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The film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre truth behind the true story that shocked American society during the 60’s horrific crimes of Edward Theodore Gein hand murderer who inspired the making popular film. This series of shocking discoveries have since been subject of inspiration for countless stories of murderers. The serial murderer Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs has obvious roots in the findings of Gein’s farm, being a subject experiencing pleasure and morbid fascination with the skin of their victims with that carried out rituals sick transvestites.
Then Arthur Bloch was inspired to create Gein Norman Bates dysfunctional that the murderer was brought to the big screen in Psychosis, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Another film that partially reproduce the facts of Plainfield, is The texas chainsaw massacre and although there is a character in the film is exactly Gein, several aspects perfectly recall the farm psychopath in question. This film texas chainsaw massacre put it back into the picture the monster of Wisconsin in the mid-70s until recently was a remake starring Jessica Biehl. However, and incredibly, Eddie Gein was not more than might be linked to the death of two people, including questioning his presence in the lists of serial murderers in the world. To remember that we talked about, this is the tamping of the film we all know.
Now back to reality, as have officials from the police, the evening of December 8, 1954, a farmer from Plainfield, Wisconsin, entered “the tavern Hogan” to drink on that cold winter afternoon when he discovered with horror lot of blood covering the floor. The owner Mary Hogan, had disappeared. The commissioner noted that there were no apparent signs of fight and the cash register was full, but determined that the woman had been murdered and that his body had been dragged to a waiting car outside.
Forensic reports only confirmed the conclusions reached by the commissioner and not thrown any light on the case. All they could compile data not led up any suspects, so the disappearance of Mary Hogan was a mystery to the police and to the inhabitants of the small town.
A month after this event, the sawmill owner Wisconsin commented on the case with a man of slight build, middle-aged, blond hair, blue eyes and shy who lived in a wooden farm a few kilometers away. His name was Ed Gein, who lived alone since the death of his mother in 1945 and made his living doing odd jobs to residents of Plainfield, since it had a small government pension. It was his skill in this type of work, which became known among locals as a hardworking, dutiful, reliable but eccentric person. The owner of the sawmill did not get along very well with Gein. It was extremely difficult to talk to him because sometimes he began to laugh nervously without grounds as an unbalanced, or their inopportune comments that left the other person without knowing what to say.
This time, the man recalled that Gein used to sit alone in a corner of the tavern staring at the owner of the local absorbed in thought with a pitcher of beer, and assumed he was in love with the woman. He suggested jokingly that if he had spoken to Mary clearly their feelings, probably at that time would be on his farm cooking and waiting again rather than have disappeared, presumably murdered. Gein, with a strange gesture rolled his eyes and replied with one of his famous smiles: “Not missing now is on the farm.”. The man shrugged and did not take him seriously, after all, was the kind of comment that was expected of him … could not imagine what he had done.
He was born on August 27, 1906, son of austere religious fanatic mother who despised his weak and drunken husband. When both argued, they used to often, the man got drunk and beat her two children, but one showed with little Ed. She considered all the village women as sinners, and forbade his children to approach these women they lived in constant sin.
From the outset, Ed’s life was completely dominated by his mother, who had promised herself that her son would never be like those lecherous men, atheists and drunk that he saw around him. Still a very hard discipline punishing their children, and unable to give them the comfort and love of a mother. Gein had no contact with other children, because everyone assumed in the eyes of this mother a threat to the moral purity of her son. His father died when he was a boy and his brother during a wildfire, leaving Ed as the only “mama’s boy”. So for thirty-nine years until the woman died victim of a heart attack, leaving behind a dependent man, repressed and only in a world that barely understood. Saturday morning November 16, 1957, Ed Gein murdered the owner of the hardware store people, Bernice Worden, shooting a bullet with his old hunting rifle .22 Also this time the body was in the van, leaving the soil waterlogged local blood. But this time, there would be a witness … the ledger.
In his last entry, containing the name of Ed Gein, who would have sold his last antifreeze. In the photo of his last victim, Bernice Worden, taken by the police at the time of the inspection of his home, the corpse was decapitated and the body completely open, scene police officers will never forget. Gein was arrested, while two other policemen were immediately directed towards his farm with the intention of carrying out a thorough search of the property.
Upon entering, the commissioner felt something brush her shoulder, and turning ran into a woman’s decapitated body with a deep hole in the stomach hanging from the ceiling. After recovering from the shock horror they had witnessed, and after radio for help, the two men returned to the house. The corpse hung from a hook by the ankle and with a wire he had held the other foot to a pulley. They had cut the body from the chest to the base of the abdomen, and the guts glistened as if they had been washed and cleaned. There was no doubt that the cause of the terrifying spectacle was a sick person. It was hard to believe that a human being could live there. Everywhere mountains of garbage and waste, cardboard boxes, empty cans, rusty tools, droppings, pornographic magazines, horror and human anatomy, gum stuck into the cups and a denture on the tablecloth looked.
There were several skulls for cooking, some halved and used as bowls. Later, as more patrol cars arrived, it was discovered inside the house all the horror that lurked there. There were several skulls strewn about the kitchen, some intact and others cut in half and used as bowls. A closer inspection revealed that one of the kitchen chairs was made with human skin, such as lampshades, paper, covers knives and even a garment such as a vest or belt formed with nipples humans.
Among the most egregious findings, some boxes were found with human remains belonging to different unidentified bodies, the heart and severed head of Bernice Worden in a plastic bag, a collection of nine masks of human skin with intact hair, which four hung on the wall that surrounded the bed Gein, etc.
There was decorated inside his wooden house with those masks made with strips of skin from genuine human faces and skulls hanging from the columns of his bed. The only room in the house that seemed normal was sealed with planks on the door and perfectly ordered … his mother. Since his mother died in 1945, twelve years before, the room had been nailed shut as a tomb.
Ed Gein told police after his arrest that after his death, his mother kept in touch with him for more than a year, speaking as he dozed. He said he had been at the time when he developed his fascination with anatomy. The case of Ed Gein is, from a medical point of view, one of the most complex of criminology. Voyeurism, fetishism, transvestism and may necrophilia, formed his personality. However, as they got to know her true story it became clear that these perversions were mere manifestations of a deep psychosis, a mental disorder that had its roots in the abnormal relationship he had with the mother.
Gein died of respiratory failure on July 26, 1984 as an old man, after decades of confinement in a psychiatric unit for psychotic Hospital of Wisconsin, which turned out to be a model patient. All nurses said it looked like a cute and harmless man. In a test at the hospital, he had to explain known sayings. Doctor saying: “A bird in the hand than a hundred flying” Ed Gein chuckled and said, “If you have a bird in hand and squeeze too much, you can kill.” The doctors decided he could not go outside world. Today, his remains rest in the cemetery of Plainfield, next to those of her mother.
The Deranged 1974 film starring Roberts Blossom, is based on the character. Similarly, home decoration film Massacre in Texas, and the murderer Leatherface (Leatherface) and mask of human skin, are clearly inspired by Gein. In the TV series Prison Break, the character Theodore T-Bag, with many people identifies appears.