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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Investigators hope that new technology will help find justice for the Zodiac's victims.
His murder spree spanned years and crossed continents.
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Over 40 years later, the killer's whereabouts remain unknown.
A murderer once thought to be dead is very much alive in this thriller.
The duo murdered three innocent people in their "holy war against witches."
It remains one the most gut-wrenching murder sprees in Australia's history.
For over ten years, Derrick Todd Lee managed to escape Louisiana police—and murder seven women.
By Olivia Mason
How did Taneski know so much about the murders in his hometown? Police say it’s because he was the killer.
Michelle McNamara’s obsessive search for the man who terrorized California during the 1970s and ‘80s is chronicled in her book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.
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His three-day spree left students cowering.
The children's nurse was one of Britain's most notorious killers.
A convicted murderer and suspected serial killer lurks in the frames of the horror classic.
Investigative journalist Fred Rosen interviews a woman who was close to one of the Strangler’s earliest victims: Oliver LeBanks.
By Fred Rosen