Eddie "a bit of an oddball" Gein

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  1. Buechlers_beard

    Buechlers_beard Active Member

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    I'm curious of there are any Ed Gein influenced movies that aren't on my radar! Aside from the obvious:

    Ed Gein
    Ed Gein: Butcher of Plainfield
    Deranged
    Texas Chain Saw
    Silence of the Lambs
    Hitchcock
    Etc.

    It's a bit of a shame that not one movie has really embodied the filthy realism of what really happened, as well as a perfect performance of ol' Eddie.

    I kinda hope that maybe American Crime Story could cover him, but that's just wishful thinking.

    Anywhere else out there I can get a Gein fix?
     
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    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    Psycho is the obvious one missing from your list. Also Three on a Meathook.
     
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    Of course! I actually prefer the sequels to the original Psycho.

    Three on a Meathook! All the DVDS seem to be of a VHS rip and look awful. Maybe Arrow or someone will pick it up, I've never seen it.
     
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    You're not missing much. One good kill scene and the rest of the film is like watching paint dry.
     
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    Honestly, I kinda expected that. Pretty much why I've not sought it out so far. Thanks for clarifying though.
     
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    I did a quick Google search because this thread had me a little curious myself. Found a couple lists, but the only title mentioned that hasn't been mentioned here is Motel Hell.

    I don't think Motel Hell deliberately took from the Ed Gein story though, so personally I wouldn't include it. Just thought I'd throw it out there anyway. Along those same lines is The Folks At Red Wolf Inn.
     
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    I actually enjoyed 3 on a Meathook a lot. And I'd say there were at least two good kill scenes. One with the hatchet (I think you're thinking of that one) and one with the pick axe. But I enjoyed the Amityville-ish ones before too.

    I'd love to have Arrow release this, if also because of its $20,000 budget. Quite a sight if you take that into consideration.
     
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    Actually, it's the one with the pick axe that I was thinking of. I don't remember the hatchet killing. Guess it didn't make much of an impression..LOL.
     
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    Red Wolf Inn is new to me!!!! Thanks for that. Love Motel Hell.
     
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    I liked the one with Steve Railsback and Carrie Snodgress, though I only watched the TV edit on Chiller. I actually don't know a lot about Gein other than he was the inspiration for Psycho, Chainsaw and Deranged. There must be a good documentary about him out there somewhere.
     
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    If you have the remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre on blu-ray or the 2-disc Platinum Series DVD, there is one on there I believe.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, Cpt Hook. I think I do have the 2 disc DVD. Sad that I have so many I can't even remember what I've got anymore.
     
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    Also, check out the book Deviant by Harold Schechter. Very good recap of the Gein story.

    I had another book about Gein that actually had crime scene photos of Bernice Worden's corpse. I lent it to my brother and it disappeared. We both think his wife found it and immediately threw it in the trash.
     
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    Americas Most Bizarre Murderer by Judge Robert Gollmar. Great book from a different perspective.
     
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    Probably the best/most accurate version on film. Unfortunately the US version is full screen, but the UK and French DVD'S are both wide-screen, if you're interested in picking one up.
     
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    Excellent book. I own a copy and the book by Gollmar. I believe Gollmar was the judge who oversaw Gein's trial. The Schechter book is outstanding.
     
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    Yes he was. Love Deviant!
     
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    I highly recommend that doc. It made quite the impression on me. I remeber discussing it with my brother on the phone after watching it.

    Ed Gein: The Ghoul of Plainfield (Documentary) (2004)
     
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    I looked this exact title up on You Tube - it's there in three separate parts - total length around 25-30 minutes of your time. I'd never seen this documentary before. Good stuff. It very thorough and concise. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    It'd pretty good. Although it does use a great deal.of footage from the Chainsaw remake. Still, it's a good watch.
     
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