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Murderous Minds: Ed Gein
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. How about 0 stars? Regurgitating bio facts on the least interesting murderer in the US does not a documentary make. Ed Gein was weird, no doubt, but for a murderer, he doesn't qualify in either the mass or serial categories. Hollywood and tabloids made him, not his actions. My grandparents owned a neighboring farm and knew him personally.
The biggest mass murderer of Plainfield was my grandparents' son, not Ed Gein. The "facts" of this "documentary" are weak and stale, rendered even more uninteresting and annoying by a speed-reader who projects no interest in her subject beyond trivia. This would not even qualify as acceptable work for a film or journalism student project. It is unoriginal, and if it is a student project, it should be removed with haste if this person wants a career related to media.
One person found this helpful. Didn't get far watching this. The poor teenager narrating glaringly stumbled over pronunciation time and time again.
Could the producers not let her read the script a time or two before filming?Douglas helped to pioneer the idea of profiling serious criminals—to think like a predator.
He was the first to come up with a psychological profile of the Unabomber. The FBI was wary of these methods at first, but came to adopt them in time. Douglas analyzed the behaviors of, among other serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy. He and his partner, Bill Tench Holt McCallanyinterview and discuss multiple murderers, including the people listed below. The agents center their investigation around his feelings of humiliation regarding his mother—a tense relationship that becomes a common trait of serial killers.
Ford is taken in by Kemper's genial way of describing his murders, a mistake that creates a truly terrifying moment in the season finale. Real Life: Kemper was a California native who murdered his grandparents before kidnapping and murdering five college students, one high school student, his mother and his mother's best friend.
He decapitated them after their deaths and engaged in irrumatio, or forced oral penetration, with their severed heads.
He also arranged the hands of some his female victims in what the police described as a "macabre jigsaw puzzle. Mindhunter: Rissell agrees to let Ford and Tench interview him, though he appears disgusted and agitated by the interrogation process. He also blames his crimes on his mother, insisting that if she had only let him live with his father, he wouldn't have raped or murdered anyone.
Rissell unknowingly helps Ford and Tench develop a profile of sexually violent serial killers when he admits that his first victim enraged him by giving in to his sexual advances; for sociopaths like Rissell, the agents realize, a woman expressing sexual interest could be misconstrued as a threat or a trigger.
Real life: Rissell is one of the lesser known serial killers mentioned in Douglas and Olshaker's book. He is most commonly remembered as an unusually young rapist, beginning his string of crimes at just He managed to rape 12 women and murder five of them before he was arrested at InRissell was sentenced to four consecutive life sentences ; he was first up for parole in In the '70s, Rissell's case was instrumental in providing a shared language for describing serial offenders.
Mindhunter: T he detectives develop their "shoe" strategy while working with Brudos, a technique that allows them to get a confession out of Darrel "Gene" Devier in a later episode. Brudos is striking for never offering an apology for his crimes; he even masturbates in front of the detectives. Real Life: Brudos made headlines when he was arrested for kidnapping and murdering four young women while wearing women's clothing himself.
Mindhunter briefly debates whether Brudos's cross-dressing had anything to do with his sociopathy or criminal acts, but headlines at the time branded Brudos a "sicko" and called him "The Fetish Killer," innocent foot fetishists be damned. Brudos died in prisonof cancer, in Mindhunter: Ford goes too far in interviewing Speck, trying to use inflammatory, sexist language to get the murderer to open up. When Speck realizes he's being played, he kills the bird he's been hand-feeding through the prison bars and files a complaint against Ford.
He also shows zero remorse for his crimes, and tells the detectives that he raped and murdered several young women because "it wasn't their night.
Behind the Murders of Ed Gein Documentary
Real Life: InSpeck beat and totured eight female medical students living on the South side of Chicago, murdering all but one. Corazon Amurao, who had initially opened the apartment door, managed to escape and alert the police, which led to Speck's arrest. Speck really did have the "Born to Raise Hell" tattoo on his arm, which Corazan used to identify him. On Mindhunterwe notice that Ford is beginning to unravel when he breathlessly asks to see the tattoo, telling his partner Tench that it's famous.See our picks.
The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides. The twisted and murderous appetites of the notorious Ed Gein, whose depredations in his small town of Plainfield come as quite a shock to his neighbors, especially Deputy Mason, whose mother Vera and girlfriend Erica have gone missing.
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Like the character of Norman Bates, Gein had a dominant mother he adored beyond measure. Brought up in a violent household with a drunken father prone to rages, he depended upon his mother for strength and guidance. It is believed that her passing in contributed greatly to his descent into his own sick fantasy world. From all outward appearances, Gein seemed like a meek, awkward but otherwise polite man who kept to himself in his farmhouse in Plainfield, Wisconsin.
In reality, he was making frequent trips to nearby Plainview Cemetery in the middle of the night and scavenging recently buried corpses for body parts. His reign of terror also involved kidnapping and murder. After his arrest, police searched Gein's farmhouse and discovered that he was far from a mild-mannered yokel; he was, in fact, a psychopath the likes of which the world had never seen.
They found furniture made of bones, cups crafted from skulls, and masks fashioned from the severed facial skin of his victims. The film utilizes a scattering of news footage and appropriate stock photography to weave a discomforting and ghoulish tale. Aside from its focus on Gein's troubled upbringing and legacy of heinous brutality and desecration, the film details the trial that followed his arrest, his petition to be freed inand his eventual death ten years later.Jeffrey Dahmer - Serial killer documentary
Murderous Minds: Ed Gein is not for the squeamish. But if you have a fascination with the macabre, the film provides an informative take on events that have long been clouded in infamy. Completely understand the predicament you're in here due to there being so little footage to go on. Voice over dull. Use of stock images even more depressing.
Any armature could do this Let down by TDF on thix occasion. Dull cant begin to describe. I have recommended the site to numerous friends.
Ratings: 7. Share this Documentary :. Murderous Minds: Dylan Klebold and Eric A completely unwatchable PowerPoint presentation with narration provided by a robot. Well point being it's educational right? Give the guy a break? Aye, Gus!We're watching " Tiger King " on Netflix for sure.
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Miscellaneous Crew. George Gein, his father, was a tanner and carpenter and was drunk most of the time. Augusta, Ed's domineering mother, was the real power of the house. She was a religious fanatic who constantly warned her sons about the sins of premarital sex and railed against "evil" Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos.
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How much of Ed Gein's work have you seen? Who Are You? Known For. Biography Miscellaneous Crew. Serious Serial Killers Self. Most Evil Self. Jump to: Miscellaneous Crew Self Archive footage. Self uncredited.We're watching " Tiger King " on Netflix for sure. Our recommendations also include " Night on Earth ", " Ozark ," and more. See our picks. The twisted and murderous appetites of the notorious Ed Gein, whose depredations in his small town of Plainfield come as quite a shock to his neighbors, especially Deputy Mason, whose mother Vera and girlfriend Erica have gone missing.
The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.
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Based on a true story. A deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother, whose corpse he keeps, among others, as his companion in a decaying farmhouse. This documentary chronicle's comprehensive interviews with law enforcement, victim's family members, reporters and his daughter Kerri Rawson.
An Emirati couple return home from a trip and discover that their new apartment has been built on a site that is home to some malevolent beings. The network where the famous anchorwoman Grace Forsyte works, is collapsing and she would do everything to regain the favour of the audience, therefore she convinces her professional team The life story of Ed Gein, the notorious serial killer and grave robber who inspired several classic horror films including 'Psycho' and 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'.
I have no interest at all in it, so my perspective is different. I teach, among other things, psychology and watched this documentary on the 2nd DVD from the movie to see if it would be suitable to use in a lesson on serial killers.
Well, not surprisingly at all, it was NOT, as this would be for high school students and the incredibly graphic nature of his crimes would make me an irresponsible and unemployed high school teacher. For a class for college students, perhaps it would be useful. But, detailing this dismemberment of corpses, use of their nipples, genitalia, etc.
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This documentary is not sensationalistic or overly explicit but just isn't particularly pleasant. Well-made, yes.Gein endured a difficult childhood.
His father was an alcoholic, and his mother was verbally abusive toward him. Although Gein reported his brother missing to the police, he was able to lead them directly to the burned body when they arrived. In subsequent years, Gein cordoned off the areas of the house that his mother had used most frequently, preserving them as something of a shrine. Gein attracted the attention of the police inwhen a hardware store owner named Bernice Worden went missing.
Gein had been seen with her shortly before her disappearance, and, when law enforcement officials visited his farm, they found her body. She had been fatally shot and decapitated. Subsequent examinations of his home showed that he had systematically robbed graves and collected body parts, which he used to make household items, clothing, and masks.
Gein admitted to killing the two women—both of whom allegedly resembled his mother—but pled not guilty by reason of insanity. In late he was deemed unfit for trial and was subsequently confined in various psychiatric institutions. Inhowever, after it was determined that he could participate in his own defense, Gein was put on trial. He was found guilty of killing Worden—reportedly due to financial reasons, prosecutors only tried one murder—but then was deemed insane at the time of the crime.
He returned to a mental hospital, where he remained until his death in Ed Gein. Article Media.
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