Deviant

Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439106976
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The truth behind the twisted crimes that inspired the films Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs... From “America’s principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers” (The Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation—and redefined the meaning of the word “psycho.” The year was 1957. The place was an ordinary farmhouse in America’s heartland, filled with extraordinary evidence of unthinkable depravity. The man behind the massacre was a slight, unassuming Midwesterner with a strange smile—and even stranger attachment to his domineering mother. After her death and a failed attempt to dig up his mother’s body from the local cemetery, Gein turned to other grave robberies and, ultimately, multiple murders. Driven to commit gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagining, Ed Gein remains one of the most deranged minds in the annals of American homicide. This is his story—recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter, one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time.

Deviant

Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439106976
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The truth behind the twisted crimes that inspired the films Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs... From “America’s principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers” (The Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation—and redefined the meaning of the word “psycho.” The year was 1957. The place was an ordinary farmhouse in America’s heartland, filled with extraordinary evidence of unthinkable depravity. The man behind the massacre was a slight, unassuming Midwesterner with a strange smile—and even stranger attachment to his domineering mother. After her death and a failed attempt to dig up his mother’s body from the local cemetery, Gein turned to other grave robberies and, ultimately, multiple murders. Driven to commit gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagining, Ed Gein remains one of the most deranged minds in the annals of American homicide. This is his story—recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter, one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time.

Summary and Analysis of Deviant The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein the Original Psycho

Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504044908
Format: PDF, Kindle
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho” tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Harold Schechter’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Deviant includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes and analysis Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho” by Harold Schechter: This true-crime classic profiles Ed Gein, the murderer and grave robber whose crimes inspired the films Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Ed Gein was a mildmannered midwestern farmhand—until his horrific crimes were uncovered. After a failed attempt to dig up the grave of his dead mother, Gein became a grave robber and then a murderer. What he did with the bodies of his victims was disturbing and gory beyond all imagination, and it leaves no doubt about what Ed Gein really was: the original psycho. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Ed Gein

Author: Paul A. Woods
Publisher: Plexus Publishing (UK)
ISBN: 9780859653190
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ed Gein - Psycho! re-tells Gein's story in the style of the pulp fiction that his case inspired. It includes illustrations ranging from shots of Gein's arrest and personal documentation through to stills from the new film.

Psycho A Novel

Author: Robert Bloch
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1590206185
Format: PDF, ePub
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Robert Bloch's Psycho captivated a nation when it appeared in 1959. The story was all too real-indeed this classic was inspired by the real-life story of Ed Gein, a psychotic murderer who led a dual life. Alfred Hitchcock too was captivated, and turned the book into one of the most-loved classic films of all time the year after it was released. Norman Bates loves his Mother. She has been dead for the past twenty years, or so people think. Norman knows better though. He has lived with Mother ever since leaving the hospital in the old house up on the hill above the Bates motel. One night Norman spies on a beautiful woman that checks into the hotel as she undresses. Norman can't help but spy on her. Mother is there though. She is there to protect Norman from his filthy thoughts. She is there to protect him with her butcher knife.

Outcry

Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN: 9781439182659
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When reporter Paul Novak investigates a series of brutal murders, he didn't plan to pry into the legend of Ed Gein, the butcher of Plainfield, Wisconsin. But when local lore leads him to the ramshackle home of a bizarre young man and his mother, Paul realizes he's stumbled across Ed Gein's best kept secret. And he's about to discover that a killer's instincts never die.

The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439138850
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bestselling true-crime writer Harold Schechter, a leading authority on serial killers, and coauthor David Everitt offer a guided tour through the bizarre and blood-chilling world of serial murder. Through hundreds of detailed entries that span the entire spectrum -- the shocking crimes, the infamous perpetrators, and much more -- they examine all angles of a gruesome cultural phenomenon that grips our imagination. From Art (both by and about serial killers) to Zeitgeist (how killers past and present embody their times)...from Groupies (even the most sadistic killer can claim devoted fans) to Marriage (the perfect domestic disguise for demented killers)...from Homebodies (psychos who slay in the comfort of their homes) to Plumbing (how clogged drains have undone the most discreet killer), THE A TO Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS is the ultimate reference for anyone compelled by the personalities and pathologies behind the most disturbing of crimes.

The True Story Behind Alfred Hitchcock s Psycho

Author: Fergus Mason
Publisher: Absolute Crime
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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For movie buffs Alfred Hitchcock will always be associated with a long list of Hollywood classics. Between 1921 and 1976 the English director known as the Master of Suspense released 52 feature films, many of which are still thrilling new audiences today. To most people, though, he’s best known for a film that was very different – Psycho. The most fascinating part of movie, however, is actually the real story behind it. This book tells the chilling true story behind of the movie.

The Ed Gein File

Author: John Borowski
Publisher: Waterfront Productions
ISBN: 9780997614008
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In November of 1957, serial killer Ed Gein was arrested for the murder of Bernice Worden. Her body was found decapitated and hanging like a gutted deer in Gein's barn. When investigators searched the rest of Gein's house they found furniture made from human skin and many more horrifying items which Gein created. For the first time in print, The Ed Gein File presents Gein's full confession and other official case documents. Includes: Ed Gein's Full Confession, Gein's Psychological Report, Autopsy Report of Bernice Worden, and Foreword by Stephen J. Giannangelo, Author of Real Life Monsters. Illustrations and artwork by Lou Rusconi, Roger Scholz, Sam Hane, Charles D. Moisant, and Nicolas Castelaux.