Actor David Hayman says he relished the chance to play cannibal Sawney Bean even though the tale terrorised him as a child.

The story of cannibal Sawney Bean is proving to be hit for a first time film-maker and his family from Aberdeen.

Cannibalism in Scotland: The Dark Legend of Sawney Bean

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Sawney Bean - 15th - 16th century head of a large clan, reportedly executed for mass murder and cannibalisim. He lived in a cave in Bannane Head between Girvan and Ballantrae.

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Have you ever heard the terrifying story of Sawney Bean? Alexander ‘sawney’ Bean was a semi mythical leader of a 48 membered clan during the 15th and 16th century. find out more here

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However,the former uses an anglicized version of the name "Sonny" spoken Sawney . SAWNEY BEAN was the head of a clan in 15 th century in Scotland,reportedly executed for the mass murder and cannibalisation of over 1000 people

The Hills Have Eyes is based on the Sawney Bean story. In 15th and 16th-century Scotland, Bean left home and took to the coastal caves with a woman where they lived for a number of years and had 14 children. The clan ambushed innocent passersby and murdered them for food. The family was hunted and brought to trial. At that time, they numbered 48, most of them the product of incest. The entire family was executed for the murder and cannibalization of over 1,000 people.

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