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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's" Leatherface, the story of real life serial killer Ed Gein is told once again. Nicknamed "The Butcher Of Plainfield," Gein was responsible for a rash of gory murders that sent shock waves through his rural Wisconsin town, and across America, in the late 1950's. Prepare to enter the evil mind and twisted world of "The Butcher Of Plainfield."
Style: disturbing, scary, rough, serious, slasher, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, violence spree, stalking, mind game, woman in danger, criminal, rivalry, who done it, figment, killer, death, mother, grave robber, grave robbing, mother son relationship, danger, deadly, crime
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas

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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 85 min.
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Duration: 92 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Duration: 80 min.
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