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The Killer Who Inspired Three Classic Horror Movies

You’ve likely heard of Ed Gein. His house of horrors made headlines for years after he was sent to a mental hospital for his actions. They were so memorable, in fact, that he inspired some of the most iconic thrillers of all time: Psycho, Silence of the Lambs and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. First, a [...]

The Stories Behind 6 Famous Masks

Just in time for Halloween, here are a few behind-the-scenes tidbits about some famous masks (of both the scary and not-so-spooky variety). 1. The Leatherface Mask Portions of the classic horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre were based on the crimes of serial killer Ed Gein, but the trademark Leatherface mask was inspired by a far more [...]

Ed Gein The Wisconsin Grave Robber and Butcher of Plainfield

You may well have heard of Ed Gein (seen above centre in custody), but if you have not then take a look at this article, written by the current Queen of the macabre, Lauren Axelrod. The inspiration for a number of Hollywood movies, including Psycho and Silence of the Lambs, Mister Gein was not a [...]