Remember that part in the film “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” where it says that the film is based on real events. Well, a lot of the inspiration for such a gruesome film came from the real-life serial killer Ed Gein of Plainfield, Wisconsin. In fact, he also inspired other horror film villains like Norman Bates from “Psycho.”
Now we all have our own personal tastes when it comes to style and accessory, but Gein’s particularly taste was gut-wrenching, in some cases, literally. So here are some of the stomach churning ready-to-wear items and other things this killer created with the skin of his victims.
Ed Gein took a great deal of pleasure out of murdering his victims.
But he also enjoyed making unusual objects out of his victim’s body parts like lamps and armchairs made of human skin, as well as jewelry and whatnot.
Up until his death in 1984, Gein was the ultimate terror in the United States.
During his interrogation, cops learned the whereabouts of recently deceased women whom he had dug up in order to steal their body part and use them as material to satiate his mind-numbing hobby.
Gein was declared mentally insane and never stepped foot in prison.
But he did spend the rest of his life in a psychiatric institution where it was reported that he was on his best behavior up until he died of kidney failure at 77.
Oh, this bag made of leather looks so cute, doesn’t it?
Do you want it? Are you sure? It’s one of Gein’s original masterpieces and contain the skin and who knows what else from one of his victims. What a sad and terrifying piece of art.
His creations included all kinds of gruesome things like a face ring.
It was made up of… you guessed it, a face. These creations looked so demonic, as if they’d come out of the film “Jeepers Creepers,” which was undoubtedly inspired by Gein’s unique talent.