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Real Life "Silence of the Lambs"

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This isn't really breaking news, in fact it's old news, but I heard the name on Criminal Minds and decided to look it up. If the movie wasn't based on this story, it surely could have been.

http://crime.about.com/od/murder/p/gein.htm

Completely creepy!
post #2 of 12
Reminds me more of SotL and the Texas Chain Saw Massaqures. I've heard of the name before - it could have been mentioned being the "source" for the Lambs.

Both cases are very creepy. The Texas one is based on a true story of a family.
post #3 of 12
Wow....that is really creepy and horrible
post #4 of 12
He was one creepy man!!!
post #5 of 12
If you're interested, A&E had a special on Ed Gein. That's the YouTube link. He was the inspiration for quite a few fictional serial killers.
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Reminds me more of SotL and the Texas Chain Saw Massaqures. I've heard of the name before - it could have been mentioned being the "source" for the Lambs.

Both cases are very creepy. The Texas one is based on a true story of a family.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacres are not based on a true story. They actually stemmed from Gein and were enhanced to make some pretty creepy movies. Gein was used as a reference for several creepy movies.

http://www.texaschainsawmassacre.net/FAQ.htm

http://www.texaschainsawmassacre.net/Convinced.htm

Yah, I'm a thriller/horror buff.... love reading bout serial killers.

I watched the Ed Gein movie, and frankly it stunk.
post #7 of 12
Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs were all very loosely based on Ed Gein. He's creepy and was definitely very disturbed, but he actually can't be described as a serial killer since he only *actually* killed two, and the official classification begins at three. No doubt he would have gone that way, except that he was so mentally unstable that he didn't try to evade police. Thank goodness the authorities caught him when they did.
post #8 of 12
Oh, I always thought the Texas one was about a real family
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Oh, I always thought the Texas one was about a real family
Me too Especially when I watched TCM with the police footage.... I thought it was real too, so I did some investigating... Serial killers intrigue me.. just how their brains work and such.
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Serial killers intrigue me.. just how their brains work and such.
Serial killers are kind of a "pet project" of mine. I have probably hundreds of killer books and true crime and forensic psychology and profiling books. Besides the collection type books where Ed Gein is featured, I have at least one that is just about him.
post #11 of 12
As far Back as the psycho Movies, Ed Gein Is the basis For many Horror Movies. Texas Chainsaw Massacre Is no way Based On a true Story, Save The inspiration Of gein. One of my favorite Interests.
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Serial killers are kind of a "pet project" of mine. I have probably hundreds of killer books and true crime and forensic psychology and profiling books. Besides the collection type books where Ed Gein is featured, I have at least one that is just about him.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds serial killers interesting
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