26 Serial Killer Movies Based on Real Life (and Death)

These films are hard to watch because you know they’re true.

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  • Photo Credit: MRB Productions

1. Dahmer

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  • Photo Credit: Blockbuster Films

2. The Snowtown Murders

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  • Photo Credit: Screen Australia

3. Wolf Creek

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  • Photo Credit: Duo Art Productions

4. Zodiac

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  • Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

5. Monster

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  • Photo Credit: Media 8 Entertainment

6. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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  • Photo Credit: Maljack Productions

7. Speck

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  • Photo Credit: Magic Hat Media Inc.

8. Karla

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  • Photo Credit: Goldmill Productions

9. The Town That Dreaded Sundown

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  • Photo Credit: American International Pictures

10. The Night Stalker

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  • Photo Credit: MRB Productions

11. The Hunt for the BTK Killer

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  • Photo Credit: Diana Kerew Productions

12. The Deliberate Stranger

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  • Photo Credit: Lorimar Productions

13. My Friend Dahmer

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  • Photo Credit: Ibid Filmworks

14. Gacy

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  • Photo Credit: Beartooth Productions

15. Out of the Darkness

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  • Photo Credit: Centerpoint

16. The Boston Strangler

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  • Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

17. From Hell

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  • Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

18. Eaten Alive

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  • Photo Credit: Mars Productions Corporation

19. Citizen X

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  • Photo Credit: HBO Films

20. 10 Rillington Place

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  • Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures Corporation

21. The Gray Man

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  • Photo Credit: RavenWolf Films

22. Ed Gein

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  • Photo Credit: Tartan Films

23. Green River Killer

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  • Photo Credit: Heidenheim Films

24. The Iceman

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  • Photo Credit: Bleiberg Entertainment

25. Who Killed Atlanta’s Children?

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  • Photo Credit: Showtime Networks

26. Killer: A Journal of Murder

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  • Photo Credit: Breakheart Films