Johnny Delmer was born in a cabin that should have been condemned, in a small town known as Docerville. Johnny's parents didn't have much money to put food on the table for little Johnny to eat. Johnny's father, Jack, worked at Doc's gas station in Docerville whenever he wasn't drunk. Johnny's mother, Susan, worked as a waitress at Dugers Diner, also located in Docerville, but only part-time, because she had an alcohol problem as well. The Delmer's didn't own a car, so if they wanted to go to work or to the store, they had to walk in the heat, rain, or snow.
Johnny was just a little boy with dreams and visions like any little boy his age. All Johnny knew was the poor life he was given; he had no idea most people owned cars or had running water in their homes. If little Johnny wanted a drink of water, he would go to the well in the back of the cabin, and if Johnny was lucky he would get enough water in his cup to wet his lips.
Johnny's father had a short fuse, and it didn't take much to set him off. If little Johnny wanted to spend time with his daddy, his dad would kick him and tell him to go play with the chickens while he scolded his wife Susan about how awful her food tasted. Johnny didn't like the way his father treated his mother. For instance, if Susan didn't cook his food on time, he would beat her, or if he thought the food was too cold, he would throw the plate of food at her. Jack would make comments like, "What kind of woman are you? You can't cook or clean. I don't know why I married you." Jack would also call her a fat pig. Seeing the way Johnny's father treated his mother was one factor that would later mold little Johnny Delmer into a serial killer.
As Johnny was reading a newspaper, he came across an article on serial killer Ed Gein. Johnny was overtaken with excitement. The more he read about Ed Gein's killings, the more excited Johnny got. Johnny said, "I want to be just like this man Ed Gein. We have something in common, we both enjoy killing. But I have never killed another human being. Maybe someday I will kill another human being. Who knows, maybe I'll be the next Ed Gein?"