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From the Back Cover
Plainfield, Wisconsin in the late 1950s. Not much happens in this quiet town of 642 people. Until the population drops to 641.
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