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Added by Hexenkult on 30 Mar 2010 09:55
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Ed Gein on Film

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Decade: Rating: List Type:
People who added this item 4204 Average listal rating (2784 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
1960 (June 16) - USA - Alfred Hitchcock

Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates (whose character is loosely based on Gein)
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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 4.5
1972 - USA - William Girdler

Loosely based on the Ed Gein crimes
People who added this item 140 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
Deranged (1976)
1974 (February) - Canada/USA - Jeff Gillen / Alan Ormsby

Roberts Blossom as Ezra Cobb (Deranged is directly based on Ed Gein, though no real names were used due to legal reasons)
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People who added this item 1932 Average listal rating (1248 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
1974 (October 1) - USA - Tobe Hooper

Gunnar Hansen as Leatherface (his character was loosely based on Ed Gein. Another element in Texas Chainsaw Massacre inspired by Gein is the rural farmhouse adorned with human furniture/remains, etc.)
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People who added this item 158 Average listal rating (99 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6
Motel Hell (1980)
1980 (October 18) - USA - Kevin Connor

Rory Calhoun as Farmer Vincent (again, very loosely based on the crimes of Ed Gein, Motel Hell is more of a horror parody/pastiche of Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
People who added this item 290 Average listal rating (160 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Maniac (1980)
1980 (December 26) - USA - William Lustig

The late Joe Spinell as Frank Zito (a character who is very very loosely based on Gein, in that he suffered extreme mental abuse by his mother, which eventually leads him to kill women who he feels are "unclean" - prostitutes, etc.)
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1991 (February 14) - USA - Jonathan Demme

Ted Levine as "Buffalo Bill" (his character was loosely based on Gein - the human skin suits, cross-dressing, etc.)
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1993 - USA - Jonathan Wacks

Steve Buscemi as Ed Chilton (a dark comedy, very loosely based on Ed Gein)
1994 - USA - Jim Van Bebber (short film)

Mark Gillespie as John Martin (very loosely inspired by Gein)
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People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
Ed Gein (2000)
2000 (November 17) - USA/Portugal - Chuck Parello

Steve Railsback as Ed Gein
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2004 - USA - Michelle Palmer
documentary / short
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2007 (March 6) - USA - Michael Feifer

Kane Hodder as a very "beefy" Ed Gein
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.1
2010 - USA - Steve Russell

graverobbing, murder and...musical numbers!

A list of films based on or inspired by the crimes of Wisconsin ghoul, Ed Gein. The list is in chronological order by date of release.

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