• Ed Gein (2001)

Ed Gein

Release Date: May 4th, 2001

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2001

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

"Ed Gein" is based closely on the life of the famed Wisconsin serial killer. The kind folks in Plainfield, Wis., think Ed Gein is just a shy, eccentric farmer. But Ed knows differently. With the ghost of his mother compelling him, Ed can no longer resist the allure of Plainfield's women, and his fierce desire to experience a real, live kill or two.

Cast: Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgress, Sally Champlin, Carol Mansell, Nancy Linehan Charles, Pat Skipper, Travis McKenna, Craig Zimmerman

Director: Chuck Parello

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Unapix Films, Kunert/Manes Entertainment, LLC

Distributors: First Look

Keywords: 1950s, Dark, Temptation, Bar, Mother, Forbidden love, Small town

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Kevin ThomasLos Angeles Times

    At times awkward and under-inspired, creating a question as to whether so gloomy and repugnant a tale was worth telling simply for its own sake. show more

  • 50
    Paul MalcolmL.A. Weekly

    Railsback and Snodgrass struggle against caricature in their own fine performances. show more

  • 50
    Luke Y. ThompsonNew Times (L.A.)

    It's all a bit silly and predictable, but maybe that's the point. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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