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While it was never confirmed if Ed Gein did indeed engage in sexual activity with the corpses he brought home that didn’t stop Hollywood from leaping on the idea. “Deranged” borrowed heavily from Gien’s life, although some nuance may have been lost along the way.

While Gein inspired some of the most acclaimed horror films of history, his life was also adapted for some of the worst. Motel Hell, an exploitation horror flick from 1980 capitalised on rumours of Gien burying bodies in his backyard, although in a particularly gruesome fashion.

Hollywood’s obsession with Gein certainly entering the grave. Today cult classic TV show “American Horror Story” was heavily inspired by the butcher of Plainfield for its second season “asylum”. Although “Leatherface” is substituted for “Bloody Face” Gein’s love of skin upholstery remains.

Robert Bloch, author of the novel Psycho, lived just 35 miles from Ed Gein’s residence in Plainfield, Wisconsin.

Similarity between content (human skin and bones) found inside the house of Ed Gein and that of Thomas Hewitt (a.k.a Leatherface).

Displayed actions that could categorise him as a transvestite. Both Gein and Bill skinned their victims and enjoyed parading around in garments of flesh. Both preyed on women.