Edward Theodore Gein also known as The Butcher of Plainfield, was an American murderer It was later reported, in Harold Schechter’s biography of Gein, Deviant, that Henry had bruises on his head. The police dismissed the possibility of. “Deviant: True Story of Ed Gein, The Original Psycho ” by Harold Schechter, , available at Book Depository with free delivery. Immediately download the Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original Psycho summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes.

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He grew up with an alcoholic and abusive father and bounded to his domineering mother since he was born, which drove him into ghoulish and bizzare acts of crimes and eventually came to light and stunned the world in Mar 06, Jenna rated it really liked it Shelves: Around this time, he became interested in reading death-cult magazines and adventure stories, particularly those involving cannibals or Nazi atrocities.

Feb 01, Bryn Dunham rated it it was ok Shelves: On the morning of November 16,Plainfield hardware store owner Bernice Worden disappeared. One casket was empty; one casket Gein had failed to open when he lost his pry bar; and most of the body was gone devinat the third grave, but Gein had returned rings and some body parts.

During questioning, Waushara County sheriff Art Schley reportedly assaulted Gein by banging his head and face into a brick wall. At the request of the defense, Gein’s trial was held without a jury, [71] with Judge Robert H. When all is said and done Ed Gein was a sicko genius. Jan 22, Amy rated it liked it. Nick marked it as to-read Nov 28, This book not only gives details but also has little tidbits about other monsters I’d never heard about.


Ed Gein – Wikipedia

Institutionalized in the Mendota Mental Health Institute. This was generally an excellent telling of Ed Gein’s life, his crimes, and the public revelations of those crimes. Archived from the original on January 21, The family moves to a farm near Plainfield while the boys are young. Proves that in America, anyone can become a big star if he has a low IQ and very weak personal boundaries.

This is a well written book detailing the happenings that was immortalized in the movie Psycho which was written by another individual from the area. This was a fascinating and tough read.

Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho”

David Patterson rated it it was amazing Sep 25, Gein was a handyman and received a farm subsidy from the federal government starting in But it makes for fascinating, and at times scary reading. Gein was also considered a suspect in several other unsolved cases in Wisconsin, including the disappearance of Evelyn Hartleya La Crosse babysitter. Madison Frederick marked it as to-read May 12, Harold Schechter delivers as always with another biography of one of the most famous psychopaths that ever lived: I recommend this book, but with severe warnings to those still experiencing any flashbacks from any personal traumas.


Richard Bisson rated it liked it Jan 24, The caskets were inside wooden boxes; the top boards ran crossways not lengthwise.

As a result of my interest on famous serial killers, I came across this book. He mentions the grief of the geni without dwelling on them; very tastefully done. Some of this article’s listed sources may not be reliable.

Lauren Milligan marked it as to-read Jul 04, He was the inspiration for Robert Bloch’s now immortal character Norman Bates, and most horror movies owe some debt to the crimes of Ed Gein. Like Dahmer, a little pitiful man named Ed Gein, raised by a dominant mother and abusive father, drifted into insanity after the death of his mother and proceeds to murder two women, rob the graves of several others and uses their body for multiple goulish ends.

The Gein farmhouse was burned by unknown suspects during the time that Gein was standing trial for his insanity. View all 5 comments. One of his friends said: Retrieved September 25, He, being the first of many killers, has a shock value of no other.

I visited that place many times with my father but don’t remember seeing Ed Gein but I probably was shown him.