Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The 14 Freakiest Serial Killers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The 14 Freakiest Serial Killers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: "We all know of the Mansons, Dahmers and John Wayne Gacys of the world—the mass killers that are media darlings. But for every nutbar killer who are splashed all over the headlines, there are plenty who never make the limelight. Some are from other parts of the world, some from too long ago to remember. But each of them is interesting and terrifying in their own right."

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3 comments:

  1. I thought Henry Lee Lucas had a fair amount of notoriety? There have been at least two films about the "Lonely Heart Killers." Coates' THE OUTLAW YEARS, Rothert's THE OUTLAWS OF CAVE-IN-ROCK, and Wellman's SPAWN OF EVIL contain a lot of chilling detail about the Harpes.

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  2. I read SPAWN OF EVIL about 45 years ago. Great book.

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  3. And, of course, Robert Bloch (who wrote AMERICAN GOTHIC about him), Erik Larson (who wrote DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY about him), and William "Anthony Boucher" White (who used his "names" as his other notable pseudonyms) might be among those who remember Holmes/Mudgett...while Bloch nominated in advance Albert Fish (who, like most of these folks only perhaps more than most, is rather difficult to forget).

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