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||IMDB Rating: 5.6/10 from 16 votes
||Release: 20 July 2001 (UK) /
||Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
||Director: Stephen Johnston,
||Stars: Bill Cross, Brian Evers, Carol Mansell, Carrie Snodgress, Craig Zimmerman, Dylan Kasch, Jan Hoag, Nancy Linehan Charles, Nicholas Stojanovich, Pat Skipper, Sally Champlin, Steve Blackwood, Steve Railsback, Tish Hicks, Travis McKenna
||Synopsis: The true story of Edward Gein, the farmer whose horrific crimes inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. This is the first film to Gein's tormented upbringing, his adored but domineering mother, and the 1957 arrest uncovered the most bizarre series of murders America has ever seen. Written by Anonymous
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I caught this film on cable expecting a real waste of time (hey, I wasn't
busy), but was very surprised to see that there was a lot more to this movie
than it seems on the surface.
Yes, 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre', 'Psycho', 'Silence of the Lambs', and
numerous other films have been "loosely" based on the story of Ed. These are
all far better horror movies and, with the exception of 'Psycho', depend
very heavily on blood & guts. However, all three of those films were
fictional accounts. There's something considerably more horrific about the
fact that these events actually happened (although many names were changed
to protect the innocent/dead/consumed).
Yet another case of showing what happens when children are raised without a
sense of love, compassion or happiness. Jeffery Dahmer's problems had very
similar origins, as did several other serial killers (and, I'm sure, many
who are still out there). Instead of 'love and affection', Ed and his
brother are given large doses of 'fire & brimstone'... Ed accepts this
without question, although his brother does not (much to Ed's dismay), and
the combination of the twisted religious concepts his mother imposed upon
him (to her, there seemed to be no good in the Bible, only 'Revelations' and
in particular the
'Whore of Babylon', which all other women seemed to be in her mind... upon
which most of his killings are attributed to, granted through his
schizophrenic delusions of his mother).
Regardless of what made him what he turned out to be, the sensationalistic
qualities of the true events are better left for those who wish to learn
more. This film touches on much of the creepiness, but explains little
motivation (aside from his religious 'logic')... I believe this is
intentional, as the movie is really telling the life story of Ed Gein rather
than describing his tabloid exploits.
Oddly enough, I was not left with a feeling of disgust, repulsion or anger
with Ed; Ed was a surprisingly sympathetic character that you feel more
pathos for than anything else. Steve Railsback again has done a wonderful
job of portraying a historical sicko (after his wild-eyed performance as
Charlie Manson in 'Helter Skelter'), and is utterly convincing.
This is a psychological profile rather than a case history. They hint at
several motivations in the film (his comment at the bar of "...any of y'all
fellas ever considered changing your sex, like they do in Sweden?", his
'skin suit', his 'rituals' where he is attempting to resurrect his dead
mother, etc), but ultimately it is simply the delusions of his mother that
drive him to action... actions, which in most case, Ed really seems to
object to; but being a loyal son, he obeys his mother.
They do not focus on the truly bizarre elements, such as the skull bowls or
the skin lampshades, because for the most part this film is told through the
mind of Ed... and these things would have been nothing special to Ed, just
another hobby like books on Nazi atrocities, cannibalism, shrunken heads,
and taxidermy. To him, these artifacts were simple furnishings that he
didn't think twice about. I also question that the skull bowls were
something that were used a lot; I believe that they were the equivalent of
his 'fine china' that he brought out for special occasions (like have his
next dinner over for dinner).
My wife felt that Ed should not have been found insane because he knew what
he was doing was wrong. I disagree with that. While he may have known that
what he was doing could get him in trouble, were he to get caught, he
clearly felt that he was doing what mother told him to do, which for him was
the 'right' thing to do... never mind the fact that he accepts these
instructions from a delusion (compare this to Russell Crowe's character in
'A Beautiful Mind'... he has delusions as well, but he ultimately
acknowledges them as delusions and can ignore them... Ed is so focused on
bringing his mother back, that he wouldn't ignore his delusion even if he
knew she was not real - it might seem strange to compare the two films, but
I happened to see them back to back).
In the end, do we learn anything new? Not really. Do we learn anything about
ourselves? Not really. Do we learn anything about human nature? Only that we
seem to be fascinated with these sort of aberrations. Serial killers and
mass murderers have become the 'freak show' of modern times, and it's ok to
stare at them... at least, that's the way it seems. The film 'bookends' with
actual footage of his neighbors at the beginning of the film talking about
what a quiet, normal guy Ed was, and ends with actual footage of the real Ed
being hauled away by the police.
To say that the aforementioned films were based on the life of Ed is like
saying that a film about chopping down trees is based on the life of George
Washington; they only take snippets of his tale. "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
takes the 'leatherface' mask, bone sculptures and indirect cannibalism
(since they are selling the meat, it is a different type of cannibalism),
but Ed certainly had no commercial operation; "Psycho" takes the aspects of
his isolation, taxidermic skills, and the delusions of his domineering dead
mother; "Silence of the Lambs" takes the cannibalism (true cannibalism,
which Ed was a 'fan' of), the sexual identity issues, and the idea of
dressing up as a woman (as opposed to dressing up LIKE a woman)... but none
of these are as horrible as what really happened. To tell the true story of
Ed Gein, in full Technicolor blood & guts, would be far more than what most
audiences could stomach...
Not a bad film, not a great film. Great performance by Railsback. Best to
see if you know a little bit about Ed to begin with, but not required... the
actual atrocities are not as interesting as the man himself and how he came
to be what he was.
Tags for In the Light of the Moon Full Movie
, Brian Evers
, Carol Mansell
, Carrie Snodgress
, Craig Zimmerman
, Dylan Kasch
, Jan Hoag
, Nancy Linehan Charles
, Nicholas Stojanovich
, Pat Skipper
, Sally Champlin
, Steve Blackwood
, Steve Railsback
, Tish Hicks
, Travis McKenna
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