12 hair-raising Halloween furniture items and the story of Ed Gein

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Only ha few days left to Halloween, so let’s take a look at these 12 hair-raising Halloween furniture items and as a bonus, the story of Ed Gein, the killer that was designing furniture out of real body parts. Halloween evolved from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, but Halloween today is less about the fear of ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy.

weird human skin looking sofa
Halloween is an annual holiday, celebrated each year on October 31, that has roots in age-old European traditions. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween.

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But if you don’t want to have this pieces of furniture all year in your home you can always just use decorations that are easy removable after. and just enjoy the spooky Halloween furniture items below.
Halloween decorations and Halloween games will give rise to all sorts of Halloween sounds and images that will conjure up hauntingly frightful fun for any Halloween themed party. Halloween is a night for little ghouls and little Halloween witches to come out of the woodwork. By adding some jack-o’-lanterns that are specially carved to create that Halloween horror effect for your porch and using haunted house props to decorate your house, you can come up with a great Halloween party plan.

Below these pictures you can also read the Ed Gein Story


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Halloween furniture items

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human skeleton chair

coffin sofa

Last pictures are as a bonus and not recommended if you are weak, being made of human body part replicas, inspired by serial killer Ed Gein. Edward Theodore Gein, also known as The Butcher of Plainfield, was an American murderer and body snatcher. In 1957, a local business owner went missing. Bernice Worden ran the town hardware store, and Gein was one of the last people to buy something before her disappearance. Police arrived at Gein’s house to investigate, and what they found was a house of horrors.

real ed gein items
real Ed Gein items

Those discoveries include: whole and fragmented human bones, a wastebasket made of human skin, human skin covering several chair seats, skulls on his bedposts, mutilated female skulls, bowls made from human skulls, a corset made from a female torso skinned from shoulders to waist, leggings made from human leg skin, masks made from the skin of female heads, a belt made from female human nipples, four noses, a pair of lips on a window shade drawstring, a lamp shade made from the skin of a human face, and fingernails from female fingers.

Ed Gein inspired furniture

Obsessively devoted to his mother, Gein never left home or dated women. However, after she died in late 1945, he became increasingly deranged. Now living alone, he left her room neat and untouched, while the rest of the home fell into squalor, and he developed an interest in anatomy books.”Weird old Eddie”, as the local community know him, had begun to develop a deeply unhealthy interest in the intimate anatomy of the female body – and interest that was fed by medical encyclopedias, books on anatomy, pulp horror novels and pornographic magazines. He became particularly interested in the atrocities committed by the Nazis during the Second World War and the medical experiments performed on Jews in the concentration camps. Soon he graduated on to the real thing by digging up decaying female corpses by night in far-flung Wisconsin cemeteries.

Shocking Human Skin lamp

In early 1968, Ed Gein was determined fit to finally stand trial. That November, he was found guilty of the murder of Bernice Worden. However, he was also found insane at the time of the murder, and as such he was recommitted to Central State Hospital.

Save for his attempt to petition for a release in 1974, which was rejected, the mild-mannered Gein made virtually no news while institutionalized. Later that decade, his health failing, he was transferred to the Mendota Mental Health Institute, where he died of cancer and respiratory illnesses on July 26, 1984.

Pop Culture & Film

The story of Ed Gein’s gruesome activities, particularly his devotion to a dead mother, strongly influenced Robert Bloch’s 1959 novel Psycho, which was adapted to the big screen the following year by Alfred Hitchcock.

Additionally, Gein served as the inspiration of other notorious movie villains, including Jame Gumb (The Silence of the Lambs) and Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and has been referenced in numerous songs over the years.


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12 hair-raising Halloween furniture items and the story of Ed Gein
Let's take a look at these 12 hair-raising Halloween furniture items and as a bonus, the story of Ed Gein, the killer that was designing furniture out of real body parts
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