Fictionalized versions of real-life crime stories often exaggerate or stylize true stories for the sake of drama, but sometimes, the true facts of a case get so distorted by moviemakers that it becomes difficult to tell truth from fiction.
We’re here to sort out some of the biggest things the movies got wrong about very real crimes.
1. Ed Gein never used a chainsaw.
The iconic horror film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” purports to be a depiction of real-life events, but the story of the movie greatly embellishes the actual crimes of serial killer Ed Gein.
While it is true Gein cannibalized his victims and preserved their body parts as keepsakes, pretty much everything else in the film is totally made up: even the eponymous detail of the chainsaw.
2. Zodiac’s infamous phone call went much differently in real life.
In Fincher’s “Zodiac” film, a person who claims to be the mysterious serial killer calls into