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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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Chuck Parello
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Railsback ... Ed Gein
Carrie Snodgress ... Augusta W. Gein
Carol Mansell ... Collette Marshall
Sally Champlin Sally Champlin ... Mary Hogan
Steve Blackwood Steve Blackwood ... Brian
Nancy Linehan Charles ... Eleanor
Bill Cross Bill Cross ... George Gein
Travis McKenna Travis McKenna ... Ronnie
Jan Hoag ... Irene Hill
Brian Evers Brian Evers ... Henry Gein
Pat Skipper ... Sheriff Jim Stillwell
Craig Zimmerman ... Pete Anderson
Nicholas Stojanovich Nicholas Stojanovich ... Dale
Dylan Kasch Dylan Kasch ... Melvin
Tish Hicks ... 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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The true story behind Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. See more »


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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,708, 6 May 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,708, 6 May 2001
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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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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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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 »

Quotes

Ed Gein: I get lonely in this house all by myself.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Written and performed by Ed Maxwell and Joel Sigerson
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Low budget hurts, but it's still good
19 August 2002 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

True story of Ed Gein who, in the 1950s, killed women or dug up their corpses and...well, just guess! Gein was the inspiration for "Psycho".

This is a factual account of what happened. There is an earlier film (1972) called "Deranged" which basically told the same story. "Deranged" is a very good, very scary and extremely gruesome movie which played fast and loose with some of the facts. This one sticks to them. It's nowhere near as sick as the earlier film and isn't even that violent or bloody (except for a scene at the end), but it made me feel uneasy. Steve Railsback's excellent performance helps. You see the madness behind his mild-mannered exterior. Also there's a solid supporting cast and some good, spooky direction. The low budget does show (some of the sets look incredibly cheap) but the film does work.

Not for the screamish or weak of stomach.


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