5 Best Horror Movies Inspired By Ed Gein Serial Killer

On May 6 2014 by Pradeep Kumar | Short Link: http://movie.sc/Rnc8ed  


So who is this Ed Gein? He is a serial killer but he is not a regular one, what he did was horrific and inhuman. He had took corpses from local graveyards and he made fashioned trophies from their bones and skin. He was later sentenced to life imprisonment, he spent his last few days in a mental hospital. He died on July 26, 1984.

Horror Movies Inspired By Ed Gein Serial Killer

His horrific actions inspired so many horror movies and most of them were blockbusters. We have a list of best horror movies inspired by Ed Gein Serial Killer, which we have mentioned below.

Horror Movies Inspired By Ed Gein Serial Killer

1. Psycho (1960)

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Interesting Fact about “Psycho (1960)”
Walt Disney refused to allow Alfred Hitchcock to film at Disneyland in the early 1960s because Hitchcock had made “that disgusting movie, ‘Psycho’.”

Pyscho

Storyline: A psychologically disturbed hotel owner, delusions, a dual personality and murders by the brilliant Hitchcock enterprise, This was one of the best horror movies of all times. AND if it is to be believed than yes, something that scares you better be a real legend, right?


2. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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Interesting Fact about “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)”
The human skeleton used in the house was a real human skeleton. They used a real one because a human skeleton from India is far cheaper then a fake plastic skeleton.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Storyline: Bloody, heart-beat horror of the century, Which went through many remakes is a story about A group of young people travelling through rural Texas falling prey to a family of cannibals, including Leatherface, who wears a mask made from the skin of his victims and kills mercilessly with a machete.

You can also consider The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003).


3. Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974) | Deranged (original title)

Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974) on IMDb | Wikipedia | View Trailer

Interesting Fact about “Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)”
The corpses in the film were made using plastic skull kits which were glued to bodies built of chicken wire and painted cotton.

Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile

Storyline: Based on the Ed Gein case, a deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother whom he keeps her corpse, among others, as his companions in his decaying farmhouse


4. Motel Hell (1980)

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Interesting Fact about “Motel Hell (1980)”
Universal Studios was originally approached with the film, but the studio disliked the film’s bizarre nature so it was rejected. United Artists ultimately picked it up for release.

Motel Hell (1980)

Storyline: Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden.


5. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) on IMDb | Wikipedia

Interesting Fact about “The Silence of the Lambs (1991)”
In preparation for his role, Anthony Hopkins studied files of serial killers. Also, he visited prisons and studied convicted murderers and was present during some court hearings concerning serial killings.

silence of the lambs

Storyline: A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.


These are the top 5 best horror movies inspired by Ed Gein serial killer, if you have watched any other good movie inspired by his life, do kindly share them below.

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Pradeep Kumar

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