The main Character in Robert Bloch's 1959 novel, Psycho was based on the life of Ed Gein; a Wisconsin based serial killer. It seems that the depraved acts and warped psychology of Gein had stimulated the interest of more than one writer. The heinous acts carried out by Gein had inspired not only the 1974 film, DERANGED, but also the cult classic,THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and the five time Academy Award winning film, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.
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