In theory, a killer but not a serial killer. Gein was heavily influenced by the memory of his religiously fanatical and controlling mother. Whilst rumoured, Gein wasnt a cannibal nor did he ever use the bodies for sexual gratification claiming "They smelt to bad". Gein killed the 2 women (both middle-aged women with similarities to his mother or in the case of his first victim, the barowner, an opposite "dirty" version) and pillaged the graves around his hometown Plainfield in order to create the bodysuit, a tapestry of different womens skin (including a vagina) that he wore round his home and the surronding area.
Gein underwent many physcological examinations after his incarceration and it is still highly argued whether he was criminally insane (which he was found to be by the doctors). Some see Gein as a cunning, tactful fox of a man who carefully hides himself behind his lopsided grin, whilst others (throughout his life, the citizens of Plainfield) percieved Gein as a sort of village idiot.
His motive for killing could also be argued however one could guess, through just seeing his house (his living area an absolute squalor including a sink filled with sand, or the areas which he boarded up and isolated from the rest of the house - these where his mothers living area, kept immaculately clean) that Gein dug up the bodies and such and crafted the women suit for 2 main reasons:
1) To gratify and immortalize his mother, in a gesture of showing and tangibly seeing how much he loved her, and having her be with him instead of the terrible disheartining isolation he endured.
2) To get back at her, in a vegenful sense, for all the trauma and suffering she put him through with his developing years. In a "Take-this-you-bitch" sort of way.
"Silence of the Lambs" - 'Buffalo Bills' skinsuit.
"Physco" - The controlling, insane, motherlike figure dominating her son.
"Texas Chainsaw Massacre" - Perhaps the most influenced by Ed Gein. The squalor in which the family leaves whilst some areas remain immaculately clean (The grandparents room with the little preserved doggy). Furniture like Gein who fashioned soup bowls out of skull caps, chairs out of skin, drums out of skin, a drawshade made of human lips. And of course, Leatherfaces mask bearing striking resemblance to Geins own 9-12 masks he had in the pileup of rubbish.
The messed up gravedigger/robber, killer, necrophiliad and, cannibal in which the information was based off of for the following movies: Silence of the Lambs, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Psycho.
Ed Gein was a fucked up cannibal........ Female genitalia in shoeboxes... he is one fucked up mother fucker, shitfuck as the russians say it....
He lived in Wisconsin
when you skin a woman and then wear her flesh while having sex wih her.
"So I walked in on Tom and he was wearing Kim's flesh giving her the Ed Gein!!!"
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Did you hear the new Ed Gein album "Judas Goats And Dieseleaters?" Yeah it's sick.
My fav serial killer of all time, only killed two (believed to have killed more), Necrophilliac with a transgendered twist......he longed to have the genitalia of a woman. Movies such as psycho, silence of the lambs are based somewhat loosely on this man. He mad a suit of of human flesh, a belt outa nipples (sweet lol), a bowl soup outa heads and a chair furnished with human skin. Now that interior design.
Edward Theodore Gein (August 27, 1906 - July 26, 1984),was one of the most notorious serial killers of the United States. Although he may have committed "only" two murders, the particularly bizarre and morbid nature of his crimes shocked the world.
Ed Gein was born to George and Augusta Gein on August 27, 1906 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Geins were a notably dysfunctional family. George was a violent man who could not keep a job. He usually spent his days brooding on the front porch and consuming liquor. Gein rejected his violent, aimless father, as did his older brother Henry and especially Augusta, who treated him like a non-entity. Despite her deep contempt for George, the atrophic marriage persisted, for, under Augusta's strict moral code (with its roots in fanatical Evangelicalism), divorce was not an option. She operated the small family grocery store and eventually purchased a farm on the outskirts of another small town by the name of Plainfield, which thereafter became Ed's permanent home. He often liked to dance the jig at town socials. Augus...