Archive for the ‘Serial Killers’ Category

News – A Story of America’s First Serial Killer, The Devil in the White City Coming to the Big Screen

The big screen adaptation of Erik Larson’s best selling true crime tale The Devil in the White City appears to finally be moving forward with Leonardo DiCaprio to play the lead, America’s first Serial Killer, H. H. Holmes. Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has picked up the rights to the novel with the plan being [...]

Serial Killers – Five Intriguing Suspects for Jack the Ripper

The true identity of the most famous serial killer of all time, Jack the Ripper has yet to be determined but according to the Telegraph, a few very unusual suspects for the Whitechapel serial killer have been suggested, including Alice in Wonderland author, Lewis Carrol. The body of Jack the Ripper’s final victim is set [...]

Serial Killers – H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer

“Like the man-eating tigers of the tropical jungle, whose appetites for blood have once been aroused, I roamed about this world seeking whom I could destroy” Howard Holmes (AKA Herman Mudgett, AKA The Torture Doctor) appears to have been forgotten by many true crime enthusiasts. At the same time he was committing his crimes, “Jack [...]

Serial Killers – Dean Corll: The Real Candyman Murders

Research by Angela Crawford: Dean Arnold Corll (December 24, 1939 – August 8, 1973) was an American serial killer who (with two young accomplices named David Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley) abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered a minimum of 28 boys in a series of killings spanning from 1970 to 1973 in Houston, Texas. The [...]

News – Elijah Wood’s Serial Killer Horror Film Maniac Banned in New Zealand

They can’t do this to a Hobbit can they? I thought NZ loved Elijah Wood, maybe they only love him when he is a Hobbit. His latest film, a serial killer horror film Maniac has been banned except for screening at film festivals. Read past the break for the skinny on banned horror down under.

Serial Killers – The Boston Strangler Linked by DNA to Last Victim

Who was the Boston Strangler? Up until now, no one was really sure. What we did know was that he was a serial killer who murdered at least 11 women in the Boston area between 1962 and 1964. His crimes were the subject of numerous books and a film, though the exact number of victims—as [...]

Serial Killers – Richard Ramirez aka The Night Stalker Dies

Richard Ramirez, 53 known as the Night Stalker died in San Rafael, California June 7th, 2013 of Liver failure secondary to Hepatitis C. Ramirez was on death row after he was convicted in 1989 of torturing, sexually abusing and murdering 13 people in Southern California in the late 1980′s. Ramirez who referred to himself as [...]

Serial Killers – Carl Panzram

Carl Panzram was an American serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar. He is known for his confession to his only friend, prison guard Henry Lesser. In graphic detail, Panzram confessed to 22 murders, and to having sodomized over 1,000 males. He used aliases such as “Carl Baldwin”, “Jack Allen” and “Jefferson Baldwin” in Oregon; “Jeff [...]

Serial Killers – The Night Stalker: Richard Ramirez

On a balmy summer night on June 28th, 1984 Richard Ramirez a Texas drifter and madman who terrorized the Los Angeles area for a year, made his first kill. The victim was 79-year-old Jennie Vincow who was raped, beaten, and nearly decapitated. Her son found her body. She had been stabbed repeatedly and her throat [...]

Serial Killers – Ed Gein: The Mad Butcher

AKA – The Butcher of Plainfield, The Plainfield Butcher, The Mad Butcher, The Plainfield Ghoul, Ed Gein was an unusual character, born on a farm and raised by a domineering mother. In the space of a few years his entire family died and he was left to raise the farm all by himself. In the [...]