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Ed Gien. The Butcher of Plainfield.
Few convicted killers in the long, violent annals of American crime come close to Ed Gein for depravity and -- it should be said -- for pop-culture influence. Arrested in and tried and convicted of one murder a decade later, Gein has been cited as the inspiration for big-screen mass murderers as varied as Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies, Norman Bates in Psycho and -- perhaps especially -- Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs.
Ed Gein Crime Scene Photograph
Have you ever wondered about the events that inspired The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies? Here's the Texas Chainsaw Massacre true story and everything you need to know about it. The real-life model for terrifying horror movie psychos like Leatherface, Buffalo Bill, and Norman Bates was a man named Ed Gein, whose actual exploits were even more shocking than the movie plots they inspired. Who was this man and what did he do that made so many filmmakers fictionalize his story over the years? Read on, if you dare…. Edward Theodore Gein was born in a small Wisconsin farming community in the early s, and is one of the most notorious serial killers from Wisconsin. After her death, Ed began to act on his morbid fascination with the female body.
In the s, America was rocked by one of its most notorious and grisly murder cases. Ed Gein made headlines around the world, after the barbaric nature of his house of horror was uncovered. Gein's nightmarish story ingrained itself in American culture, and the seemingly quiet Wisconsin farm-owner has gone on to inspire horror movie plot-lines and villains ever since. Gein was arrested on 16 November , following the disappearance of store owner Bernice Worden. Worden's decapitated body was found strung up and gutted inside Gein's home, along with a museum of terrifying artefacts. Investigators found furniture made from human skin and bones, various body parts from a second victim, and a number of clothing items made from human flesh.
A photo of Ed Gein surounded by preserved samples of skin and flesh from victims and bodies dug up from the grave. A closed off room protected from the debris and disrepair seen in the rest of Gein's house.
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