posted on Oct, 10 2006 @ 11:09 PM
Actually it is partially based in truth (an incident in Texas), partly inspired by the story of Ed Gein, and partially from the movie "Psycho."
When I was in the police academy we had to write papers and pick a famous crime OR crime legend. I wrote mine on the TX Chainsaw Massacre. There was
quite a bit of material to dig up.
Off the top of my head...some of these name spellings may be incorrect, it's been a few years...some people named Dean Allen Coral, Elmer Wayne
Henly, and David Brooks, had a thing for raping young men. One of them was somewhat disconnected from the others and operated on his own sometimes,
but two out of the three were considered partners in crime. Their game was to lure the men to a deserted farmhouse in Texas somewhere with the promise
of "glue sniffing parties and good times." When the young men arrived, they were bound, tortured, and raped. I believe the criminal trio never
intended to kill anyone, but after one victim accidentally was beaten to death, they began killing them all. The bodycount was 27 as I recall. There
were no chainsaws or unusual devices involved. The early victims, who were not killed, were beaten unconscious then dumped by a roadside.
That's all I remember about the actual real crime.
The rest of the movie's inspiration came from the very real and very horrific story of Ed Gein, and the fictional account of "Psycho."