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Behind the Mask


Behind some of my favorite movies, and my All Time favorite song, is just a glimpse of some extremely sadistic acts of one person…

I have always been a Horror movie fan for as long as I can remember, and something about the “Based on a True Story” thing has always fascinated me. I’ve also been a pretty hard core Slayer fan for more than 20 years, the first Slayer song I ever heard, the one that is the reason I became such a huge fan was, Dead Skin Mask.

“Psycho”, by Alfred Hitchcock, was definitely one of the first horror movies I had seen, and then “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, and the fact they were based on a true story made them so much scarier.As I got older and horror movies got more violent and gory, Rob Zombie released two movies, House of 1000 Corpses, and The Devil’s Rejects, both of which were also loosely based on Edward Gein. Ed Gein was known as The Butcher of Plainfield, he was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered that Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin.

When authorities searched Gein’s house they found:

Whole human bones and fragments
Wastebasket made of human skin
Human skin covering several chair seats
Skulls on his bedposts
Female skulls, some with the tops sawn off
Bowls made from human skulls
A corset made from a female torso skinned from shoulders to waist
Leggings made from human leg skin
Masks made from the skin of female heads
Mary Hogan’s face mask in a paper bag
Bernice Worden’s heart “in a plastic bag in front of Gein’s potbellied stove”
Nine vulvae in a shoe box
A young girl’s dress and “the vulvas of two females judged to have been about fifteen years old”
A belt made from female human nipples
Four noses[
A pair of lips on a window shade drawstring
A lampshade made from the skin of a human face
Fingernails from female fingers

These artifacts were photographed at the state crime laboratory and then destroyed.
When questioned, Gein told investigators that between 1947 and 1952,[he made as many as 40 nocturnal visits to three local graveyards to exhume recently buried bodies while he was in a “daze-like” state. On about 30 of those visits, he said he came out of the daze while in the cemetery, left the grave in good order, and returned home empty handed. On the other occasions, he dug up the graves of recently buried middle-aged women he thought resembled his mother and took the bodies home, where he tanned their skins to make his paraphernalia.
Soon after his mother’s death, Gein began to create a “woman suit” so that “…he could become his mother—to literally crawl into her skin” Gein denied having sex with the bodies he exhumed, explaining: “They smelled too bad.” During state crime laboratory interrogation, Gein also admitted to the shooting death of Mary Hogan, a tavern owner missing since 1954 whose head was found in his house, but he later denied memory of details of her death. A much more detailed description of Ed Gein can be found Here

(, 2017)

Source: Behind the Mask