27 August - ‘Silence of the Lambs’ inspiration, original ‘Psycho’ Ed Gein is born

The inspiration for the most infamous mother in horror history, Augusta Gein gives birth to her beloved Edward on this day. She would raise him with her hellfire warnings of the sins of sex which would effectively neuter him. With no outlet, his natural sexual desires expressed themselves in ways even the Bible hadn’t thought to forbid....Read the full Ed Gein crime file

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