The Butcher Of Plainfield
AGE: Died At The Age Of 77
PLACE OF BIRTH: La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
CURRENT LOCATION: Hell
In the grand pantheon of notorious serial killers, Edward Theodore Gein stood tall, like a giant among mortals. He was raised by an abusive mother and an alcoholic father, and after their untimely demise, Ed descended into a life of solitude and obsession. His neighbors thought him 'odd', but little did they know, Ed was suffering from a severe Oedipal complex and undiagnosed schizophrenia.
Alas, his deteriorating mental health led him to murder two of his fellow townsfolk. And though decades have passed since his heinous crimes, Ed's twisted legacy lives on, inspiring films such as 'Psycho', 'Three On A Meathook', 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', and 'The Silence Of The Lambs'.
But while the world saw Ed as a monster among men, Satan himself recognized what lurked beneath the surface.
And so it is that we join Ed in 'ED GEIN: DEMON HUNTER', seven years after his death, summoned by the Prince of Darkness to return to Plainfield and hunt down a deranged demon who has escaped the bowels of Hell with a mind to destroy everything in existence. But before Ed can banish this malevolent fiend back to its infernal realm, he must first confront the demons that reside within himself.
Ed is a complex character, not quite a hero, anti-hero, or protagonist in his own story. Rather, he is simply the lead, a man driven by a childlike desire to win the approval of the mother he spent his life (and afterlife) pining for. His journey is not one of redemption, but rather an exploration of his own tragic past, a middle-aged man grappling with the knowledge that his mother abused him as a child. He's quirky, sensitive, and decidedly strange.
Ed's peculiar sensibilities often manifest themselves in his demeanor, and he can often be found chuckling to himself, particularly when surrounded by all things macabre.
Deep down, Ed just wants to be loved and accepted for who he is, for the bullying he has endured his entire life to cease, and for the world to see that despite his eccentricities, he can make a meaningful contribution to society.