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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)

Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The ... See full summary »

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... Ed Gein
... Erica
... Jack
... Vera 'Momma' Mason
... Bobby Mason
... Sheriff (as Tim Oman)
... Sue Layton
... Rick Layton
Matteo Indelicato ... Deputy Coley
... Deputy Lyle
... Sylvia Anguerson
... Becky
... Avary
Jay Wilkins ... Graveyard Security Guard
... Federal Employee
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Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's" Leatherface, the story of real life serial killer Ed Gein is told once again. Nicknamed "The Butcher Of Plainfield," Gein was responsible for a rash of gory murders that sent shock waves through his rural Wisconsin town, and across America, in the late 1950's. Prepare to enter the evil mind and twisted world of "The Butcher Of Plainfield." Written by alfiehitchie

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Rated R for strong violence and disturbing graphic images | See all certifications »

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6 March 2007 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Kane Hodder's tattoos and burn scars are clearly visible through out the movie. See more »

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Version of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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12 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

This was, without a doubt, the worse horror movie I have ever seen.... Forget the fact that the story had little to do with the facts of Ed Gein... Ed Gein's story is horrific & this movie ignored the facts and strayed way off course. Acting, on all levels, was pathetic. Story, again, for some unknown reason didn't go into the horrific facts. Could have been so scary if it would have stuck to the facts. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? TERRIBLE MOVIE! Steve Railsback version was much, much better. Don't waste a penny on this terribly made flick... And, why ignore the reality of the horrific events? That alone would make for a great story. Man, makes you wonder why this would ever be approved for release. Why spend so much money on a movie that will never make a penny (except for my wasted $5...


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