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Jame Gumb is a character and the primary antagonist of Thomas Harris's novel The Silence of the Lambs and its film adaptation, in which he is played by Ted Levine. In the film and the novel, he is a serial killer who murders overweight women. Edward Theodore Gein also known as The Butcher of Plainfield, was an American murderer .. Gein served as the inspiration for myriad fictional serial killers across different Saw Massacre), Buffalo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs) and the character Dr. Oliver Thredson from the TV series American Horror Story: Asylum. Jame Gumb (known as "Buffalo Bill" and later as "Mr Hide") is the secondary cannibalistic serial killer, in the hopes he may assist in catching Buffalo Bill (at this.

The depravity of his acts has inspired many of cinema's most memorable serial killers, chief among them Buffalo Bill, just as The Silence of the. The secondary villain of Silence of the Lambs, was Buffalo Bill. He was named so , because he “skins his humps”. What he was doing was kidnapping heavier. The Silence of the Lambs's Buffalo Bill is actually a terrifying mash-up of at least four murderers: Gein, Ted Bundy, Gary Heidnik, and Edmund Kemper.

“I read with the three final guys who were going to be Buffalo Bill,” says the character is an amalgam of sorts of several different serial killers. The owners of a house used in The Silence of the Lambs as the lair of a serial killer have been struggling to find a buyer for their property. SILENCE of the Lambs's vile murderer Buffalo Bill may be a work of fiction, but the killer who inspired the film villain was all too real. Ed Gein.