Texas Chainsaw Massacre

We’re unleashing three all-new disturbing mazes: Freddy vs. Jason, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers, and Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield!

These three mazes, plus The Exorcist? We’re going old school at UNiversal Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood this year! (source)

Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Silence of the Lambs, and American Horror Story all have characters that were based on serial killer Ed Gein,·who was so devastated by his mother’s death that he·began to make·a ‘woman suit’ so he could become her and literally crawl into her skin.’ Source

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Australian special effects company Slaughter FX sells a line of Ed Gein-inspired furniture that looks like it’s made from human flesh and body parts. This one-of-a-kind lounge chair is priced at $1,999.

The detail is remarkable, although I’m not sure how comfortable it would be. Then again, would you really want to sit on a chair made of human remains that costs 2 grand? (Yes, yes, you would.)

Ed Gein

Serial killer Ed Gein was obsessively devoted to his mother, a religious fanatic. After her death, Gein began robbing graves—keeping body parts as trophies, practicing necrophilia, and experimenting with human taxidermy. He then turned to murder, killing at least two women in 1957. Gein inspired film characters Norman Bates (Psycho), Jame Gumb (The Silence of the Lambs) and Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

Obsessively devoted to his mother until her death in 1945, Gein never  left home or dated women. After she died, he became increasingly  deranged and eventually began prowling cemeteries to unearth recently  buried female corpses. He would cut off body parts and keep them as  trophies, returning the corpses seemingly undisturbed to their graves.  In 1954, Ed Gein turned from grave robbing to murder, a task he was less   meticulous about. Police implicated him in the murders of two women in   1957. During the investigations, police learned that he had practiced   necrophilia and experimented with human taxidermy.

Gein was ultimately found guilty of murder by reason of insanity.  He was confined in various criminal psychiatric institutions, including the Central State Hospital in Wisconsin and the Mendota Mental Health Institute, where he died of respiratory and heart failure due to cancer, on July 26, 1984, at age 77. His killings live  on as the infamous inspiration for such film characters as Norman Bates (Psycho), Jame Gumb (The Silence of the Lambs) and Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre). (Source)

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After the sudden death of his beloved mother, serial killer Ed Gein found himself alone in the massive family ranch, but he only lived in one room. Missing his matriarchal mother, he resorted to living in her room and wearing the clothes in her closet. By this time, “Weird Ol’ Eddie” had become obsessed with the female anatomy and actually wanted to become a woman. Gein considered transsexual surgery after reading about it in the newspaper, but the process was costly and frightening. Gein’s only option to “turn female” was to wear the skin of a woman. Reportedly, he would dance in the moonlight dressed in a suit made of women’s skin. He would wear a woman’s scalp and face, a skinned-out “vest” complete with breasts, and her female genitalia strapped above his own.