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Ed Gein (2000)
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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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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 (USA) (4 May 2001)

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ESP 89,594,481 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The Anderson home, where Ed is captured at the end of the movie, is the same house used as the Jarvis' home in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984). See more »

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Although Gein has often been referred to as having been a cannibal, he never confessed to such nor was any evidence of actual cannibalism ever found. See more »

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Version of Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007) See more »

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It doesn't get any better than this!
6 October 2001 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

This brilliantly eerie little film recounts in gruesome, and sometimes morbidly funny detail, the dastardly deeds of 1950's killer Ed Gein. Gein, who on the surface was a quiet, laid-back Wisconsin citizin, was really a raving lunatic who indulged in such gruesome activities as grave-robbing and out-right murder. This is the second attempt at filming the strange life of Ed Gein(the first was 1974's DERANGED), and I think the best(though DERANGED isn't too far behind). Steve Railsback is simply amazing as Gein. Railsback is such a gifted actor that he makes his looney-tunes character quite likable, and that's not easy to do. The supporting cast, which includes Carrie Snodgress as Gein's fanatical mother, is also excellent, but this is Railsback's show all the way, and what a perversely entertaining show it is!


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