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Serial killers are real-life nightmares.

Some of the most fascinating people are the evilest. Serial killers have been a widespread phenomenon and dominating news stories for decades. The intrigue of learning the stories behind these renowned criminals has continuously drawn audiences in. With the popularity of Netflix’s Dahmer and books like Helter Skelter, there’s no question that people are hungry for more—and there’s plenty to choose from. 

There are an array of shows, books, documentaries, and more about serial killers real and fictionalized. Read about Jack the Ripper’s anonymous rampage through London in the 1880s or how they finally discovered the identity of the Zodiac Killer in recent years. If you’re a fan of true crime in any capacity, there’s something out there about serial killers for you.

Here are some chilling places to start: 

Peruse the stories before for even more unsettling facts about serial killer.

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A Chilling Look at Ted Bundy and the World’s Most Savage Killers

Peer into the minds of murderers in this fascinating true crime read.

Survivors Speak Out in Amazon’s New True Crime Docuseries Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer

Elizabeth Kendall and the women impacted by Ted Bundy’s heinous crimes take back control of the narrative.

Samuel Little: The Most Prolific Serial Killer in United States History

He's confessed to a staggering 93 murders thus far—and the FBI believes all his confessions are credible.

WATCH: A Woman’s Disappearance Leads to a Chilling Discovery in the New Trailer for Netflix's Lost Girls

Amy Ryan plays a mother fighting for answers in the upcoming Netflix movie based on the bestselling true crime book.

32 Most Horrifying Serial Killer Books

Get ready to see the darkest side of humanity.

The Copycat Killing Spree of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper

This copycat ripper claimed nearly three times as many victims as his Victorian predecessor—but he made one crucial mistake. 

UPDATE: Investigators Release New Evidence in the Chilling, Years-Long Cold Case of the Long Island Serial Killer

The search for one victim led to the discovery of countless others... and to the ice-cold trail of an unknown killer.

Unheard: The Fred & Rose West Tapes Delves into the Hellish Crimes of Fred and Rose West

25 years after Fred and Rose West's killing spree stunned England, the journalist who first broke the story revisits the case in a gripping new true crime podcast.

10 Must-Read Jack the Ripper Books

His true identity remains unknown to this day.

Who Is Charles Luther Manson? 8 Little-Known Facts About Charles Manson and His Real Family

Charles Manson’s children tried to escape their father’s gruesome legacy.

What Did Charles Manson Hear in the Music of the Beatles?

Decode the twisted musical messages that Charles Manson heard in the music of the Fab Four.

Sean Vincent Gillis: The "Pure Evil" Killer Who Mutilated His Victims

Did the Louisiana serial killer ever truly regret brutally murdering eight women?

Die for Me: Charles Ng, Leonard Lake, and Their Torture Dungeon in the California Hills

The story behind the duo's depraved murder spree is straight out of your worst nightmares.

33 True Crime Books About the World’s Most Notorious Serial Killers

From the never-caught Zodiac Killer to charming-but-deadly Ted Bundy, there’s always more to the story.

51 SCARIEST Books of the Last 200 Years

Because a truly scary story is timeless.