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A Psychoanalysis of Edward Gein

- I have chosen to write my Case Study paper on Edward Gein from the Psychodynamic theoretical perspective. I believe that his behavior is a perfect case for the psychodynamic perspective because of the family dynamic in his home. These circumstances led to the actions that would become the inspiration for many books and movie characters because of the oddity and extreme nature of his human interactions. Possibly the first crime that Edward committed was killing his older brother. This has significance on the psychological level because Edward’s older brother began to disagree with their mother’s world perspective and I believe this was the motivation for this crime....   [tags: Case Study]

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- SERIAL KILLER EDWARD GEIN Serial murder is viewed as multiple murders within a given period of time. In United States of America, serial killing is neither a unique aspect nor new to the population. Since history, serial killers have been recorded around the globe. For a number of years, intellectuals, law enforcers, media and mental health professionals have thoroughly conducted investigation regarding serial killing. These groups have for a long time tried to understand the multifarious issues regarding serial killing investigations....   [tags: FBI, manhunt, serial murder]

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Psychopathy: Ed Gein's Bad Parents

- Time went particularly slow in Plainfield Wisconsin. As the name suggests, nothing truly newsworthy came out of Plainfield: it was completely plain. Men would work and occasionally hunt. Women kept the households, and children went to school and blithely played outside; nothing out of the ordinary ever occurred in Plainfield. The inhabitants of this small village of less than a thousand residents did not live through the rush and stress endemic to the cities, yet something odd and evil started to cook in the village in the years preceding 1957....   [tags: serial killer, insanity plea, nature vs nurture]

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Edward Theodore Gein

- On November 17, 1957 police arrived to the house of Ed Gein, they had suspected him of robbing the local hardware because he was found loitering around the store and being the last person seen at the store. When the police entered the house they found chairs, couches, lampshades, bowl made from a skull, a belt of female nipples and a costume made from human skin. “Edward Theodore Gein was born on August 27, 1906 in La Crosse, Wisconsin”( A+E Networks). Ed never really had a normal childhood, a childhood where your parents love you and you lived normally....   [tags: Serial Killers]

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Edward Gein and the murder of Bernice Worden

- Edward Gein was born on August 27, 1906 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was the son of his father, George a man who had a serious drinking problem, and a devotedly religious mother Augusta, a devote Christian. Ed grew up alongside his older brother, Henry who was seven when Ed was born.The household ruled by his mother's devote preaching’s about the sins of lust and carnal desire set the tone for Ed’s adult life. Augusta's deep contempt for her husband and the marriage persisted because of the family's religious belief about divorce....   [tags: trial, La Crosse, Wisconsin]

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Ed Gein, Serial Killer or Murderer

- Is Ed Gein a serial killer or a murderer. The rule is that one must kill 3 or more people at different periods of time. Ed Gein has officially killed 2 women and they were over a small span of time, but officially this does not make him a serial killer. Though he has dug up bodies and has done unspeakable things with them, they were already dead. Then why is he considered an iconic serial killer. Why has this man been used as the bases in so many horror movies, if he wasn’t even known in the country during his crimes....   [tags: famous criminals]

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Ed Gein

- This paper is based on the life of Ed Gein. He was an unusual character, born on a farm, and raised by a religious crazy, domineering mother. In the space of a few years his entire family passed away and he was left to take care of his farm all by himself. In the next few years he became a grave robber, a necrophiliac, a cannibal, and also took up arts and crafts in body parts. He is known as one of the weirdest serial killers of the twentieth century. He also inspired movies like Psycho, Silence of The Lambs, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Edward Theodore Gein - America's Most Infamous Murderer

- Edward Theodore Gein - America's Most Infamous Murderer Although tallying just two deaths, Ed Gein is one of America’s most infamous murderers. His notorious killings are remembered as being among the most perverse of any this century. His lunatic atrocities were magnified by the number of victims who fell prey to his sick deeds and who also fueled his numerous habits of cannibalism, necrophilia of women, and his obsession with the female body, especially his mother, Augusta Gein. Although clearly guilty for the acts Gein committed, psychiatrists were confident in their conclusion of his insanity....   [tags: Crime Muder Insanity]

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The Legend of Ed Gein and His Filmic Rebirth

- The Legend of Ed Gein and His Filmic Rebirth So you want to hear a legend hmm. Well, I'll give you what you want, but taint nothin' ‘bout it fiction. Now, you one of them scholarly types ain't ya–college and libraries and all that crap, right. Well, college kiddy you may think you know it all, but I know a thing or two about a thing or two. You haven't seen nothin'. You don't know a damn thing until you step right into the path of a cold-blooded killer. ‘Til you look that crazy sumabitch right in his red eyes and send him back to hell....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Alfred Hitchcock 's Camera Closes From Afar On A Private Lunchtime Rendezvous

- From the opening seconds, when Alfred Hitchcock’s camera closes in from afar on a private lunchtime rendezvous, Psycho makes clear that its focus is on the secretive and reserved. This scandalous scene is the first of many that initiates the viewer to the notion that beneath the surface lays a distorted and crudely reticent domain. Hitchcock seems determined to trick the audience, delightfully subverting character tropes and conventional setting as the plot descends further into darkness. This high-strung thriller may at first glance appear nothing more than a simple murder mystery, but on closer examination the film makes an argument for a lurking, sinister omnipresence....   [tags: Psycho, Norman Bates, Alfred Hitchcock, Ed Gein]

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How Edward Theodore Gain Became a Serial Killer

- Most serial killers are psychopaths. They are really frighteningly irrational people, but people who have no human conscience and no capacity for remorse. They also see other human beings as objects that can be manipulated and exploited and used for their own depraved purposes. It is nearly impossible for them to feel any sort of sympathy. Ed Gein raises the question in my mind, “Are monsters born, or are they created?” In this case study, I am going to explain who’s, what’s, when’s, where’s, why’s, and how’s of Edward Theodore Gein....   [tags: murder, mother, remains]

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Causation of Serial Killers

- ... These behavioral traits that Bundy exhibited made him a successful serial killer because Bundy did not feel guilt or remorse to his victims along with being manipulative and deceitful. These traits did not only result from his psychopathology, but also his childhood. In order to avoid shame of a child born out of wedlock, Bundy’s young mother taught him that his grandparents were his parents, while she took the role of his sister (Bell). Bundy was informed of this before he began serial killing women, allowing us to correlate the two events....   [tags: psychopaths, psychosis]

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Horror Movies Are All the same

- Horror movies generally are all the same. They all have been based off of something that has already happened or a previous movie. Society has paid to be entertained by these gruesome stories that we all truly fear. Before movies, people would purchase books of similar traumatic events to read in their spare time for amusement. It has been said by the Filmmakers IQ's horror film lesson (2012), that writers such as Bram Stoker created graphic novels that would grab the audience's attention for years to come....   [tags: German Expressionism, Film Patterns]

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The Making of a Serial Killer

- Not to be confused with psychopaths, psychosis is also a cause of serial killers. Psychotic patients, unlike psychopaths, have lost their sense of reality (Brogaard). For example, Carl “Coral” Eugene Watts was charged with strangling twelve woman with many more suspected victims because he believed they had “evil in their eyes” (Brogaard). Psychotic serial killers mostly tend to be either, schizophrenic or bipolar (Brogaard). Richard Trenton Chase was a schizophrenic who believed the Nazis were after him with poison that would turn his blood to powder (Brogaard)....   [tags: psychosis, psychopaths, sense]

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The Art of Horror Films

- ... The film also took credit for being one of the first to example story board and having a twist ending. Once the film had been created it lead people to explore the posibilities of the art of horror. Following the creation of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari was the making of The Golem. This film continued to be remade over the years. It started with a man by the name of Paul Wegener. He was fascinated by the legend of the Golem. The story spoke of a giant clay monster that saved Pragues Jewish citizens for an emperor that believed they were ritually killing children....   [tags: movie genres]

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The Minds of Serial Killers and how They Work

- A serial killer is to be known as a killer that will pause for a long period of time before killed more peope. After a serial killer killed one person, they would wait months or years before they killed another and pause after that and they did that till they were caught. But, a man or woman doesn’t just decide one day that they will kill people, it all starts when they were a child. What makes a person want to kill and why can’t we get into a serial killers mind. It may be the way they were raised....   [tags: red ripper, chikatilo]

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Psychological Disorders

- There are multiple criteria that come into play when determining a psychological disorder. One reason is because, it is hard to know for sure if an action is abnormal or not. Something could be abnormal in our country, but a custom in another. According to Psychology in Action, “[r]ather than being fixed categories, both “abnormal” and “normal” behaviors exist along a continuum, and no single criterion is adequate for [i]dentifying all forms of abnormal behavior” (Huffman). There are four criteria used to determine whether behavior is abnormal....   [tags: Psychology, Behavior]

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Psycho Movie Analysis

- The capabilities of humankind’s advanced form of consciousness are limitless. Thoughts don’t heed to time, space, or senses; mental-health professionals can only guess what happens inside the head of someone who can’t control them. The scariest part of knowing some people are forced live their own diluted, false world is the fact that they still exist, tangibly, in ours. We see murderers and those with mental disorders on the outside as regular people like anyone else. However, they may be in a conflict with another entity in their own head, the little voice that governs their every move....   [tags: Mind, Murder]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Mindhunter ' By John Douglas

- Mindhunter by John Douglas, book report The book Mindhunter is a book based on a persons life and work, it is based on the famous FBI profiler John Douglas. John Douglas is also the author of the book. Mindhunter is starting with describing Mr. Douglas life before he started the BSU (behavioral science unit) at FBI in Quantico, Virginia. John Douglas started off with wanting the become a veterinarian, but he was never a straight A student i school and didn 't have the grades needed to become a veterinarian....   [tags: Crime, Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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The Making of a Serial Killer, An Annotated Bibliography

- ... Print. Helen Morrison, M.D., is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for general psychiatry and is also a certified forensic psychiatrist. Morrison analyzed infamous serial killers in order to understand their motive for killing along with the process of how they chose victims. This book gave me insight into the life of Ed Gein and how psychosis along with early childhood is influenced his serial killings. It also helped me understand his relationship with his mother....   [tags: psycholology, muders, evil]

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Gianluca Di Muzio and Stephen King on Horror Films

- Movies are a favorite past time recreation among individuals. The following two authors Gianluca Di Muzio (2006) and Stephen King (2007) present opposing views towards the horror genre and its impact on society. Di Muzio article on “the immorality of horror films” and King’s article on “why we crave horror movies” are great examples on ways the horror genre affects society. Di Muzio (2006) presents the negative messages placed in horrific cinema, whereas King’s (2007) communication is about the positives....   [tags: Movies, Genre, Point of View]

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Power By William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- Power is a very interesting thing to hold. Many good-natured men have been destroyed by power and turned away from their morals as a result. When giving a man absolute power, it’s ingrained in the human brain to take it to a new level. This ideal is present in every type of government, regardless of if it’s a dictatorship or a government supported by autonomy. Modern day government suffers from this power hungry greed. Power is an element of human life and often leads to temptation because mankind thirsts for control, and that’s what power grants....   [tags: Corruption, Political corruption, J. Edgar Hoover]

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The Most Heroic Moments Of The Shooting

- One of the most heroic moments of the shooting occurred when Cho entered room 204. Inside, the professor, Liviu Librescu, braced his body against the door and shouted for his students to escape out of a second story window. Librescu valiantly gave his life to allow ten of his sixteen pupils to flee before Cho propelled his way through the door. Along with the professor, four of the his students from his class were wounded fatally, but Librescu’s sacrifice prevented the demise of many more. After the execution of thirty two individuals, Seung-Hui Cho committed suicide....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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Serial Killers: H. H. Holmes

- As if molded directly from the depths of nightmares, both fascinating and terrifying. Serial killers hide behind bland and normal existences. They are often able to escape being caught for years, decades and sometimes an eternity. These are America’s Serial Killers (America’s Serial Killers). “Even when some of them do get caught, we may not recognize what they are because they don’t [sic] match the distorted image we have of serial killers” (Brown). What is that distorted image. That killers live among everyday life, they are the ones who creep into someone’s life unknowingly to torture and kill them....   [tags: Serial Killers Essays]

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The Hunt for the Zodiac

- In a world that has given us such horrific criminals such as Charles Manson, Jack the Ripper, and Ed Gein, there is one case that still plagues citizens. Between the late 1960s and the early 70s, San Francisco citizens found themselves in a state of panic. A serial killer was on the loose. Known for murdering female, and young couples, the Zodiac Killer claimed the lives of at least seven victims. In the process, the Zodiac sent in letters to the local newspaper about the murders. The case became so popular that it ultimately spawned two books by crime author Robert Graysmith....   [tags: Serial Killer, Historical Mysteries]

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The Haunted Places in Wisconsin

- All houses are haunted; all persons are haunted; throngs of spirits follow us everywhere, we are never alone. Every county has they own haunted places some more known than others. I know this very personally because I live less than 100 yards from one of those haunted places, Marsh Road. I will take you on an adventure though Wisconsin’s past and present gulls and goblins that will sure give you a new look on Wisconsin. The haunted places in Wisconsin are worth learning about. Do you know what the closet haunted places to you are....   [tags: spirits, haunted roads, paranormal activities]

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The Behavior Of Serial Killers

- There are many traits that identify the behavior of serial killers. However, not all those traits might qualify to make them serial traits. A person can contain on of those traits and at the same time not become a serial killer. It takes all of the traits together to identify if they are capable of such thing. As described in article, What makes serial killers tick?”, it mentions that many serial killers were physically or emotionally abused by parents. Other traits as mention in other studies say that antisocial behavior could be an indicator why they might have problems....   [tags: Serial killer, Ted Bundy, Lust murder, Child abuse]

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Psycho, The Movie

- Psycho (1960) Perhaps no other film changed so drastically Hollywood's perception of the horror film as did PSYCHO. More surprising is the fact that this still unnerving horror classic was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, a filmmaker who never relied upon shock values until this film. Here Hitchcock indulged in nudity, bloodbaths, necrophilia, transvestism, schizophrenia, and a host of other taboos and got away with it, simply because he was Hitchcock. The great director clouded his intent and motives by reportedly stating that the entire film was nothing more than one huge joke....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Marilyn Manson

- History The first signs of Marilyn Manson was in 1989 in Southern Florida, when Manson, then a Ohio-born photojournalism major, and Daisy, then a guitarist who had been through five bands, came together and formed a band. Their names were changed to Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz. The names would come from different tabloid TV shit. By 1990, Marilyn Manson became Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids. Manson was singer, Daisy the lead guitar, Gidget Gein as bass, Madonna Wayne Gacy on the keyboards (he replaced the original keyboardist: Zsa Zsa Speck), and a drum machine....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Child Called IT

- A Child Called IT What did I learn from this book. The only thing that comes to mind when I'm asked that question is pain. I didn't know what real pain was until I tried to understand what this child went through. Everything that meant anything to him, his family, those who should be the closest, was drowned out. He didn't know what to think and so often in the world today, we are naive. We don't have a clue of how life could be, and of how lucky we truly are to have the kinds of backgrounds that we were blessed with....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How Alfred Hitchcock Gains Sympathy of the Audience for Marian Crane in Psycho

- How Alfred Hitchcock Gains Sympathy of the Audience for Marian Crane in Psycho Alfred Hitchcock directed the film ‘Psycho’ in 1960. At the end of its first year, the film earned fifteen million dollars. The film has generated three sequels and was the first “Madman with a knife” or “Slasher films.” Followed by films such as ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ or ‘Halloween’. It was also the very first horror film that looked at something realistic like a psychiatric situation instead of fictional horror characters like werewolves or vampires....   [tags: Papers]

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Tension In the Shower Scene in Hitchcock’s Film Psycho

- Tension In the Shower Scene in Hitchcock’s Film Psycho ‘Psycho’ is a 1960’s thriller that has been voted as one of the top 15 scariest movies of all time. It was Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest work and contains one of film histories nastiest killers, the infamous Norman Bates, whom a lot of serial killers are now based upon. The film is at first glance a story about a woman, Marion, on the run with $40,000 of stolen money, but it soon develops into a heated thriller during which Marion is killed and unexpected twists keep you on the edge of your seat....   [tags: Papers]

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Summer of Sam - That’s Murdertainment

- Summer of Sam - That’s Murdertainment [1] Ridley Scott's Hannibal grossed $58 million on its opening weekend (Seymour 1). With overpriced popcorn and watered-down simulation-soda, I was there. While animated Raisinettes and Goobers played seriously bad jazz, I was anticipating the blood-soaked slayings of film's most popular serial-killer. Yep, it's sick, but that's our society. We salivate over the newest slasher-film. The gorier, the better. However, what if the on-screen disembowelments were the recreated crimes of a true-life killer....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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The Mind of Serial Killers

- We can all agree that serial killers are unpredictable scary people but when it comes to why they kill, everyone has a different view. In my research paper I will get into the mind of a serial killer and try to figure out what exactly sets them into uncontrollable rage. John Wayne Gacy, Jeffery Dahmer, Henry Lee Lucas, Charles Manson, Timothy McVeigh, Ann Rule, Angel Resendez, David Berkowitz, Albert DeSalvo, Ottis Toole, Eddie Gein, and Herbert Mullin, what do all of these serial killers have in common and why did they kill....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Movie Projector

- “Everything I learned, I learned from the movies.” This was a quote by the old-time movie actress Audrey Hepburn. Usually as a child you would remember your favorite movie and are able to sing along to songs or quote your favorite character. The memories of that specific movie excite and bring back jovial thoughts. Most people have had this type of experience and that was all created possible by two brothers in Germany in the late 1800’s. November 1st, 1895 Max and Emil Skladanowsky invented the Bioscop an early movie projector and used that to display the first moving picture show to a paying audience at the Berlin Wintergarten theatre, the site of the first movie theater ever....   [tags: Edison, Dickson, cinema, culture]

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Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

- Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho', is his most well known, and widely regarded, his best, film. Shot over three weeks in 1960, even by today's standards of technology incorporated in films, it is considered one of the greatest horror films to date, terrifying audiences for over 40 years. Alfred Hitchcock created a masterpiece with Psycho, and bought the horror film into the modern era of terror. Psycho effectively tells two stories. The first; of Marion Crane, a young city banker who, on her lunch breaks, often meets her long time boyfriend, Sam Loomis, in a hotel room....   [tags: Papers]

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Hitchcock's Film Psycho

- Hitchcock's Film Psycho Ever since the first horror movies were produced they have attracted huge audiences seeking to be scared, chilled and thrilled. Horror movies are so popular because the audience can get the adrenaline rush of being scared without actually putting themselves in danger, and also the audience ultimately get a rush of relief at the end of the film when the killer is killed. This is the same reason why people go on roller coasters because you get the adrenaline rush and then the relief when you get off....   [tags: Papers]

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- Universal Studios presents the 1960 film “Psycho” by Alfred Hitchcock, adapted from the Robert Bloch novel by Joseph Stephano, and scored by Bernard Hermann. The film stars Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Janet Leigh, and a very creepy house. This film falling under the horror genre was based loosely on the novel of the same name which drew inspiration from real life serial killer Ed Gein, who has been the motivation for two other popular movies, “The Silence of the Lambs” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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