Deviant: The Shocking And True Story Of The Original Psycho
  • Deviant: The Shocking And True Story Of The Original Psycho
  • Deviant: The Shocking And True Story Of The Original Psycho
ISBN: 0671025465
EAN13: 9780671025465
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 1, 1998
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 9" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The truth behind the twisted crimes that inspired the films Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs.

From America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers (The Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation--and redefined the meaning of the word psycho. The year was 1957. The place was an ordinary farmhouse in America's heartland, filled with extraordinary evidence of unthinkable depravity. The man behind the massacre was a slight, unassuming Midwesterner with a strange smile--and even stranger attachment to his domineering mother. After her death and a failed attempt to dig up his mother's body from the local cemetery, Gein turned to other grave robberies and, ultimately, multiple murders. Driven to commit gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagining, Ed Gein remains one of the most deranged minds in the annals of American homicide. This is his story--recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter, one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time.

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