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Ed Gein (2000)

In the Light of the Moon (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 20 July 2001 (UK)
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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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Augusta W. Gein
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Collette Marshall
Sally Champlin ...
Mary Hogan
Steve Blackwood ...
Brian
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Eleanor
Bill Cross ...
George Gein
Travis McKenna ...
Ronnie
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Irene Hill
Brian Evers ...
Henry Gein
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Sheriff Jim Stillwell
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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,708, 6 May 2001, Limited Release

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$5,708, 6 May 2001
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Trivia

The scene with Steve Railsback dancing in the moonlight while wearing a woman's skin was done in a single take. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ed Gein: I get lonely in this house all by myself.
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Version of Three on a Meathook (1972) See more »

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Selfish Heart
Written and performed by Ed Maxwell and Joel Sigerson
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It doesn't get any better than this!
6 October 2001 | by 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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