In the '70s the U.S. experienced a frightening uptick in the number of active serial killers. In that decade, according to the serial killer information center at Radford University, there were 450 individual serial killers at work. Over the previous decade the number stood at 156.
We have a fascination in America about murder. Serial killers, mass murders, thrill kills. But what is the reality? How many murders are there in America? Who are the victims and their killers?
Are our lives determined by nature or by nurture? Is there an evil seed that children of evil carry? Author Lisa Gardner writes her most intriguing and complex novel to date, exceeding her past efforts.
When it comes to horror, we like it ripped from the headlines, or so suggests the rise in popularity of true-crime thrillers.
What was it like to cover serial killers? I was very young. It was my job. My career. I just went from one story to the next.
Look, we've all seen the same lists preaching better methods of how to sell books -- this isn't exactly that kind of list. This list focuses more on desperation and depravity, the Double D's.
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Ultimately, my dislike for "The Following" has less to do with its gore factor than with its essential laziness, silliness and pretentiousness. Certain aspects of the plot don't make much sense, but that's really the tip of the iceberg.
America's "first female serial killer," Aileen Wuornos was executed ten years ago, but a new book gives us the closest thing to Aileen's autobiography as we'll likely ever have.
He liked having secret power over life and death. No doubt about that. Still, he was mildly puzzled why he did it. From the moment he first picked up Terri Lynn that morning, he knew he was going to kill her. It added excitement to sex. And he knew he would kill again. The last in a three part series from Predator: The Life and Crimes of Serial Killer Clifford Olson.
Details of the murders of Canada's most notorious serial killer, Clifford Olson, have never been made public -- until now. In the first of a three-part series from the newly published Predator: The Life and Crimes of Serial Killer Clifford Olson, award-winning Canadian journalist Peter Worthington describes how he got to know Olson, and the peculiar relationship that unfolded.
At first Terri Lynn didn't notice the car that pulled up beside her. The man driving was smiling-- a nice smile. He had dark, wavy hair and eyes that danced. He was wearing neat, sporty clothes and the car was clean. "Where are you headed?" he asked out the passenger window. Part 2 of Predator: The Life and Crimes of Serial Killer Clifford Olson continues.
Here's a rogue's gallery of 10 long forgotten "multi-murderers" (as they were also sometimes called)--the celebrity psychos of their day.
History seems one perpetual war between the good and evil that lurks within the human psyche. At times, when we observe Aurora and the bloody events occurring all over the planet, it often seems like evil is winning.
In the 1980s, David Gore murdered six women in the scenic shore community of Vero Beach. Unlike many serial killers, Gore "hunted" -- his word -- local women, including two mothers and four teenagers, instead of prostitutes.
No one can say how many active serial killers are operating in America today. Why don't we know? And what can we do to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe?