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Added by Lex on 15 Aug 2011 06:23
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Movies based on real-life serial killers

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A list of movies based directly, or directly inspired, by real life serial killers. For instance, none of the killers in "Silence of the Lambs" is "real" but Jame Gumb was based on 4 real life serial killers: Ed Gein (Gein was also the inspiration for Leatherface in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and apparently, also for Norman Bates (although I don't see how Bates' reflects Gein specifically so that movie will not be added). Gumb was also based on Gary Heidnek, Ted Bundy and Edmund Kemper. Movies, obviously, based on real-life events featuring a serial killer will also be added, but so will some "fictional" movies if the main character was heavily based on a real life killer. Enjoy the list and click on a "movie" in the shelf for more info.
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Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Dec 7 5:35
You have 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and 'Silence of the Lambs', why not add the other fictional movie inspired by Ed Gein, 'Psycho'?
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Apr 18 14:21
wow I love the time and effort the author put into downloading covers to mediocre movies and uploading them on the page. Must've taken a lot of thumb and forefinger work...kudos
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Apr 21 23:50
you can add Citizen X. Pretty good actually
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at May 9 2:28
Monster and Silence of the Lambs are so good! I'll have to check some of the other ones out, too! Thanks.
Posted: 6 years ago at Sep 25 20:38

Look at this AWESOME film being developed in Vancouver and Seattle about TED BUNDY! It looks SUPER legit!

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This NEEEEEDS to get made! I would totally go see this!

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