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:
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They lured people to their deaths, then sold the cadavers to medical schools.
Bachelor #1 was handsome and charming—but offstage he led a double life as a sadistic serial killer.
Belle Gunness's murderous reign ended in a fiery blaze.
The subject of Interview with a Serial Killer—streaming on Netflix now—speaks out in his own chilling words.
Behind his quiet demeanor lurked a brutal killer.