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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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The life story of Ed Gein, the notorious serial killer and grave robber who inspired several classic horror films including 'Psycho' and 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'.

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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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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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Actors in several scenes can be seen breathing while they are lying prone, even though their characters are supposed to be dead. See more »

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Ed Gein: I get lonely in this house all by myself.
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Referenced in Ed Gein: From Murderer to Movies (2013) See more »

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"I hope you're hungry cuz I been a cookin'."
15 February 2004 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Ed Gein, appropriately titled, follows the life of murderer and cannibal Ed Gein. And what a lovely story it is. Ed and his dead mother have been the centerpiece for many movies. Of all the films based on Gein (Psycho, TCM, Silence of the Lambs), this may be the most reality based. However, it is also the dullest. I'm not saying it's a boring film. On the contrary it's very interesting. But when compared to those other films, it just seems lacking. There's not much gore and you don't really get to see him kill anyone. So why invest time with the film you ask. Because of Steve Railsback. Railsback performs wonderfully as the demented momma's boy. It's a joy to just sit back and watch him act. His last lines of the film are especially disturbing. This is the best of the current serial killer film craze that I have seen thus far however I do prefer the 70's film Deranged as a much creepier representation of Ed Gein's life.


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