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Icy Lake Mendota in the morning and afternoon.

It finally warmed up enough to do the sunrise run... ... about 30° at 7:27 when I took that photograph.  Later, we drove out to a place in Madison that I'd never even noticed before, Governor's Island:   This is land that had belonged to a governor in the 19th century, that became the Wisconsin Hospital for the Insane, later called Mendota Mental Health Institute. It's where Ed Gein lived out his last years.  We enjoyed our sojourn around the beautifully scenic location. It w...
Tags: Photography, Law, Ice, Sunrise, Madison, Sunset, Meade, Lake Mendota, Ed Gein, Ann Althouse, Mendota Mental Health Institute, Icy Lake Mendota, Wisconsin Hospital


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Trailer: Guess Who's Back, Back Again...

I hope you've been keeping up your cardio, because Leatherface is back and so is his chainsaw. Netflix has dropped the first teaser trailer for its upcoming "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" movie.Though any effort to revive a classic horror franchise is generally met with a measure of skepticism, there are a couple of reasons to give "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" a chance. First, the movie was produced and co-written by Fede Álvarez, the filmmaker behind the excellent 2013 remake of "The Evil Dead." Se...
Tags: Movies, News, Netflix, Trailers, Sally, Sawyer, Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ed Gein, Tobe Hooper, Fede Alvarez, Netflix Read, David Blue Garcia


An interview with Harold Schechter on Ed Gein, Belle Gunness, Graphic Novels, and True Crime Today

Our inaugural podcast interview is with Harold Schechter, whose first true crime book came out in 1990. Back in the day, true crime was mass market paperback and hard to find. You had to sneak to the back of the bookstore, and a special order got you a long look. Today, true crime tops the charts in every format, every channel. We can’t get enough. How did that happen? Harold Schechter knows. He’s now written dozens of books and just retired after 40 years as a professor of American literature i...
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The 15 Best Horror Movie Villains Ranked

"We don't need another hero," bellowed Tina Turner back in the eighties, eerily predicting the origin of this /Film article several decades before its emergence. Mind you, in 1984's "What's Love Got to Do with It" she also made the preposterous claim that hearts were unnecessary, so perhaps it's not wise to regard all of the esteemed Ms. Turner's lyrics as gospel.An even bigger hive of scum and villainy than Tatooine's notorious Mos Eisley Spaceport, the following piece will take you -– in ascen...
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The 20 Best '60s Horror Movies Ranked

The '60s was a time of great upheaval –- it was the supposed decade of peace and love but, was also the era of riots, the civil rights movement, and of seismic shifts both politically and culturally. The post-war optimism of World War II had begun to fade, and with that came a new cynicism –- counterculture was in the ascendance, and it was reflected in film tastes. The '50s had been spent watching the stars, but much of the '60s would be spent watching your back. Horror was cheap, and the deter...
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CLEWS interview with true crime legend Harold Schechter

This week I had a chance to speak with mega-bestselling true crime author Harold Schechter. We talked about all sorts of interesting true crime subjects - killer Jeffrey Dahmer, killer Jeffrey MacDonald, shyster Truman Capote, seminal Serial: The Podcast, and most delightful subject of all, the amazing, sudden, universal, and new-found respect for the true crime genre. Who would have guessed? Most interesting is his new foray into true crime graphic novels. There ha ve been other graphic novels ...
Tags: Law, Harold, Powell, Schechter, Jeffrey Dahmer, Laura James, Ed Gein, CLEWS, Harold Schechter, Eric Powell, Jeffrey MacDonald, EDDIE GEIN


CLEWS interviews True Crime King Harold Schechter

Harold Schechter is the Stephen King of true crime. We know Harold will take us by the hand and escort us down the darkest alleys known to mankind. We know we can completely trust him to show us something horrid that scares the bejesus out of us. But we actually desperately want to see it and know it and get it.  Without him, we wouldn't think of going there. He does it with impeccable research, first. If Schechter has a hardcover on the case, no stone is unturned in that field. But it is the su...
Tags: Usa, Hollywood, Law, Stephen King, Harold, Schechter, Laura James, Ed Gein, CLEWS, Harold Schechter, Belle Gunness


17 Horror Movies Based On True Stories That Will Creep You Out

The phrase "based on true events," is guaranteed to generate hype for any horror movie. Horror is already meant to be terrifying, so declaring that it actually happened only ups a film's fear factor. It also generates a ton of buzz, as curious viewers want to know the story behind a film, as well as how true it actually is. After all, the world is a terrifying place. Serial killers like Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer targeted and killed young people to satiate their violent impulses. Claims regard...
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The 20 Best Villains From Non-Comic Book Movies Ranked

You ever notice that there aren't that many articles breaking down the best heroes in cinematic history? That's because, at some basic level, heroes are all similar: They all have the same noble inclinations and can usually be counted on to do the right thing. Otherwise, they wouldn't be heroes. Villains, on the other hand, are deliciously varied; every antagonist is evil in their own unique way. The baddies we list here run the gamut from the ultimately redeemable to completely unrepentant, fro...
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Every Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movie Ranked Worst To Best

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has an identity crisis that goes deeper than interchangeable skin masks. To mainstream moviegoers in 1974, pleasantly removed from the sloppy-joe stylings of Herschell Gordon Lewis and his ilk, the standard of cinematic bloodletting sat with the black-and-white Bosco of "Night of the Living Dead" -- even "The Exorcist" opted for less sacred bodily fluids. All it took to traumatize a generation was $140,000 and a bunch of Lone Star amateurs. "The Texas Chain ...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Oxford, Mpaa, Dennis Hopper, Renée Zellweger, Viggo Mortensen, Massacre, Don, Hewitt, Motion Picture Association of America, Carson, R Lee Ermey, Sawyer, Henkel


The Daily Stream: The Voices Stars A Pre-Deadpool Ryan Reynolds In A Hilariously Disturbing Rom-Com/Serial Killer Story

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "The Voices"Where You Can Stream It: HBO MaxThe Pitch: Acclaimed director Marjane Satrapi followed up her Oscar-nominated "Persepolis," a black and white animated feature about a rebellious young Iranian girl navigating life during the Islamic Revolution, with a pitch-black comedy about a happy-go-lucky guy named Jerry rom...
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Exclusive: Preview of Eric Powell's forthcoming Ed Gein graphic novel

I recently binge-read Eric Powell's wonderful comic book series, The Goon, and instantly became a fan. So, I was thrilled when his publicist reached out to offer Boing Boing an exclusive peek at Eric and Harold Schechter's next project, a graphic novel about Ed Gein. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Graphic Novels, Kickstarter, Eric, Ed Gein, Harold Schechter, Eric Powell, Serial Killers, The 1950s


‘Disclosure’ director Sam Feder on the complicated history of trans representation

Director Sam Feder In 2014, Time magazine broke new ground by featuring Laverne Cox on its cover–the first for any transgender person. The magazine heralded the moment as “The Transgender Tipping Point.” Six years on, director Sam Feder aims to fulfill that declaration, and uncover the veiled history behind it. Feder’s newest film, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen follows in the tradition of movies like The Celluloid Closet, tracing the evolution of transgender images in film and television ...
Tags: Feature, New York, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Transgender, Hillary Swank, Kim, Hillary, Alfred Hitchcock, Reno, Huffington Post, Laverne Cox, Alfred, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Disclosure


ED GEIN live at Transitions Art Gallery, July 23rd, 2007

Check out Max Volume Silence, video shot and provided by Derek Stephan. The post ED GEIN live at Transitions Art Gallery, July 23rd, 2007 appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Gein, Ed Gein, Derek Stephan


10 Horror Movies Inspired by True Stories

10 horror movies inspired by true stories When it comes to horror films inspired by actual events, most fans know that The Conjuring is based on the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren and that Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer was loosely inspired by the confessions of Henry Lee Lucas. But, there are plenty of other horror features that have taken their inspiration from actual events that aren’t as well recognized for doing so. With that in mind, we have put together some examples of films...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Colorado, Horror, New York City, US, America, David Cronenberg, Italy, Philadelphia, Ed, Madrid, Haiti, Rainbow, Tcm, Roland


Crapper’s Delight: These Horror Movies Will Scare Your Pants Off

In July of 2013, a horror movie called The Conjuring hit theaters and made away with $42 million in its first weekend — the box office record for an original R-rated horror movie opening. The movie — starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as husband-wife paranormal investigators enlisted by a family to exorcise their haunted farmhouse — was also lauded by critics. The Conjuring scored an 86% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as praise for its smart plot, cinematic beauty, and well-craf...
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The Best Horror Movies Inspired by True Events

The Best Horror Movies Inspired by True Stories The best horror often comes from not just from the imagination, but from real life. The truth is, there are an incredible amount of horror movies that carry the “based on a true story” tagline; it seems rare to come across any in recent years that don’t claim to be rooted in reality. Audiences may feel that this is a gimmick loosely used to instill even more terror into the viewer, but often times it can just be a little piece of history – or mu...
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Mindhunter: Ford’s Future and Potential Killers in Season 2

Mindhunter: Ford’s future and potential killers in Season 2 True crime fans are celebrating Netflix’s recent announcement that their original crime drama series, Mindhunter, was renewed for a second season. The show is a perfect blend of documentary storytelling and fictionalization, focusing on the history of how the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit was born. Director and executive producer David Fincher’s hit series is based on the true crime novel by real-life agent John Douglas, who not only...
Tags: TV, Movies, Maryland, California, Kentucky, San Francisco, Georgia, Fbi, Netflix, Williams, Ford, Davis, Wisconsin, Streaming, Ohio, Charles Manson


In ‘Wormwood,’ filmmaker Errol Morris searches for the truth in a tale of obsession, paranoia and a government cover-up

Director Errol Morris, right, and director of photography Igor Martinovic on the set of “Wormwood.” (Nicole Rivelli/Netflix) Actor Peter Sarsgaard plays Frank Olson in reenactment portions of Errol Morris’ new film “Wormwood.” (Mark Schafer/Netflix) Director Errol Morris’ new film is “Wormwood.” (Photo by Nubar Alexanian) Actor Peter Sarsgaard plays Frank Olson in reenactment sections of Errol Morris’ new film “Wormwood.” (Nicole Rivelli/Netflix) Director Errol Morris on the set of “Wormwoo...
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8 Reasons Why Mindhunter is the Best Original Series on Netflix for 2017

8 Reasons Why Mindhunter is the Best Original Series on Netflix for 2017 On October’s Friday the 13th, Netflix and director David Fincher (Gone Girl, Seven, Fight Club) released a new and original psychological series, Mindhunter, focused on exploring not only the minds of some of America’s worst serial killers, but also the history of how the FBI finally incorporated psychology into their criminal investigations. Set in the 1970s, and based on real-life serial killers and the FBI agents who ...
Tags: Google, TV, Movies, America, Fbi, Netflix, Pennsylvania, United States, Ford, TV News, Streaming, Kansas, Charles Manson, Vanity Fair, David Fincher, Pittsburgh


‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Director Tobe Hooper Has Died at 74

Tobe Hooper, director of one of the most revered horror films of all time, has passed away at 74. Best known for directing The Texas Chain Saw Massacre in 1974, Tobe Hooper would go on to become a respected and influential horror filmmaker who also dabbled with directing episodes of hit TV shows as well. Below, we remember the career of Tobe Hooper. News of Tobe Hooper dead comes from Variety, who confirmed the filmmaker died in Sherman Oaks, California by way of the Los Angeles County Corone...
Tags: Europe, Death, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Stephen King, Cbs, Spielberg, Mark Hamill, Los Angeles Times, Steven Spielberg, Directors Guild Of America, Poltergeist, Austin Texas, Los Angeles County, Hooper


Beyond the Darkness Blu-ray Review

Beyond the Darkness: Notorious Italian horror film is the ultimate mix of art and trash I challenge you to cite a more stomach-churning and revolting motion picture than maverick Italian sleazemeister Joe (Anthropophagus) D’Amato’s (real name Aristide Massaccesi)  traumatic, leering and controversial 1979 shocker Buio Omega (aka Beyond the Darkness). Actually, I don’t. I don’t want to see it. Oh sure, you’ve got your Human Centipedes and your Serbian Films and your Guinea Pigs and all that sh...
Tags: Movies, Cannibalism, Horror, US, Dvd, Alfred Hitchcock, Necrophilia, Psycho, Elvira, Marion, Ludo, Canter, Severin, Monreale, Ed Gein, EC Comics


Inside Psycho Is One Of The “50 Best” Podcast Episodes of the Year

Indiewire is one of the leading trade publications in the movies/tv space, and they just named one episode from my Wondery podcast Inside Psycho as one of the 50 best of the year (so far). It’s #10 on the list, and I couldn’t be prouder. Here’s their writeup: We’ve sung the praises of Mark Ramsey’s six part Wondery series about the origins of the Alfred Hitchcock movie “Psycho.” It’s worth repeating again how fully and eerily this opening episode places any listener in the psyche of a serial ki...
Tags: Radio, Alfred Hitchcock, Indiewire, Ed Gein, MARK RAMSEY, Wondery, Jeff Schmidt


Interview: Showrunner Kerry Ehrin Talks Bates Motel Season 5

An exclusive interview with Kerry Ehrin, the mind behind TV’s hit macabre soap opera Bates Motel With A&E’s Bates Motel currently stabbing into its 5th season (the show airs Monday nights at 10pm ET/PT), we had the chance to connect with the brains behind the Psycho-as-soap-opera thriller, Emmy award winning showrunner Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights, The Wonder Years) and discuss the history of the show, its future, its smashingly talented cast and its visionary take on the house that Rober...
Tags: Better Call Saul, TV, Texas, London, Movies, Horror, Walking Dead, Norman, Alfred Hitchcock, Skype, Bates Motel, Psycho, Virginia Woolf, Carlton, Ryan, Kenny


Ed Gein Style Horror Jacket Is The Most Terrifying Jacket Ever

Behold! This fashion statement might literally change your life. Handmade by creatives Kayla Arena and Toby Barron, this jacket is made to look as if it were made from human flesh. Known as the as the Ed Gein Serial Killer Jacket, this terrifying fashion piece is guaranteed to turn heads. More info: Etsy, Wikipedia (h/t: ) In case you aren’t up to speed on your serial killer lore, Ed Gein was the scary man who killed people and then made furniture out of their flesh. His story has gone on t...
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ED GEIN's First New Song In Five Years "Tarrare" Is A Crusher

Time to get back in the groove with Ed Gein. The post ED GEIN's First New Song In Five Years "Tarrare" Is A Crusher appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, A/v, Ed Gein


The 9 Levels of Horror Fandom

The 9 Levels of Horror Fandom This was my year of horror. No, I was no neophyte, to be sure, but this was the year I really dug in and got deep into the trenches of genre, encountering new levels of horror fandom I had never fathomed. I attended several 35mm horror movie marathons at places like the Alamo Drafthouse. I covered a major horror festival (Fantasia Fest) for a week, and spoke on a panel at another (Brooklyn Horror Fest). I briefly semi-ran ShockTillYouDrop between the editorships ...
Tags: New York, Texas, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Christopher Lee, Los Angeles, PBR, Clint Eastwood, Guillermo Del Toro, Salem, Takashi Miike, EC, Lucio Fulci, Dante, Rob Zombie


Daily Deals 10/30/16

US Daily Deals Quite a few of today’s deals are Halloween themed, including the Audible Daily Deal for Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho” by Harold Schechter and R. C. Bray ($2.95), and today’s Kindle Daily Deal with up to 80% Off top-rated Mysteries & Thrillers has a few scary picks, as well. Looks like these are probably the same set of titles in B&N’s one-day Blockbuster Sale; may be price-matched at Kobo, where it’s nearing the end of their October 30% Off sa...
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9 Totally Toxic Mother and Son Relationships in Horror

A look at some of horror cinema’s most unhealthy mother and son relationships. It must be hard for mothers. Their eternal burden. First to grow a human being inside them. A living, soon-to-be-sentient thing that swells and steals tissue and drains her and becomes a part of her very essence. Then, suddenly, that baby is violently removed. It must be hard. And then to care for that baby, to nurture it, to protect it and keep it alive. All the while, her hormones are surging, her sleep schedule ...
Tags: Movies, Minnesota, Horror, Stephen King, Charles, Alfred Hitchcock, Mom, Hammer, Lauren Cohan, William Brent Bell, Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees, Alice Krige, Patty Duke, Ed Gein, Lloyd Kaufman


3 Innovative Sheet Masks You Have to Try!

If you haven’t been on Instagram in the last six months, you are likely unaware that sheet masks are the new… regular masks, and they’ve been elevated to “beauty must-have” by editors and confidently buzzed participants of Girls’ Night Ins around the globe. Sheet masks are just what they sound like – masks that are sheets. They are typically made from cotton or another fiber (see below for a very cool fiber use!), and have cut-out holes for your eyes and mouth. If you’re lucky, you might get nos...
Tags: Reviews, Nordstrom, Fashion, Instagram, Face, Product Reviews, Beauty, Skincare, Shop Talk, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Ulta, Jason Voorhees, Ed Gein, Beauty Trends, Face Mask