Most Vicious Killers: Ed Gein
The Inspiration Throughout our lives in the modern era, we hear about psychopathic killers and the depravity they’ve shown in their crimes. We are so interested in these people that we watch horror movies, create our own scary stories, or even document some of true crime’s favorite stories, as even I am doing currently. While we hear about shootings and stabbings often enough to be seemingly desensitized to this type of violence, there are still some acts of perversion that cause some of us to flinch when we hear of them. Of course, while most horror movies are completely fictional, there are some that are based on real people. Silence of the Lambs, as well as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre are both works of fiction. However, the villains in these movies are not just works of a writer’s imagination. They are based on real life serial killer, graverobber, and necrophile, Edward Theodore Gein.