These Disturbing Events In Wisconsin Were So Creepy They Inspired Movies

It’s pretty much impossible to talk about horror movies without understanding the background of Plainfield’s Ed Gein. In the 1950s, when police raided his family homestead, they found atrocities so intense, so heinous, they’re nearly impossible to comprehend. What Gein did was so egregious that his story could only be told through horror movies. Normally the milieu of made-up, over the top caricatures meant to shock and scare you, Gein was so terrifying they could base their characters in reality. His background and story are the inspiration for Norman Bates (Psycho), Jame Gumb (The Silence of the Lambs) and Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

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