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A beautiful blond undresses and steps into the shower only to be attacked a few moments later by a man in womans clothing who stabs her to death Lost teenagers stumble onto a terrifying family of cannibals who dress in human skin and create furniture and ornaments from human bone and flesh A vicious serial killer kidnaps and slaughters young girls so that he can create a suit from human skin and thus transform himself into a woman Sound familiar Of course it does These are portions of the plots from three chilling films called PSYCHO THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS They are three films after which you can leave the theater and tell yourself thank god its only a movie Or can you Because you see elements of each of these blood-curdling films actually occurred In real life though the killers name was not Norman Bates Leatherface or Jame Gumb but Edward Gein Ed Gein grew up on a farm a few miles outside of the town of Plainfield Wisconsin Both of Eds parents were very strict Beatings and harsh words were often exchanged between him and his parents However in 1940 his father George Gein died from a heart attack Ed was now left with his mother who he loved dearly He begged his mother not to die and not to leave his side However in 1945 his mother Augusta died of a massive stroke Ed Gein now 39 years old was left alone to fend for himself It was at this point that he began his descent into dark and terrifying madness For some time no one seemed to notice Old Ed Gein would never hurt anybody He was a strange little guy who didnt even like the sight of blood He wouldnt even go deer hunting with the other fellows in town Thats what everyone in Plainfield said until Bernice Worden
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