Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)

Ed GeinThis isn’t the first movie made about Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein. You know, the one that killed women and made little outfits out of their skin. I watched it purely out of fan loyalty to Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7,8,9, X, Hatchet). It’s great to see him in front of the camera without a mask. Personally, I had a hard time differentiating him from his character. That being said. I think he did a great job. He certainly plays the intimidating brute well. He shares some screen time with Michael Berryman, another horror icon (The Hills Have Eyes, Devils Rejects). As far as historical accuracy goes, I think I preferred the 2000 version called “In the Light of the Moon”

Rating: 2 out of 5.