Ed Gein | The Butcher of Plainfield

Ed Gein | The Butcher of Plainfield

It is true crime time again! This week we are covering The Grandfather of Gore, The Plainfield Ghoul, The Butcher of Plainfield himself, Ed Gein!

The monster who's real life exploits inspired some of the horror genre's most iconic killers, Ed was just a normal, if slightly slower local in Plainsfield, Wisconsin, until his gruesome crimes were discovered.

Raised by an overbearing, religious mother, her death sparked a compulsion in Ed to attempt to "become" her through graverobbing and murder.

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