Texas Chainsaw Massacre… based in a REAL LIFE happening?

How much of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is based on the real life murderer Ed Gein?
Despite being heavily touted as “inspired by a true story,” both Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 film and the 2003 Marcus Nispel remake are only lightly based on the real-life murderer Ed Gein, who is suspected to have taken several victims between 1954 and 1957. Perhaps the most recognizable similarity is the film’s house, whose gruesome content was similar to that found in Ed Gein’s home (above right) in 1957.
Did the real Ed Gein ever wear a human’s face as a mask like Leatherface did in the film?

The real Ed Gein did wear a human’s scalp and face. The real Ed Gein did this however, to help quell his desire to be a woman, not because of a skin disease as with Leatherface in the film. Also included in his uniform, Ed Gein wore a vest of skin complete with breasts and female genitalia strapped above his own. -carpenoctem.tv

Did the real Ed Gein use a chainsaw to kill his victims?
No, both of Ed Gein’s identified victims, Mary Hogan and Bernice Worden, were shot with a pistol. In November of 1957, police found Bernice Worden hanging from the rafters in a shed behind Gein’s house. Her body had been gutted like that of a deer, and the head had been removed. Ed Gein was also the suspect in several other missing persons. The element of the chainsaw that was added for the film’s story once again emphasizes the loose connection of the film to Gein. -carpenoctem.tv
Who exactly was Ed Gein and why did he commit such atrocities?

Eddie Gein was the son of Augusta and George Gein. Augusta was a deeply religious woman, who preached the Bible to Eddie and his brother Henry on a daily basis. She warned them about the dangers of loose women, in an effort to keep them from being cast down to hell. She was a strict, hard woman, who never wavered from her own beliefs, which she ingrained into the family. Eddie’s father, George, was an alcoholic, and Augusta viewed him as being worthless. She began a grocery business in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and when she had saved enough money she moved the family away from the sin of the city to a farm in Plainfield, Wisconsin. Eddie grew up shy and was ignored by the other kids at school, who saw him as quiet and feminine. If he did try to make friends, his mother scolded him. As a result, Eddie turned inward and began to reside in the dark corners of his mind.

He worshipped his mother and grew upset when his brother Henry criticized her. On May 16, 1944, while fighting a brush fire near the farm, Eddie and Henry split up and went in different directions. After the fire had been extinguished, Eddie grew concerned because his brother had not returned. When police arrived Eddie lead them directly to his “missing” brother Henry, who was lying dead in an area untouched by the fire with bruises on his head. The shy and seemingly harmless Eddie was quickly dismissed as a suspect, and the coroner listed asphyxiation as the cause of death. -crimelibrary.com
Were any other films based on Ed Gein?

Both Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) and Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs (1991) were also loosely based on Ed Gein:

· Psycho (1960):
Norman Bates, the main character in Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, was loosely based on Ed Gein. Hitchcock had adapted Psycho from a story by author Robert Bloch, who had modeled the character of Norman Bates after Ed Gein. The main similarities include the feminine qualities of both Norman Bates and Ed Gein, as well as both individuals’ attachments to their domineering mothers.

· The Silence of the Lambs (1991):
The movie famed killer from The Silence of the Lambs, Buffalo Bill, perhaps most closely resembles Ed Gein. Buffalo Bill as well desired to be a woman, and he displayed actions that could categorize him as a transvestite. They both skinned their victims and enjoyed parading around in garments of flesh. They both also preyed on women. However, Buffalo Bill chose somewhat younger women for his victims than Ed Gein did.


“The film which you are about to see is an account of the tragedy that befell a group of five youths, in particular Sally Hardesty and her invalid brother, Franklin. It is all the more tragic in that they were young. But, had they lived very, very long lives, they could not have expected nor would they have wished to see as much of the mad and macabre as they were to see that day. For them an idyllic summer afternoon drive became a nightmare.

The Events of that day were to lead to the discovery of one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” – August 18th, 1973

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Interesting Facts 😁😁

  • Patients with depression may develop agoraphobia, or a fear of going out in public.
  • The earliest medical description of depression dates back to Hippocrates, the Greek “father of medicine,” who attributed depression, or melancholy, to an imbalance of the body’s four humors. The theory was that too much black bile created a melancholic temperament—literally melanin (black) and cholia (bile). To overcome depression, Hippocrates recommended rebalancing body systems using relaxation and healthy living strategies as well as blood-letting and leeches (Lehnardt, 2017)
  • Why do people listen to sad music?

    I prefer sad musics when I’m alone or bored. So my curiosity just blossomed about it. These are the things I found about it.

    There could be multiple interpretations of this question. Here’s my take :

    1. Music that induces sadness
    Music is closely attached to our memories. It is human tendency to attach songs to their life fragments. Think of our mind as a painter and the memories as the paintings. The mind makes a sketch of every moment. In that sketch it includes everything that it can observe. If it observes certain music and a certain feeling, it’ll sketch them together. Everyone has certain songs/music that induces a feeling of sadness in them. But why would anyone do that? There are two possible reasons. First and most common, they have no idea that the music is going to induce sadness. Second, some memories are so close to us, it doesn’t matter if they are happy or sad and we choose to relive them. I, for instance, find it really helpful at times to relive the sad memories when I want to went some negativity out.
    2. Music that has lyrics which imply sadness
    Sadness is a complicated emotion and very tough to express in words. Probably that is the reason why humans cry. The sad songs, have to be written very carefully and a lot of thought has to be put into every word. You would find very few or probably no song that has sad but meaningless lyrics. So, people who are listening to try to make sense of the words, like to listen to such music.

    What I believe though, there is no such term as “Sad Music”. Music is a piece of art. An art portrays the feelings which are open to interpretation and are only limited to the imagination of the one who perceives it. (Shrivastava, 2016)

    Profile of Zhavia

    Zhavia Vercetti

    17 years old

    *R&B singer-songwriter known for competing on FOX’s singing competition series The Four: Battle for Stardom.

    *Wiz Khalifa and Post Malone are two of her early musical inspirations.

    *Her Zhavia Instagram account has surpassed 1.5 million followers.

    *She grew up in a musical family in Los Angeles, California. Her mother Bobbi Jo Black was a singer and later ran a hair styling shop called Hot Head Dreads. She has two sisters.

    *She performed in front of judges DJ KhaledMeghan Trainor and others on The Four.

    *The four judges likes her.

    *She powered through a performance — even when she was sick! During the third episode, Zhavia woke up with “no voice.” She was told she needed to rest, but she performed anyway. She blew everyone away with her performance of “Killing Me Softly.” All four judges gave her a standing ovation.

    “Your performance may have outshined Zhavia tonight, but as an artist, I want to buy Zhavia’s album,” Meghan said. Fans were shocked when the studio audience voted to keep Kendyle!

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    Effects of Tardiness

    “Whenever you’re late, make others wonder if they can handle your success if you came on time”- Vignesh S


    》Showing up to late to class, especially multiple times, can have the effect of other people losing respect for you.


    》Disciplinary actions are often taken upon students who are tardy to classes. Students may also lose points towards their final grade in the class if they are late on numerous occasions.

    School Work

    》Students who are late to classes may fall behind in their classroom work. This can result in an incomplete or failing grade for the work.


    》Students who are late to class are less likely to feel organized and prepared when they enter the class after a lesson is already in session.

    P.S Tardiness should be a major offense. 😊😊


    William Styron wrote about his experiences with major depression in the book Darkness Visible. He described depression as “a howling tempest in the brain,” “dreadful, pouncing seizures of anxiety,” a “kind of numbness, an enervation, an odd fragility—as if my body had actually become frail, hypersensitive, and somehow disjointed and clumsy.”


    Did you know??

    The black dog, now a symbol of depression, was first popularized by Winston Churchill, who said that his nanny used to refer to his dark moods as such. Although the phrase “black dog on my back” is more closely related to the colloquialism “woke up on the wrong side of the bed”, it has been romanticized by historians and authors to mean depression, even posthumously diagnosing Churchill with bipolar and other mental illnesses.

    The tattoo is called “I had a black dog. His name was Depression”

    “Achtung!! I have a black dog. If you touch, you’ll get bitten!” the tattoo reads.

    Crdts: nextshark.com (2017)