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Ed Gein (Steve Railsback) is a simple man trying to lead a simple life on the family farm. But the farm is remote, all his family have gone, and the crops perished long ago. The ghosts of Ed's past are returning to haunt him.
Ed's only support and sole influence in life was his domineering mother Augusta (Carrie Snodgrass), and she loved Ed to a fault. Raising him with a mix of strict discipline and daily Bible readings, Ed is no stranger to the concept of sin and the terrible repercussions for those who indulged in the weaknesses of the flesh.
But since his mother died a few years ago things have never been the same and Ed now has the time and space to indulge his peculiar interests. Reincarnation. Head-shrinking. Cannibalism. And the endless delights of female anatomy
Spending evenings in the local cemetery, he returns to burn the midnight oil back at the farm. With the guidance of Gray's Anatomy and human remains Ed creates his own interior d cor, a lampshade, soup bowl and boxes of trinkets. His finest work is the human-skin suit he wears on special occasions.
Trying to block out the voices he hears in his head, Ed just cannot ignore the pleas of his mother, which are becoming louder and more insistent. Augusta doesn't like the look of the promiscuous barmaid Mary Hogan (Sally Champlin), or the owner of the local hardware store Colette Marshall (Carol Mansell) and her directives must be followed to the gruesome end
A gripping film and a fine performance by Railsback, even though he bears little physical resemblance to Gein. Well worth watching.Published 1 month ago by Flossieraptor
I thought this film was short not many murders in it his house was covered in body parts I know some came from graves and I would love to have seen him cut up the bodies.Published 8 months ago by Miss Krissy Turner
This is a very good book to read. It arrived on time and in good nick. I would suggest this to othersPublished 12 months ago by MISS KELLY STEVENS
Not read this book yet I have only picked up snippets about him . Iam wading through my collection of true crimes and murders but seems very interesting . Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sparkle queen
This is a great DVD if like me, you are into serial killer genre. There is definitely some links to Psycho in this film, but In my opinion, this film is better!Published on 11 Sept. 2012 by Mel Henderson
It is well-known that Ed Gein was the real-life inspiration for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Psycho. Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2010 by Close Range.
This film was a very innacurate portrayal of Ed Gein. I base this on the fact that I've read a lot of credible sources with information about his life, including the book... Read morePublished on 22 July 2009 by Ms. E. C. Danaher