Ed Gein: Portrait of America’s Original ‘Psycho Killer’

Killer Ed Gein, being led away from his house in handcuffs, Plainfield, Wis., 1957.
Francis Miller—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Virtually every creepy, isolated killer's home one sees today on TV and in the movies takes as its model a run-down, detritus-filled Wisconsin farmhouse where, in November 1957 authorities encountered a scene of unremitting horror. Read More

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