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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This deadly pair from 18th century America left a bloody trail across the frontier as they slaughtered men, women, and children to satisfy their bloodlust.
Can the Disney heartthrob make the transition to cold-blooded killer?
By Olivia Mason
He seemed have everything going for him ... but darkness lurked beneath the surface.
Did the sadistic "Murder Castle" serial killer fake his own death in 1896?
Serial killer Peter Tobin has three known victims: but was this depraved killer also responsible for the unsolved Bible John murders of the 1960s?
By Orrin Grey
A con artist killer and his unsuspecting victims.
Think you know everything about the most infamous serial killers the world has ever produced?
Here's where they go after they're gone for good...
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By Aliza Polkes
An inquiry into his sinister activities concluded that he killed at least 215 of his patients.
By Robert Walsh