A to Z List: “E” for “Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield” (2007)

Director: Michael Feifer

Writer: Michael Feifer

Release Date: March 6, 2007

Release Format: Video

MPAA Rating: Rated R

Horror Sub-Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror


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.”

If you like movies inspired by true stories, or movies based on serial killers, “Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield” is just one of many films that you definitely want to watch.



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