You know, I always noted the 'based on a true story' or 'based on factual events' lead-ins to the movies he inspired, but I never really pursued his case beyond that. Been a fan of the Texas Chainsaw movies, both old and new- though I prefer supernatural horror, I have to acknowledge some classics in the genre, you know?
Thanks for a fascinating at this 'monster behind the movies'.
I keep forgetting that Silence of the Lambs had some influences from Gein.
Then I remember Buffalo Bill and it suddenly makes sense.
I don't know why, but Gein is an interesting figure to read about. I mean, yeah, he was a sick and twisted figure, but it's interesting how he inspired a lot of horror fiction due to his... activities. I'm personally more into the psychological aspects of horror rather than serial killer horror, but there are a few psychological horror movies that have those Gein influences that just make it extra creepy and just a whole lot of 'nope' in them.
Augusta Gein; world's greatest mum. Weird though, one not-spoken-or-visited nan is apparently as batshit as that. Won't go into details, suffice to say not a good human. Does not bode well, genetically speaking. sigh At least a generation's distance has kept it mostly out of sight. Minds can be funny things.
and for the person who has everything his hatchet he used was sold online a couple of years back