What made it even worse was after he killed them he then would put the victims in a meat grinder and fed the [other] victims… He was definitely shocking. They were about ready to run out of the room during the interview of this guy. He was probably one of the worst ones that I interviewed. There are others but he was pretty bad. Heidnik lured six women to his home between November and March
The real life Hannibal Lecter revealed: Thomas Harris inspired by Mexican doctor
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He is one of the most chilling and grimly fascinating characters to ever hit the silver screen. For decades the exploits of Dr Hannibal Lecter - brilliant psychiatrist, serial killer, cannibal - has thrilled moviegoers and, more recently, in a critically-acclaimed hit TV series. Now author Robert Harris, the monster's creator, has revealed the identity of the real life man who inspired him - a gay Mexican doctor who murdered his lover and was consumed by guilt over it until his dying day. Author Thomas Harris right has revealed the inspiration for his most chilling creation, Hannibal Lecter, as played by Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs left , was in fact a real-life doctor he met in a Mexican prison while working as a journalist.
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Harris, 78, repeats this idea, or a variation of it, nearly every time I ask him about the origins of a plot point or a character, and it occurs to me that his answer is scarier than anything I could have anticipated. For nearly 45 years, Harris has terrified audiences with his grisly novels, which have sold more than 50 million copies. He introduced one of the most memorable fictional villains of all time — up there with Darth Vader and Dracula. But relatively little is known about Harris or his creative process. Over the decades, his silence has only fuelled public fascination with the elusive man behind the monster.