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
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.)
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).
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.
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)