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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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We can see that the cash register at the local store reads $2.22 before Gein's purchase is rung up. When we hear the distinct sound of the cash reel mechanisms, the clerk tells Ed "that'll be $2.22" even though nothing moved. A few days later Ed steals the cash register and puts it in the back of a delivery truck, and the readout still shows $2.22. Clearly a non-working cash register that the producers tried to get too much mileage out of. 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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