5 Real-Life Killers Who Inspired Famous Horror Movies

3. Adolfo Constanzo – Borderland

5 Real-Life Killers Who Inspired Famous Horror Movies

Adolfo was born in Miami Florida. He was a known drug dealer, cult leader and serial killer. After he was rejected in joining a powerful crime family known as the Calzado’s. Seven family member leaders would be found shortly thereafter with their fingers ears, brains and spines removed. Using this notoriety Adolfo would join into a new cartel the Hernandez brothers where he would be responsible for numerous other sadistic and ritualistic murders. The 2007 movie titled borderland was loosely based upon his exploits.

4. Ed Gein – Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The inspiration behind the cult horror films psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ed Gein’s mother a strict and devout Lutheran would keep him refined to the house, preaching that all women were prostitutes and instruments of the devil. He would kidnap and butcher young women which he claimed reminded him of his own mother and crafted furniture from their flesh and bones.

Among these things were lampshades made from faces and noses belts made from female nips, boxes filled with female genitals, dismembered body parts in sacks filled, dressed corpses of young women and bowls made from polished skulls escaping death through the plea of insanity. Ed would spend the rest of his days in a maximum-security facility for the criminally insane until he would die of heart failure at 77 years old.

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5. Ted Bundy – The Silence of The Lambs

Kidnapper, rapist and murderer of numerous female victims during the 1970s, Ted Bundy aka the very definition of heartless evil was the main inspiration for the character Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs as well as other films. Ted would use his charisma to lure women into trusting him until he had them in a secluded area. He would murder his victim and come back some time later to perform seexual acts on the corpses of over 30 women. Dr. Alfred Balli Trevino was also the inspiration behind Hannibal Lecter.

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