. Written by Anonymous

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$5,708, 6 May 2001, Limited Release

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$5,708, 6 May 2001
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Steve Railsback spent two and a half months prepping for the role of Ed Gein. For example, Railsback read five books on Gein to research the part. See more »

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Both Ed's mother and, later, Ed himself read passages from the Book of Revelation in the Bible (primarily focused on the 'whore of Babylon')... but they are reading from about the first 10% of the book, while Revelation is the very last part of the book. However; Augusta and Ed often read the story of Noah, found in Genesis. See more »

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Ed Gein: I get lonely in this house all by myself.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Selfish Heart
Written and performed by Ed Maxwell and Joel Sigerson
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Reasonable but disappointing.
21 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

The bizarre story of Ed Gein has inspired many portrayals of screen serial killers, and will no doubt continue to do so. Because in this case the truth really IS stranger than fiction!

The obscure 1970s cult flick 'Deranged' changed the name of Gein to "Ezra Cobb", but stuck pretty much to the facts. 'Ed Gein' fails to surpass that overlooked movie. It has one or two good moments but I couldn't help but be disappointed.

The best thing by far about it is the strong performance of Steve Railsback as Gein. He gives it his best shot, and is almost as good as Roberts Blossom ('Deranged's star), but I don't feel that the movie overall is as effective. Railsback is a talented actor ('Helter Skelter', 'The Stunt Man') who has spent the last twenty years in b-grade hell ('Turkey Shoot', 'Lifeforce', 'Scissors', 'Barb Wire', 'Vanishing Point', 'Disturbing Behavior'). He deserves better, but I don't think this movie is going to help any. Too bad, because as usual he is much better than the material he has to work with. Better luck next time Steve!


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