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allmykids
11-08-2003, 01:01 PM
i was told years ago that tcm was inspired by a true crime that happend in texas. it was a true crime but in plainfield wisconsin in 1959. the killers name was eddie gein.

allmykids
11-08-2003, 01:44 PM
want to hear the true gore? not for the faint of heart.

moonsorrow
11-08-2003, 02:12 PM
lay it on me

allmykids
11-08-2003, 02:38 PM
when they checed the house out it was almost impossible to walk through the room the smellof filth and decompositionwas overwhelming. first thing they saw was a womens body dangling from the beam upsidedown it had been decapitated split open and gutted. they had stumbled into a death farm. there was a bowl made fome a human skull, lampshades and wastbasket made frome human skin.finally a suit made entirely of human skin.

MeVerseFreddy
11-08-2003, 02:44 PM
While it was Eddie Gein (or whatever) the movie is far more entertaining than real life. Yes, it was Wisconsin, and there were no chainsaws. He had a lot of bones and such, but that was because he was a gravedigger and necrophiliac. I believe he admitted to murdering a person or two, but that was about it. No chainsaws, no Texas, no massacres, no weird family...

moonsorrow
11-08-2003, 02:47 PM
:mad:

allmykids
11-08-2003, 02:51 PM
the movie was better than the truth,but i thought it would be cool to know what really happend.

allmykids
11-08-2003, 02:55 PM
this is my first time on any chatroom and i lovehorror so please don't rip me a new one.

moonsorrow
11-08-2003, 02:56 PM
no ones gonna rip you a new one here, although it could have been placed in true crime welcome aboard, care to name a few of your favorite horror movies?

Ritualistic
11-08-2003, 03:03 PM
okay there is about 10 other threads about this subject.... TCM does fucking rock and it a great film... the remake was great but not as good as the original IMO :D

allmykids
11-08-2003, 03:04 PM
i have so many but all the hellraiser movies,wrong turn,vanpire movies,event horizen13 ghosts.

crazy clown
11-08-2003, 07:01 PM
if you want to know the whole truth then watch the ed gein movie

theres one on gacey too.

Ritualistic
11-08-2003, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by crazy clown
if you want to know the whole truth then watch the ed gein movie

theres one on gacey too.

"ed gein" really doesnt depict edward`s life..... that is why i say dont go and watch the movie.... go read the books and get the tapes to his confessions....

Sick_As_Fuck
11-10-2003, 12:14 PM
Welcome to like 25 years ago!

AUSTIN316426808
11-11-2003, 05:49 AM
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE DID HAPPEN IN TRAVIS COUNTY TEXAS. AND THE HEWITT FAMILY WAS REAL THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE IS INSPIRED BY THE ED GEIN STORY CAUSE THE PRODUCERS OF THE ORIGINAL TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE HAD NO IDEA OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY SO THEY TOOK ED GEIN'S STORY AND APPLIED IT TO THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. I WISH PEOPLE WOULD STOP SAYING THAT THE TCM NEVER HAPPENED CAUSE IT DID THAT FOOTAGE YOU SEE ON THE REMAKE IS 100% REAL THAT IS THOMAS HEWITT A.K.A LEATHERFACE IN THE FLESH (NO PUN INTENDED).

allmykids
11-11-2003, 07:38 AM
i just spent the last hour looking up thomas hewitt in travis co. tx. found nothing real. so where did you get your info? what town was it?

AUSTIN316426808
11-11-2003, 07:59 AM
THERE'S NOTHING ON IT CAUSE IT'S STILL IN THE COLD CASES DIVISION OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND I OBVIOUSLY CAN'T BE 100% SURE BUT THE CASE IS NEVER GOING TO BE SOLVED AND AS LONG AS IT STAYS UNSOLVED THE FILES WILL REMAIN IN THE COLD CASES DIVISION AND AS LONG AS IT STAYS IN THE COLD CASES DIVISION THERE WON'T BE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO JUST LOOK UP.

I DON'T SEE WHAT'S SO HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MICHAEL MYERS OR PINHEAD WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SOME PSYCHO WHO LIVED IN TEXAS WITH HIS PSYCHO FAMILY AND HE KILLED PEOPLE WITH A CHAINSAW. WHAT'S SO HARD TO BELIEVE ABOUT THAT?

allmykids
11-11-2003, 08:08 AM
i didn't say i don't believe, it just when i shoot of my bigmouth, and i do that alot,i want to be sure i have the facts right.i hate to be wrong.

Ritualistic
11-11-2003, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by AUSTIN316426808
THERE'S NOTHING ON IT CAUSE IT'S STILL IN THE COLD CASES DIVISION OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND I OBVIOUSLY CAN'T BE 100% SURE BUT THE CASE IS NEVER GOING TO BE SOLVED AND AS LONG AS IT STAYS UNSOLVED THE FILES WILL REMAIN IN THE COLD CASES DIVISION AND AS LONG AS IT STAYS IN THE COLD CASES DIVISION THERE WON'T BE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO JUST LOOK UP.

I DON'T SEE WHAT'S SO HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MICHAEL MYERS OR PINHEAD WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SOME PSYCHO WHO LIVED IN TEXAS WITH HIS PSYCHO FAMILY AND HE KILLED PEOPLE WITH A CHAINSAW. WHAT'S SO HARD TO BELIEVE ABOUT THAT?

If they didnt really know what happend then how the hell do they know he killed people with a chainsaw.....??

mictlan
11-11-2003, 01:44 PM
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE DID HAPPEN IN TRAVIS COUNTY TEXAS. AND THE HEWITT FAMILY WAS REAL THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE IS INSPIRED BY THE ED GEIN STORY CAUSE THE PRODUCERS OF THE ORIGINAL TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE HAD NO IDEA OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY SO THEY TOOK ED GEIN'S STORY AND APPLIED IT TO THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. I WISH PEOPLE WOULD STOP SAYING THAT THE TCM NEVER HAPPENED CAUSE IT DID THAT FOOTAGE YOU SEE ON THE REMAKE IS 100% REAL THAT IS THOMAS HEWITT A.K.A LEATHERFACE IN THE FLESH (NO PUN INTENDED).



I will never believe that any footage on the remake is real. The story (that the remake uses real footage) feels very Blair Witch to me.

In all my years as a TCM fan I only started to hear the Hewitt story when the newest film came out. Nowhere in older interviews that I've read did Tobe Hooper or any of the cast and crew mention the Hewitt story.

I'm not denying it but I want more facts.

PS. I recently moved to Travis county (Austin), TX.

nightbreed
11-11-2003, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by AUSTIN316426808
THERE'S NOTHING ON IT CAUSE IT'S STILL IN THE COLD CASES DIVISION OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND I OBVIOUSLY CAN'T BE 100% SURE BUT THE CASE IS NEVER GOING TO BE SOLVED AND AS LONG AS IT STAYS UNSOLVED THE FILES WILL REMAIN IN THE COLD CASES DIVISION AND AS LONG AS IT STAYS IN THE COLD CASES DIVISION THERE WON'T BE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO JUST LOOK UP.
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ok bud. so exactly where (what CREDIBLE source) did you get this information. and as far as that film at the beginning and end of the movie, um sorry to let you down, but that was fabricated. its a movie bro. tobe hooper even said it was inspired by gein.

allmykids
11-11-2003, 02:12 PM
thank you, i was pretty sure my ifo on ed g. was corret i've done a lot of reasurch on the subject and that was the most relyable info i could find. if anyone knows anything new let me know where you found it.

ShamSham04
11-11-2003, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by AUSTIN316426808
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE DID HAPPEN IN TRAVIS COUNTY TEXAS. AND THE HEWITT FAMILY WAS REAL THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE IS INSPIRED BY THE ED GEIN STORY CAUSE THE PRODUCERS OF THE ORIGINAL TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE HAD NO IDEA OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY SO THEY TOOK ED GEIN'S STORY AND APPLIED IT TO THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. I WISH PEOPLE WOULD STOP SAYING THAT THE TCM NEVER HAPPENED CAUSE IT DID THAT FOOTAGE YOU SEE ON THE REMAKE IS 100% REAL THAT IS THOMAS HEWITT A.K.A LEATHERFACE IN THE FLESH (NO PUN INTENDED).

http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/otn/laughing/lol2.gif

SoUl SuRvIvOrS
11-11-2003, 06:42 PM
I remember hearing something about how TCM was based on a true story right out of Texas...never knew the details just figured after the movie came out it became a post movie Urban Legand.. Im sure everyone has heard a version of "oh yea that was true I heard it from so and so who heard it from yada yada" and so on and so forth... Alot of hollywood movies have "post" movie Urban Legands....People get too board with it just being a movie and have to add a "TRUE STORY" touch too it. You would think if it was a true story would them proclaim it one after the remake? Just a thought....

vera-icon
11-11-2003, 11:13 PM
i remember watching a program on IFC called "The American Nightmare" directed by Adam Simon. It was a documentary sort of show that they aired around Halloween a couple years back. In the program they interviewed many different people including Romero, Cronenberg, Craven, Carpenter, Savini, Tobe Hooper and an assortment of critics and professors.... anyhoo, Hooper stated that he got the idea for TCM (aside from Ed Gein's story) while he was in the hardware department of a store during the Christmas season; there were tons of people (as there usually is that time of year) and he wondered what would be the fastest way to get out of the store... then he noticed the chainsaws. Voila, there was (part of) the inspiration for one of the most controversial horror movies ever made.
http://www.houseofhorrors.com/tcm.htm
http://www.houseofhorrors.com/gein.htm

AUSTIN316426808
11-12-2003, 04:08 AM
OK ONE OF YOU SAID IF THEY DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT WENT ON OUT THERE THEN HOW DO THEY KNOW HE KILLED PEOPLE WITH A CHAINSAW?

THE POLICE FOUND A FEW DEAD BODIES WITH SEVERED LIMBS AND A CHAINSAW WITH BLOOD ALL OVER IT AND THEY PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER.

AND ONE OF YOU SAID IT'S A MOVIE IT'S ALL FAKE.

JUST CAUSE IT'S A MOVIE DOES'NT MEAN IT'S ALL FAKE BRO.
THERE'S A MOVIE OUT RIGHT NOW CALLED RADIO, THEY SAY THAT'S INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY WITH ACTUALL FOOTAGE OF THE REAL RADIO. SO IS ALL OF THAT FAKE JUST CAUSE IT'S A MOVIE?

AND ALL OF YOU PRETTY MUCH MADE REFFERENCES TO GEIN I NEVER SAID THE MOVIE WAS'NT ABOUT GEIN I'M ACTUALLY SAYING THAT THE MOVIE IS PROBABLY ABOUT A GOOD 85 OR 90%
ABOUT GEIN THAT'S WHAT INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY MEANS MUCH LIKE THE GUY IN RADIO NOBODY REALLY KNOWS WHAT THE HELL WENT ON WITH THAT GUY OR THE SCHOOL'S FOOTBALL COACH SO THEY USED ANOTHER STORY AND TALKED TO SOME PEOPLE INVOLVED AND MADE THE MOVIE JUST LIKE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE THEY DID'NT KNOW WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED SO THEY USED ED GEIN'S STORY TO FILL IN THE BLANKS CAUSE ALL THEY KNEW WAS A OLD HOUSE A FEW MILES OFF A DIRT ROAD WHERE THE HEWITT FAMILY LIVED THERE WAS A GUY MURDERING PEOPLE AND HE USED A CHAINSAW TO DO IT SOMETIMES.

mictlan
11-12-2003, 05:41 AM
There's no documentation - anywhere - about a serial killer named Thomas Hewitt.

If there were existing film of this guy attacking someone with a chainsaw I guarantee you that he would be more well-known by now than Gein, Gacy, etc.

If there were existing film of anyone attacking cops with a chainsaw I guarantee you that it would have been floating around the internet for years now.

If this film existed, and they included it in the new TCM, police departments and victims families would be all over the news crawling up the asses of the filmmakers.

Is there anyplace where
-the people who made the new TCM talked about being inspired by the real Hewitt family murders?
-Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel talked about being inspired by the real Hewitt family murders?
-anybody has written anything about a serial killer with the last name of Hewitt?

AUSTIN316426808
11-12-2003, 05:51 AM
THERE IS'NT ANY FILM OF HIM ATTACKING A POLIEMAN WITH A CHAINSAW OR ANYBODY ELSE WITH A CHAINSAW.

THEY HAVE TAPE OF THE POLICE WALK THROUGH OF THE HOUSE AND THEY WENT DOWN INTO THE BASEMENT AND HE WAS DOWN THERE. THEY DID'TN SECURE THE SCENE PROPERLY.

HAVE YOU WATCHED THE REMAKE? WHERE DID YOU GET THAT FROM THAT THERE'S FILM OF HIM ATTACKING SOMEONE WITH A CHAINSAW?

AUSTIN316426808
11-12-2003, 05:57 AM
LOOK IT'S NOT LIKE I'M SOME KIND OF FANATIC ABOUT IF IT'S REAL OR NOT SO IF IT'S NOT I REALLY DON'T CARE AND IF IT IS I REALLY DON'T CARE ALL I KNOW IS THAT IT'S A CLASSIC MOVIE AND IF IT'S JUST THAT A MOVIE AND NOTHING ELSE THEN I BELIEVE YOU GUYS. I WAS JUST SAYING STUFF THAT I'VE HEARD NOT FROM A FRIEND BUT FROM THINGS I'VE DONE RESEARCH ON BUT IF MY RESEARCH IS'NT ACCURATE THEN I GUESS IT DID'NT HAPPEN.

BUT I DON'T SEE ANY REASON ANYONE WOULD HAVE TO LIE ABOUT IT. I MEAN TOBE HOPPER DID'NT SAY IT AS A MATTER OF FACT NOBODY WHO HAS EVER WORKED ON ANY TCM HAS SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IT I'M STATING ''FACTS'' THAT I'VE GOTTEN FROM RESEARCH I'VE DONE.BUT NOBODY'S PERFECT IT'S HIGHLY POSSIBLE THAT I GOT IT WRONG.

mictlan
11-12-2003, 09:12 AM
I did see the remake. To be honest, I was nearly completely drunk (I saw it at the Alamo Drafthouse, where they will serve you beer while you watch exploitation films - it's like heaven) so my memory is questionable. But I thought the last scene (the film of the cops checking out the scene of the crime) had the cops going down into the basement, being surprised by Leatherface and apparently dying as we heard a chainsaw and saw a freeze-frame of Leatherface.

Since we started talking about it I did some research and haven't been able to find any old newspaper articles or whatever referring to a chainsaw serial killer in Austin. I did find an article (which I posted on my web site) where a Texas historian is interviewed about the Hewitt subject... check it out here (http://www.latibulum.com/mictlan/chainsaw.htm). I have access to Lexus/Nexis and the archives of the Austin-American Statesman and could not find any references to "Hewitt" and "chainsaw" or "Hewitt" and "murder" or "Hewitt" and "serial killer".

I'm not trying to call bull$hit on you or anything, or start some sort of stupid flame war. It's just that lots of movies are using the 'based on a true story' tack as a publicity stunt. This technique recently goes back to the Blair Witch Project but really started with the movie Snuff. So please don't take this as an attack.

I'm just interested in what evidence you do have, because it would be a cool story if it were real. So you said your research did find something out about a Hewitt story. What did you find out and where did you find it?

peace-

allmykids
11-12-2003, 09:22 AM
there is no evidence !!!!! i researched this using travis co, the hewitt name and there is nothing it's all bullshit.

Arioch
12-05-2003, 05:03 AM
remember watching a program on IFC called "The American Nightmare" directed by Adam Simon. It was a documentary sort of show that they aired around Halloween a couple years back. In the program they interviewed many different people including Romero, Cronenberg, Craven, Carpenter, Savini, Tobe Hooper and an assortment of critics and professors.... anyhoo, Hooper stated that he got the idea for TCM (aside from Ed Gein's story) while he was in the hardware department of a store during the Christmas season; there were tons of people (as there usually is that time of year) and he wondered what would be the fastest way to get out of the store... then he noticed the chainsaws. Voila, there was (part of) the inspiration for one of the most controversial horror movies ever made.

Ive seen this too, and its on the DVD if you guys really want the truth just buy the original in the collectors dvd and watch the commentary. They talk about how everyone insist that its real, how people have told Tobe Hooper that they're uncle or whoever shared a cell with the real leather face. They think its funny. [Not tryin to shit on you hear austin, this is mainly for the newbs who INSIST its real and make up lies about it like knowing the members.Ur cool tho austin so no hard fealins bringin up an old thread]AND HONESTLY GUYS IF YOU PAY CLOSE ENOUGHT ATTENTION TO THE INTRO THAT SAYS ITS REAL! IT SAYS THE MURDERS TOOK PLACE IN 1973, THE EXACT YEAR THE MOVIE DEBUTED MEANING THEY MADE MOST OF IT IN 71 ,72, THEY MAKE THAT POINT IN THE COMENTARY TOO. just watch it guys itll answer your questions and its funny as shit too. Gunnar Henson owns!

crazy clown
12-05-2003, 04:43 PM
like they would show actual footage of someone killing another person with a chainsaw on a major motion picture. think of all the lawsuits involved.

Arioch
12-05-2003, 05:55 PM
like they would show actual footage of someone killing another person with a chainsaw on a major motion picture. think of all the lawsuits involved

For real, it just doesnt make since. Its amazing how devoted people are to believing this lol.

avenger00soul
12-05-2003, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by Arioch
For real, it just doesnt make since. Its amazing how devoted people are to believing this lol.

You can convince people of damn near anything. Some people still believe the Blair Witch Project was real.

nightbreed
12-06-2003, 01:58 AM
well anyone who believes shit like that well...
lets jus say they aint the brightest crayon in the box

mictlan
12-06-2003, 07:41 AM
Originally posted by avenger00soul
Some people still believe the Blair Witch Project was real.

What the hell do you mean? Just kidding...

Someone once tried to convince me that the Blair Witch Project was real because the police found the film buried underneath the house... I suggested to him that maybe that bit made up too but he wasn't buying it.

avenger00soul
12-06-2003, 07:58 AM
Originally posted by mictlan
What the hell do you mean? Just kidding...

Haha, good one. I do that sometimes when people tell me wrestling's fake. LOL.

ursulab2
12-06-2003, 07:56 PM
I'm hoping this will help clear things up a little bit. After doing some research on the subject I have found that Austin is NOT completely wrong. It appears that yes there was a chainsaw killer in Travis County, TX. His name was Doctor Robert Kleasen. You can find out a little bit more on him here (http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/22/1050777238956.html) . I haven't researched him a whole lot but I thought that it was interesting. If anyone else finds out any more information on him I'd love to hear about it.

Ursula
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PS... I just finished watching TCM (the remake) and their were "two officers fatally wonded" at the end. I don't know if that means anything but someone said that none of the cops died at the end of the remake of TCM.

mictlan
12-07-2003, 09:02 AM
That is pretty interesting.

However, the link says that he committed the murders on 10/28/74; I think that TCM was released before that. So it's unlikely that the filmmakers were influenced by him.

I just did a Lexis/Nexis search on him but am unable to come up with any criminal documents. However I did find his rejected appeal, which I saved on my web site here (http://www.latibulum.com/mictlan/temp/kleasen1.htm). It gives some details of the case, including the location, which is pretty close to the new Austin, Texas airport.

mictlan
12-07-2003, 09:14 AM
The appeal said that Kleasen's trailer was 25 yards behind Austin Taxidermist. The Austin phone book has a business called Austin Taxidermist that is located right where the appeal said it was; it's likely it's the same place.

8739 Highway 290 W
Austin, TX

Next time I'm at the airport I will swing by and take some photos.

FYI: TCM was shot in an area that is now a sprawling suburb of Austin. The house was removed - and is now a restaurant! Read here (http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2003-10-31/food_feature.html) for more info. I haven't been yet; am waiting for a special occasion.

ursulab2
12-07-2003, 11:14 AM
Just to help clear things up I have emailed Tobe Hooper and asked him personally. Maybe he will tell me and maybe he won't. But, I figured if anyone would know at all he would. I'll let everyone know what he says if he emails me back.

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teenagezombie
12-07-2003, 11:39 AM
well this is what i heard: tcm was based on the whole wisconsin thing, but in travis co. tx. a man wit the last name hewitt, got in a fight at a bar with some guy. hewitt was drunk and just stormed out of the bar. the guy he fought with thinking everything was all good just went home. well, hewitt followed him took his chiansaw out of the back of his truck killed the whole family except for the oldest daughter who got away and spent the rest of her life in a mental institution in Dallas tx. there was no weird psycho family, there was no dead body farm. the producers just put the two together and made an ok movie, then seeing how much money they made on it decided to make a sequal out of it (hewitt was never captured.) many think he sobbered up realized what he had done, knew he was in deep shit and just left. how do they know his name was hewitt? well the answer to that question, before anyone asks, is that hewitt was a frequent visitor of the bar( the name of the bar, hewitts first name or the name of the family members killed was ever released) so when the police asked around the people who wittnessed the fight told the cops and hewitt left his chainsaw behind.


thats probably not what really happened thats just what i heard, i honestly think that tcm is just the work of the creator's imigination, and like always rumors start flying around. like when scream was released that was a true story, so was halloween, freddy, pinhead. all horror movies have one thing in common THEIR ALL FAKE! (even the blair witch project)

triefy
12-07-2003, 12:43 PM
Austin, for you to believe that they used actual footage from the "incident" and put it in the REMAKE of TCM, proves to me that with the correct marketing...you can make anyone believe anything.

Story was based off of Ed Gein (FACT). Ed Gein has also "inspired" films like PSYCHO, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, & I'm sure more, just can't remember them.

TCM2003 was clever in putting in "real" footage from the crime scene, however it was very fake from a film perspective. Most Cops, especially in a town like that, probably wouldn't film a crime scene and if they would it would have fake scratches and whatnot.

Just my 2 cents. Dispute all you want.

Arioch
12-07-2003, 04:09 PM
However, the link says that he committed the murders on 10/28/74; I think that TCM was released before that. So it's unlikely that the filmmakers were influenced by him.

TCM was relesed in 73 produced and made in 72, its MORE likely that the actual events that did happen were influenced from the movie. Unless Tobe is psychic:rolleyes:

SoUl SuRvIvOrS
12-07-2003, 07:11 PM
Okay ..this is really gonna sound repetitive..it's NOT TRUE...there might be instances that sound similar but the points that Arioch made are very good ones and very true....With pretty much every horror movie comes urban legands..the whole: oh yea a friend of mine has a friend who knows somebody that heard about that or oh yea that happened in this town I passed through...a friend of mine heard about it....It always happens...its inevitable(sp?). :rolleyes:

tasha
12-13-2003, 09:26 AM
...my english is not good....i'm agirl from italy.......
.................................................. .......go here.

http://www.fortunecity.com/roswell/streiber/273/gein_cf.htm

http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/notorious/gein/begin_2.html?sect=1

MichaelMyers
12-23-2003, 11:34 PM
Alright, it took me long enough to find this thread...

This basically explains everything you want to know (truthfully).

http://snopes.com/movies/films/chainsaw.asp

There's also a couple of links at the bottom of that page that provide documentation.

So, I guess the verdict is some of it's true, some of it's not. But by no means was it "made up".

devlspaintbrush
12-24-2003, 04:49 AM
Was Ed Gein made up?? Nope

Did he use a chainsaw?? Nope

Did he kill in Texas?? Nope

Was his family involved?? Nope

Did he kill a bunch of people?? Nope (killed 2)

Did he wear a mask made from human skin?? Yup

Did he have furniture made from skeletons?? Yup

bloodygurl02
12-24-2003, 02:50 PM
i had this same arguement w/ my friends husband. itold him niothing happend in travis county and its losely basedon stuff that a serial killer ed g. did in a completly other state let alone county. i even look in to stories about what ed g. did and it was pretty gross. for some reason stuff like that facinates me not that im a psycho or anything i even did research on lizzie borden and jack the ripper. and i was one of those people that believed the blair witch project was real when it came out but after some research in to it found it was fake

devlspaintbrush
12-24-2003, 03:03 PM
Dont sweat it..I have the same hobbies...If your friends husband doesnt agree with you...then show him your chainsaw!!!!!lol

LegionFilms
12-24-2003, 04:56 PM
what the fuck is wrong with you people? why the hell is this god damn question keep being asked? It didn't fuckin happend. Everybody knows it's based on Ed and he didn't use a chainsaw blah blah blah, shut the fuck up about if it was real or not

Arioch
12-24-2003, 05:00 PM
what the fuck is wrong with you people? why the hell is this god damn question keep being asked? It didn't fuckin happend. Everybody knows it's based on Ed and he didn't use a chainsaw blah blah blah, shut the fuck up about if it was real or n

LOL you tell um legion! no seriously can we let this thread die already? its getting as bad as one of Josh's threads

LegionFilms
12-24-2003, 05:05 PM
its 4 fuckin pages of the same thing. Clever mother fuckers that think they know the real story, then other people that think they know some hot shit when they say its Ed Gien and he never used a chainsaw and this and that.

Gizmo5
12-24-2003, 08:36 PM
Hate to break the news to all who think the TCM is real, but it's NOT!!! TCM, Silence of the Lambs, and Psycho were all inspired by the crime of ED GEIN. The filmakers of TCM were from Austin and were interested in making a film about ED. The only problem was that they did not have enough money to go to Wisconsin to make the film were ED was from. ED was a trans. He wanted to be a woman. And there was a movie actually made about Ed Gein. The movie goes by his first name or his last. You guys can also go to Crime Library.com the site gives you info on all serial killers. Sorry to disappoint those who believed in a guy who killed people with a leather face and a chainsaw.

LegionFilms
12-25-2003, 08:22 AM
Gizmo shut the fuck up, that's been said so many god damn fuckin times. Shut your fuckin face already

ds_spoon
12-25-2003, 09:26 AM
whats the point of being a dick legion???

meetthecreeper
12-25-2003, 09:35 AM
Originally posted by Gizmo5
Hate to break the news to all who think the TCM is real, but it's NOT!!! TCM, Silence of the Lambs, and Psycho were all inspired by the crime of ED GEIN. The filmakers of TCM were from Austin and were interested in making a film about ED. The only problem was that they did not have enough money to go to Wisconsin to make the film were ED was from. ED was a trans. He wanted to be a woman. And there was a movie actually made about Ed Gein. The movie goes by his first name or his last. You guys can also go to Crime Library.com the site gives you info on all serial killers. Sorry to disappoint those who believed in a guy who killed people with a leather face and a chainsaw.

Not to start a whole other argument but Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lechter was based on Albert Fish.

ds_spoon
12-25-2003, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by meetthecreeper
Not to start a whole other argument but Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lechter was based on Albert Fish.
thats what i thought!!!

LegionFilms
12-25-2003, 02:42 PM
Spoon, I'm not trying to be a dick but people post the same thing over and over again, and you can't tell me it doesn't get on your nerves at all. And if it doesn't then you can't understand it. It's so fuckin annoying. Every post is the same. 4 pages of the same thing, then someone comes in and thinks "Hmm, I know what happend, too bad its been posted like 20 fuckin times, well Ill post it again". Thanks alot.

fluffho
12-25-2003, 03:49 PM
you guys forgot nipple belt!

....ya bastad....

allmykids
12-25-2003, 07:23 PM
I see you read the same thing i read!! I did forget the nipple belt!!;)

Nate
12-26-2003, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by devlspaintbrush
Was Ed Gein made up?? Nope

Did he use a chainsaw?? Nope

Did he kill in Texas?? Nope

Was his family involved?? Nope

Did he kill a bunch of people?? Nope (killed 2)

Did he wear a mask made from human skin?? Yup

Did he have furniture made from skeletons?? Yup

Ed Gein admitted to killing 2,but there were more and there sure he killed atleast 5 more.Id be willing to bet he killed atleast 20.There were alot of body parts that werent related to his grave digging that were still fresh like he just killed them so i guarentee you ita way more then 2 bud.

allmykids
12-26-2003, 02:46 PM
I think he killed more too!! Like his brother!!

LegionFilms
12-26-2003, 07:23 PM
I thought it was confirmed he killed his sibling

allmykids
12-26-2003, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by LegionFilms
I thought it was confirmed he killed his sibling NO it was not confirmed. After ed was busted they speculated that he more than likely did but theres no proof!

JimmyScoops
01-04-2004, 12:35 PM
To add some more gasoline to this smoldering fire, I can say that I am pretty knowledgeable of Ed Gein, having read a couple of books about the guy. Here is a direct quote from one of them. Items in parenthesis were added by me.

Since the movie's (TCM) release, it's been an assumed wisdom that the Wisconsin woman-skinner was their main inspiration, especially as the publicity material purported the basic story to be true. Henkel (who co-wrote TCM with Hooper), however, has thrown doubt on this; he claims Hooper and he had never heard of our man Eddie til after the movie's release, the unsavory details that seem drawn from his life being some kind of Jungian coincidence...Director Hooper, for his part, claims primary inspiration from a group of his fellow Texans flocking around the chain-saw section in a department store.
from "Ed Gein: Psycho" by Paul Anthony Woods, 1995, St. Martin's Press, New York.

LegionFilms
01-04-2004, 01:01 PM
I read that Hooper was in a dept store during the holiday season, and was standing next to the chainsaws and thought to himself, that a chainsaw would be a good way to get through people. That's how the chainsaw idea spawned (like you said) but I think I remember Henkel & Hooper saying the set was inspired by Gein (the bone room for example).

babygirl92608
07-17-2009, 01:56 PM
just to let everyone know.
there were real chainsaw murders in texas, and other places.
no the movie was not based off these murders.
there was a real person named ed gein and the movies are loosely based of him.
i mean very loosely.the part were he takes the faces is based on him but not for the same reason. ed took the faces and other body parts to wear so he looked like a woman.
people think the chainsaw murders inspired the movie, but it didn't.

Bastet
06-23-2010, 07:06 PM
I thought it was based on Albert Fish?

newb
06-23-2010, 08:14 PM
http://images.ncix.com/forumimages/574084A1-C68A-7844-C8907947141900AD.jpg

Elvis_Christ
06-24-2010, 01:33 AM
just to let everyone know.
there were real chainsaw murders in texas, and other places.
no the movie was not based off these murders.
there was a real person named ed gein and the movies are loosely based of him.
i mean very loosely.the part were he takes the faces is based on him but not for the same reason. ed took the faces and other body parts to wear so he looked like a woman.
people think the chainsaw murders inspired the movie, but it didn't.

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc75/Clept0joe/cool_story_bro.jpg

AUSTIN316426808
06-24-2010, 02:59 AM
Wow. Brother and I used to be a couple of trolling little douche bags, huh?

_____V_____
06-24-2010, 03:24 AM
Welcome back!

Bastet
06-24-2010, 06:12 PM
sorry for raising the dead as it were. too much time when patients are sleeping at 4am!

Roderick Usher
06-25-2010, 11:13 AM
if you want to know the "real" story, you'll have to wait for SOUTH TEXAS BLUES, a film project with which I am intimately involved ;)

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ferretchucker
06-25-2010, 03:37 PM
Oooh, about time someone did the story properly. I've been saying for years that they didn't need to alter it so much to make a movie.

Elvis_Christ
06-26-2010, 06:01 PM
Wow. Brother and I used to be a couple of trolling little douche bags, huh?

Nah I actually had a laugh looking back at that :D

Bastet
06-27-2010, 06:00 AM
if you want to know the "real" story, you'll have to wait for SOUTH TEXAS BLUES, a film project with which I am intimately involved ;)

Friend us!
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/SOUTH-TEXAS-BLUES/101458763234784?ref=ts

Cool, gonna keep my eyes open for that

Sistinas666
12-24-2010, 04:58 PM
This thread is hilarious!!!!!!:D