from BRUCETON, TN
Reviewed on 2/10/2015...
Seen the original movie at the outdoor when I was a kid . This one was not as interesting as that one was . Similar in ways I guess just not what I was looking for
(JJC) from NEWARK, NJ
Reviewed on 1/30/2008...
America's first famous serial killer, was a very odd and quiet man named Ed Gein, who lived by himself in a large farmhouse in the small town of Plainfield, Wisconsin. After years of being tortured and haunted by his family, which also lead to the killing of his own brother, Ed started to lose his mind and furthermore studied up on very strange cultures which included shrunken heads, skin masks and costumes and cannibalism. Ed began to test his knowledge of these topics of interest with the local townsfolk...by killing them and performing unspeakable acts. Ed Gein's story paved the way and inspired the basis for "Psycho" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
"Ed Gein" is an independent film that was in very limited release, but it is a very intriguing and well done film. Steve Railsback (best known for portraying Charles Manson in "Helter Skelter") gives a remarkable performance as Ed Gein, one that should've been considered for major awards. The film definitely defines the character although I thought the film could've used a little more "meat" (hahaha couldn't resist), for it's only 89 minutes.
I highly recommend this film for you horror freaks as well as those of you who want to see a re-enactment of the life of one of history's most famous and disturbing serial killers.
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