Edward Theodore Gein ( / ɡiːn /; August 27, 1906  – July 26, 1984), also known as the Butcher of Plainfield or the Plainfield Ghoul, was an American murderer and body snatcher.
- Eddie, The Mad Butcher, The Plainfield Ghoul, The Plainfield Butcher, The Butcher of Plainfield
- Edward Theodore Gein, August 27, 1906, La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S.
- 2 murders confirmed, 7 suspected, 9 corpses mutilated (obtained from desecrated graves)
- Institutionalized in the Mendota Mental Health Institute
Ed Gein, in full Edward Theodore Gein, also called the Butcher of Plainfield, (born August 27, 1906, Plainfield, Wisconsin, U.S.—died July 26, 1984, Madison, Wisconsin), American serial killer whose gruesome crimes gained worldwide notoriety and inspired numerous books and horror films. Gein endured a difficult childhood.
- John Philip Jenkins
Oct 04, 2017 · Ed Gein was a notorious killer and grave robber. His activities inspired the creation of some of Hollywood's most infamous characters, including Norman Bates of 'Psycho.' Who Was Ed Gein? Ed...
Jan 29, 2022 · Born Edward Theodore Gein on Aug. 27, 1906, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Ed came of age under the influence of his religious and domineering mother, Augusta. She raised Ed and his brother Henry to believe that the world was full of evil, that women were “vessels of sin,” and that drinking and immortality were the instruments of the devil.
- All That's Interesting
Ed Gein. (397) 5.5 1 h 29 min 2001 X-Ray 18+. Based on the true story of America's first famous serial killer. Everyone in small Plainfield, Wisconsin thought Ed was just a little different, a local oddity. But Ed was tormented and haunted by years of family abuse.
- 89 min
Jul 20, 2001 · 23 Photos Biography Crime Drama The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides. Director Chuck Parello Writer Stephen Johnston Stars Steve Railsback Carrie Snodgress Carol Mansell