Richard Chase “The Vampire of Sacramento”

Richard Chase “The Vampire of Sacramento”

Over the years stories of vampires have been told to generations, from the original vampire story of Dracula from the 1897 gothic novel by Bram Stoker to the more modern and tongue in cheek stories like the twilight saga or the vampire diaries. In the latter stories the vampires are told as sexy and romantic [...]

Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos

This is a face that needs no introduction, we all recognise the mugshot of a woman almost smirking at the camera with little remorse for the seven murders that she'd committed to get there. Wuornos was born Aileen Carol Pittman on 29th February 1956 in Troy, Michigan. Her mother Diane Wuornos was 14-years-old when she [...]

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

I've been thinking of the appropriate way to give this piece the introduction I believe it deserves, but this case is such a big one. John Wayne Gacy is up there with some of the worst of all time and this has been gruelling to write and research, the only thing I can really say [...]

Herbert Mullin

Herbert Mullin

Some of the most common motives for murder are the urge to protect, revenge, jealousy, money, hate, sex, to keep a secret, personal vendettas, drugs and substance abuse, political reasons, and even property disputes. In the case of Herbert William Mullin, a serial killer that murdered 13 people in California in the early 1970s, the [...]

Joshua Phillips

Joshua Phillips

This is the fourth child killer that I have written about, the first three being Mary Bell, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, although Venables and Thompson were partners in their crime. The idea of a child killing is always horrifying, whether it is school shootings, gang murders involving young members or a sinister murder just like [...]

Ed Gein

Ed Gein

This case has fascinated and horrified people for decades, it has inspired some of the most iconic horror movie killers of all-time including Norman Bates from the novel and Alfred Hitchcock movie Psycho, “Leatherface” from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, “Buffalo Bill” in Silence of the Lambs and the horrors in Rob Zombie’s House of a [...]