I feel bad that we’re already a week into October and I have yet to do anything Halloween related! I’ve read other peoples blogs and see things like this, this,this and even this so I decided I’d better get off my duff and throw some crap up. Uh I mean do some research and post a witty and insightful new entry for my adoring fans (all two of you)!
Since it’s the time to kick back on the couch with a frosty beverage and watch horror movies I thought I’d give you some insight into the people who actually inspired some of our favorite movies…well one of them anyway. No there’s no Mike Meyers, Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger but there was actually an inspiration for everyones favorite chainsaw wielding, cannibalistic redneck Leatherface. Don’t believe me? Then you’ve never heard of Ed Gein. Ed was not only the inspiration for Leatherface, he also inspired Norman Bates (Psycho) and Buffalo Bill (Silence of the Lambs). How’s that for scary? One guy, three villains! I posted the link to Wiki in his name but if your like me and are easily distracted by Wiki then allow me to give you a little background on Mr. Gein.
I know I’ve been posting a lot of videos in my blogs lately but honestly with Ed Gein there’s so much history it’d take me forever to type it all and this blog would be like 5 billion words long so I’m just gonna post this instead. That’s part one there, part’s 2 and 3 are here.
Mr. Fish was the inspiration for everyones other favorite cannibal, Hannibal Lecter. Don’t believe me? Watch this video and tell me you don’t see the resemblance.
Since we’ve started down the cannibal road let’s add one more to the list Andrei Chikatilo