"Psycho", "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", and "Silence of the Lambs". Which mass murderer inspired these movie?
#107231. Asked by buffyUK. (Jul 20 09 4:35 AM)
Ed Gein. |
"Jame Gumb [a character in 'Silence of the Lambs'] was based on five real-life serial killers:
* Gary Ridgway, who like Gumb only murdered women and dumped his victims bodies in rivers often with objects inserted inside their bodies.
* Ed Gein, a Wisconsin man who robbed graves and murdered women in order to flay their bodies and make clothing out of them. Gein was also the inspiration for Norman Bates in the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho as well as Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
* Ted Bundy, who killed dozens of women in the 1970s, often luring victims by pretending he was injured with a cast on his arm, a technique Gumb used to lure Catherine Martin into his van. Similar to Lecter, Bundy also offered to help investigators find other serial murderers by "giving insights" into their psychology while he was in death row, specifically about the Green River Killer.
* Gary M. Heidnik, who held women captive in a deep hole in his basement.
* Edmund Kemper, man who murdered women and had sex with his victims.
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