Best Movies Based Off Real Serial Killers

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1. D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, History, Thriller

It's about the Washington Sniper

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Jay O. Sanders, Bobby Hosea, Trent Cameron

Votes: 1,316

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dc_sniper[/link] The Beltway sniper attacks took place during three weeks in October 2002 in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Ten people were killed and three others critically injured in various locations throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area and along Interstate 95 in Virginia. It was widely speculated that a single sniper was using the Capital Beltway for travel, possibly in a white van or truck. It was later learned that the rampage was perpetrated by one man, John Allen Muhammad, and one minor, Lee Boyd Malvo, driving a blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice sedan, and had apparently begun the month before with murders and robbery in Louisiana and Alabama, which had resulted in three deaths. In September 2003, Muhammad was sentenced to death. One month later, Malvo was sentenced to six consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. On November 10, 2009, Muhammad was executed by lethal injection.

2. Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007 Video)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Kane Hodder, Adrienne Frantz, Michael Berryman, Priscilla Barnes

Votes: 1,770

Another film about Ed Gein

3. Burke & Hare (1972)

R | 91 min | Horror

Two men go into business supplying medical colleges with cadavers by robbing graves.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Paul Luty, Roy Macready, Derren Nesbitt, Susan Coates

Votes: 299

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_%26_Hare[/link] The Burke and Hare murders (nickname West Port murders) were serial murders perpetrated in Edinburgh, Scotland, from November 1827 to October 31, 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their 17 victims to provide material for dissection. Their purchaser was Doctor Robert Knox, a private anatomy lecturer whose students were drawn from Edinburgh Medical College. Their accomplices included Burke's mistress, Helen McDougal, and Hare's wife, Margaret Laird.[1] From their infamous method of killing their victims has come the word "burking", meaning to purposefully smother and compress the chest of a victim, and a derived meaning, to quietly suppress.

4. The Gray Man (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Thriller

Obsessive manhunt to identify and capture a despicable serial killer.

Director: Scott L. Flynn | Stars: Patrick Bauchau, Jack Conley, John Aylward, Jillian Armenante

Votes: 1,443

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish[/link] Hamilton Howard "Albert" Fish (May 19, 1870 – January 16, 1936) was an American serial killer. He was also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Moon Maniac and The Boogey Man. A child rapist and cannibal, he boasted that he "had children in every state, and at one time put the figure at around 100. However, it is not clear whether he was talking about rapes or cannibalization, less still as to whether he was telling the truth. He was a suspect in at least five murders in his lifetime. Fish confessed to three murders that police were able to trace to a known homicide, and he confessed to stabbing at least two other people. He was put on trial for the kidnapping and murder of Grace Budd, and was convicted and executed by electric chair.

5. The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005 TV Movie)

R | 82 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas home in on the serial killer known as BTK.

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Robert Forster, Michael Michele, Maury Chaykin, Mimi Kuzyk

Votes: 1,208

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BTK_Killer[/link] Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer who murdered ten people in Sedgwick County (in and around Wichita, Kansas), between 1974 and 1991. He was known as the BTK killer (or the BTK strangler). "BTK" stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill", which was his famous signature. He sent letters describing the details of the killings to police and to local news outlets during the period of time in which the murders took place. After a long hiatus in the 1990s through early 2000s, Rader resumed sending letters in 2004, leading to his 2005 arrest and subsequent conviction. He is serving 10 consecutive life sentences at El Dorado Correctional Facility, with an earliest possible release date of February 26, 2180.

6. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

In 1946, a hooded serial killer terrorizes the residents of a small Arkansas town.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem

Votes: 5,895

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_Killer[/link] The Phantom Killer is an unidentified serial killer thought to be responsible for a series of slayings between February 22 and May 3, 1946. which became known as the Texarkana Moonlight Murders. The murders occurred in and around the city of Texarkana, which sits astride the border between Texas and Arkansas. The attacks took place at approximately three-week intervals. The Phantom Killer was also known as The Texarkana Phantom or simply The Phantom, The Phantom Slayer and The Moonlight Murderer because he often killed late at night.

7. Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

A woman marries her boyfriend on his deathbed for his money so she can move on to the next guy. When he turns up mysteriously ill the police step in and investigate the strange circumstances.

Director: Alan Metzger | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, David Clennon, John M. Jackson, Grace Zabriskie

Votes: 227

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanche_Taylor_Moore[/link] Blanche Kiser Taylor Moore (born February 17, 1933) is a convicted murderer and probable serial killer from Alamance County, North Carolina. She was convicted of killing her boyfriend by slipping arsenic into his food, and is suspected of killing three other people and nearly killing another in the same manner.

8. The Hillside Strangler (2004)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

19 Metascore

In the end of the 70's, the dysfunctional Kenneth Bianchi lives with his mother and is obsessed with joining the police force. When his application is refused, his mother sends him to Los ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Parello | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Nicholas Turturro, Allison Lange, Marisol Padilla Sánchez

Votes: 1,684 | Gross: $0.00M

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillside_strangler[/link] The Hillside Strangler is the media epithet for two men, cousins Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, who were convicted of kidnapping, raping, torturing, and killing girls and women ranging in age from 12 to 28 years old during a four-month period from late 1977 to early 1978. They committed their crimes in the hills above Los Angeles, California.

9. Peter (2011)

84 min | Drama

This drama takes you into the mind of one of the UK's most notorious serial killers, while using archive news footage. We are shown his formative years, the biggest manhunt in police ... See full summary »

Director: Skip Kite | Stars: Walt Kissack, Gary Sharkey, Adam Lewis, Tracey Wilkinson

Votes: 90

"Peter: Portrait of a Killer" also about Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper.

10. Killer Pickton (2006 Video)

R | 85 min | Thriller

A horror film loosely based on the crimes of Canadian pig farmer Robert Pickton.

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Jeff Frentzen, Jillian Swanson, Heidi Rhodes, Kate Hackett

Votes: 116

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Pickton[/link] Robert William "Willie" Pickton (born October 24, 1949) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada is a former pig farmer and serial killer convicted of the second-degree murders of six women. He is also charged in the deaths of an additional twenty women, many of them prostitutes and drug users from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In December 2007 he was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years —the longest sentence available under Canadian law for murder.

11. Dr. Crippen (1963)

98 min | Crime, Drama, History

The real-life story of Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen, who was hanged in London in 1910 for poisoning his wife so he could be with his young lover. But was he truly guilty of murder?

Director: Robert Lynn | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Samantha Eggar, Coral Browne, Donald Wolfit

Votes: 274

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_crippen[/link] Hawley Harvey Crippen (September 11, 1862 – November 23, 1910), usually known as Dr. Crippen, was an American homeopathic physician hanged in Pentonville Prison, London, on November 23, 1910, for the murder of his wife, Cora Henrietta Crippen. He was the first criminal to be captured with the aid of wireless communication.

12. The Countess (2009)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt, Anamaria Marinca

Votes: 7,223

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_B%C3%A1thory[/link] Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian, Alžbeta Bátoriová in Slovak; 7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was a countess from the renowned Báthory family of Hungarian nobility. Although in modern times she has been labeled the most prolific female serial killer in history, the number of murders and even her guilt is debated. She is nevertheless remembered as the "Blood Countess." After her husband's death, she and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one source attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted. In 1610, however, she was imprisoned in the Csejte Castle, now in Slovakia and known as Čachtice, where she remained bricked in a set of rooms until her death four years later.

13. Cold Light of Day (1989)

81 min | Biography, Crime, Horror

Fictionalized account based on the actions of serial killer Dennis Nilsen.

Director: Fhiona-Louise | Stars: Bob Flag, Martin Byrne-Quinn, Geoffrey Greenhill, Mark Hawkins

Votes: 87

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Nilsen[/link] Dennis Andrew Nilsen (born 23 November 1945 in Fraserburgh, Scotland) also known as the Muswell Hill Murderer and the Kindly Killer is a British serial killer who lived in London. Nilsen killed at least fifteen men and boys in gruesome circumstances between 1978 and 1983, and was known to retain corpses for sex acts. He was eventually caught after his disposal of dismembered human entrails blocked his household drains: the drain cleaning company found that the drains were congested with human flesh and contacted the police. Owing to the similarities between their crimes, sexuality and lifestyle, Nilsen has been referred to as the "British Jeffrey Dahmer."

14. Nightstalker (2002)

R | 95 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Bret Roberts, Joseph McKelheer, Roxanne Day, Julian Garcia

Votes: 1,053

Another film about Richard Ramirez.

15. Amanda Knox (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Crime, Drama

Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Marcia Gay Harden, Vincent Riotta, Paolo Romio

Votes: 1,899

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_knox[/link] Amanda Marie Knox (born July 9, 1987) is an American woman who was accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Umbria, Italy. She served four years of a 26-year sentence before the murder conviction was overturned on October 3, 2011. Raffaele Sollecito, Knox's boyfriend at the time of the murder, was also accused of the murder and had his conviction overturned on appeal. The jury upheld Knox's calunnia conviction for falsely implicating bar owner Patrick Lumumba. For this Knox was sentenced to three years in prison, which she had already served, and was ordered to pay Lumumba's court costs of about 22,000 euros.

16. All Good Things (2010)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

57 Metascore

Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

Votes: 49,325 | Gross: $0.58M

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Durst[/link] In 1973, Durst married Kathleen McCormack, who disappeared in 1982. Her case remained unsolved for eighteen years when New York State Police reopened the criminal investigation. On December 24, 2000, Durst's long-time friend, Susan Berman, who was believed to have knowledge of McCormack's disappearance, was found murdered execution-style in her Benedict Canyon California house. Durst was questioned in both cases but not charged. In 2001, Durst was arrested in Galveston, Texas, shortly after body parts of his senior neighbor, Morris Black, were found floating in Galveston Bay, but he was released on bail. Durst missed his court hearing and was declared the nation's first billion-dollar fugitive. He was caught in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, at a Wegmans Supermarket, after trying to steal a chicken sandwich and a Band-Aid, even though he had $500 cash in his pocket. A police search of his rented car yielded $37,000 in cash, two guns, marijuana, and Black's driver's license.

17. The Frozen Ground (2013)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

37 Metascore

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Director: Scott Walker | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack, Dean Norris

Votes: 51,438

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hansen[/link] Robert Christian Hansen (born on February 15, 1939) is an American serial killer. Between 1980 and 1983, Hansen murdered between 17 and 21 women near Anchorage, Alaska.

18. Gerry (2002)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

54 Metascore

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

Votes: 16,690 | Gross: $0.24M

Based on [link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_David_Coughlin[/link] David Coughlin was killed in 1999 in the desert of southern New Mexico, in the United States, after he and Raffi Kodikian got lost while hiking. Kodikian later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and served 16 months. He was released in November 2001.

19. The Alphabet Killer (2008)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY.

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Timothy Hutton, Tom Malloy

Votes: 7,485 | Gross: $0.03M

loosely based on - [link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphabet_murders[/link] The so-called "Alphabet murders" (also known as the "double initial murders") took place in the early 1970s in the Rochester, New York area; three young girls were raped and strangled. The case got its name from the fact that each of the girls' first and last names started with the same letter (Carmen Colon, Wanda Walkowicz, and Michelle Maenza) and that each body was found in a town that had a name starting with the same letter as each girl's name (Colon in Churchville, Walkowicz in Webster and Maenza in Macedon).

20. Karla (2006)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Based on real events, Paul Bernardo and his wife, Karla Homolka, kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls.

Director: Joel Bender | Stars: Laura Prepon, Misha Collins, Patrick Bauchau, Emilie Jacobs

Votes: 5,394

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karla_Homolka[/link] Karla Leanne Homolka, also known as Karla Leanne Teale (born 4 May 1970 in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada), is a Canadian serial killer. She attracted worldwide media attention when she was convicted of manslaughter following a plea bargain in the 1991 and 1992 rape-murders of two Ontario teenage girls, Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, as well as the rape and death of her own sister Tammy. Homolka and Paul Bernardo, her husband and partner-in-crime, were arrested in 1993. In 1995, Bernardo was convicted of the two teenagers' murders and received life in prison, the full maximum sentence allowed in Canada. During the 1993 investigation, Homolka stated to investigators that Bernardo abused her, and that she was an unwilling accomplice to the murders. As a result, she struck a deal with prosecutors for a reduced prison sentence of 12 years in exchange for a guilty plea for manslaughter. However, videotapes of the crimes later surfaced and demonstrated that she was a more active participant than she had claimed.

21. Speck (2002)

R | 79 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Gruesome true story of murderer Richard Speck who killed eight nursing students in one night in Chicago during the late sixties. The story also follows him to his prison fate and uncovers more of his strange behavoir before his death.

Director: Keith Walley | Stars: Doug Cole, Beverly Sotelo, Stacy Cunningham, Flynn Beck

Votes: 218

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Speck[/link] Richard Franklin Speck (December 6, 1941 – December 5, 1991) was a mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped, and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in Chicago, Illinois on July 14, 1966.

22. Unabomber: The True Story (1996 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Drama, History

The real story behind the hunt for Theodore J. Kaczynski, later known as the Unabomber, a terrorist who sent several bombs through the mail, alarming authorities and society. The movie ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Purdy | Stars: Robert Hays, Dean Stockwell, Tobin Bell, Victoria Mallory

Votes: 294

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unabomber[/link] Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski,born May 22, 1942), also known as the "Unabomber" (a portmanteau of university and airline bomber), is an American mathematician, social critic, anarcho-primitivist, and Neo-Luddite[2] who engaged in a mail bombing campaign that spanned nearly 20 years, killing three people and injuring 23 others.

23. Out of the Darkness (1985 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

"Out of the Darkness" is a gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" - the infamous serial killer who stalked New York City in... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Martin Sheen, Hector Elizondo, Matt Clark, Jennifer Salt

Votes: 300

Another film about the hunt for Son Of Sam AKA David Berkowitz.

24. Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story (1991 TV Movie)

M | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Pamela Smart knows exactly what she wants and is willing to do anything to get it. She is fed up with teaching, and her marriage offers little excitement. Looking for a way out she applies ... See full summary »

Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Helen Hunt, Chad Allen, Larry Drake, Riff Regan

Votes: 388

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Smart[/link] Pamela Ann Smart (born August 16, 1967) is serving a life sentence for accomplice to first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and witness tampering in New Hampshire. Smart was convicted for conspiring with her 15-year-old lover, William Flynn, and three friends of Flynn's to kill her 24-year-old husband, Gregory Smart in Derry, New Hampshire in 1990.

25. Death Scream (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

On March 13, 1964, Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was attacked and viciously stabbed to death several times by a psychopath while nearby residents watched but did nothing to help.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Raul Julia, John P. Ryan, Phillip Clark, Lucie Arnaz

Votes: 136

based on - [link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese[/link] Catherine Susan "Kitty" Genovese (July 7, 1935 – March 13, 1964), was a New York City woman who was stabbed to death near her home in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York, on March 13, 1964. The circumstances of her murder and the lack of reaction of numerous neighbors were reported by a newspaper article published two weeks later; the common portrayal of neighbors being fully aware but completely nonresponsive has since been criticized as inaccurate. Nonetheless, it prompted investigation into the social psychological phenomenon that has become known as the bystander effect or "Genovese syndrome" and especially diffusion of responsibility.

26. Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Thriller

The true story of the year-long manhunt for the killer who raped and murdered his way up and down the I-5 corridor through California, Washington, and Oregon for over a year in 1981, leaving 44 victims in his wake.

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: John Corbett, Sara Canning, Tygh Runyan, Andrew Wheeler

Votes: 562

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall_Woodfield[/link] Randall Brent "Randy" Woodfield (born December 26, 1950) is an American serial killer who was dubbed The I-5 Killer or The I-5 Bandit by law enforcement due to the crimes he allegedly committed along the Interstate 5 corridor running through Washington, Oregon, and California. Before his capture, the I-5 Killer was credited with multiple sexual assaults and murders. A native of Oregon, Woodfield was convicted of three murders and is suspected of killing up to 44 people; he is currently incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary.

27. The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999 TV Movie)

240 min | Thriller, Drama

An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Tom Skerritt, Naomi Watts, Kellie Overbey

Votes: 615

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn_Killer[/link] Ira Samuel Einhorn, known as "the Unicorn Killer" (born May 15, 1940), is a convicted murderer who savagely beat his ex-girlfriend, Holly Maddux, to death and then stored her body in a locker in his apartment for more than a year before it was discovered by the police. He fled to Europe and was finally convicted 25 years later for her murder in 2002 and is currently serving a life sentence.

28. Wolf Creek (2005)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt

Votes: 62,811 | Gross: $16.19M

Influenced by [link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Milat_(serial_killer)[/link] The Backpacker Murders is a name given to serial killings that occurred in New South Wales, Australia during the 1990s. The bodies of seven missing young people aged 19 to 22 were discovered partly buried in the Belanglo State Forest, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south west of the New South Wales town of Berrima. Five of the victims were international backpackers visiting Australia (three German, two British), and two were Australian travellers from Melbourne. Australian Ivan Milat was convicted of the murders and is serving seven consecutive life sentences plus 18 years.

and [link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_John_Murdoch[/link] see Murder In The Outback

29. A Friend of the Family (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

After she narrowly escaped rape by attackers in Toronto, artist Alison Shaw and her devoted hunky husband Darris, a construction worker, move to a rural small town in Ontario and nest a ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Laura Harris, Eric Johnson, Kim Coates, Sabrina Grdevich

Votes: 225

based on the story of David Snow [link]http://business.highbeam.com/4341/article-1G1-19643530/snow-guilty[/link] A Toronto jury convicted former Ontario antiques dealer David Snow, 42, in an April, 1992, double murder, the start of a crime spree that ended with his arrest three months later in Vancouver. After killing Ian and Nancy Blackburn near Toronto.

[link]http://afriendofthefamilymovie.blogspot.co.uk/[/link]

30. Gou yeung yi sang (1992)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Horror

An abnormal taxi driver lusts for blood every rainy night, and several young women are killed as a result.

Directors: Danny Lee, Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang | Stars: Danny Lee, Simon Yam, Kent Cheng, Pik Yu Chung

Votes: 592

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lam_Kor-wan[/link] Lam Kor-wan was one of Hong Kong's two known serial killers. The other was Lam Kwok-wai. Lam Kor-wan, who worked as a taxi driver, would pick up female passengers, strangle them with electrical wire, take them to his family home, and dismember them. His English moniker, "The Jars Murderer", was coined when the police revealed that he had hoarded sexual organs in tupperware containers. He was a keen photographer and frequently took pictures and video of his victims, filming himself performing an act of necrophilia with his fourth victim. The Chinese press nicknamed him "The Rainy Night killer" because several of his attacks occurred during inclement weather.

31. Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985)

R | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

After being arrested, a Texas man begins confessing to the brutal murder of over 200 women. He recounts his random selection of victims and his traveling companions, his friend and friend's... See full summary »

Director: Mark Blair | Stars: Robert A. Burns, Dennis Hill, Berkley Garrett, Sidney Brammer

Votes: 468

Another film about Henry Lee Lucas

32. The Gainesville Ripper (2010)

90 min | Horror

Danny Rolling's serial killings of five college students in 1990 forever changes the college-town of Gainseville, FL.

Director: Josh Townsend | Stars: Teresa Arnold-Simmons, Ralph Cahill, Christina Caparoula, Angeline Renee Cook

Votes: 37

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Rolling[/link] Daniel Harold Rolling (May 26, 1954 – October 25, 2006), also known as The Gainesville Ripper, was an American serial killer who murdered five students in Gainesville, Florida. Rolling later confessed to raping several of his victims, committing an additional 1989 triple homicide in Shreveport, Louisiana, and attempting to murder his father in May 1990. In total, Rolling confessed to killing eight people.[1] He was executed by lethal injection in 2006.

33. No One Could Protect Her (1996)

TV-14 | 97 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

While her husband is away, Jessica Rayner is attacked by a rapist/killer in her own home. The police seem clueless, and the assaults continue in the Rayner family's neighbourhood. Jessica ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Tony Denison, Peter MacNeill, Lori Hallier

Votes: 266

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Miguel_Robinson[/link] Harvey Miguel Robinson (born December 6, 1974), from Montana, is a prisoner on death row in Pennsylvania and is one of the youngest serial killers in American history. He was just 18 years old when he was apprehended for his crimes. He is also the first serial killer in the history of Allentown, Pennsylvania. He raped and killed three women. He was linked to the murders by DNA evidence and convicted in November 1994. He was sentenced to death in all three cases.

34. El niño de barro (2007)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Police try to hunt down a serial killer in 1912 Buenos Aires.

Director: Jorge Algora | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Freire, Chete Lera, Abel Ayala

Votes: 600

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayetano_Santos_Godino[/link] Cayetano Santos Godino (October 31, 1896 – November 15, 1944), also known as "Petiso Orejudo" ("Big Eared Midget"), was an Argentinian serial killer who terrified Buenos Aires at the age of 16. In the early 20th century, he was responsible for the murder of four children, the attempted murder of another seven children, and the arson of seven buildings.

35. Jack the Ripper (1976)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Josephine Chaplin, Andreas Mannkopff, Herbert Fux

Votes: 1,344

with Klaus Kinski.

36. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Metcalfe | Stars: James Woods, Robert Sean Leonard, Ellen Greene, Cara Buono

Votes: 2,042 | Gross: $0.07M

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Panzram[/link] Carl Panzram (June 28, 1891 – September 5, 1930) was an American serial killer, arsonist and burglar. He is known for his confession to prison guard and only friend, 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 Davis" in Idaho and Montana; "Jefferson Davis" in California and Montana; "Jeff Rhodes" in Montana; "John King"; and "John O'Leary" in New York.

37. The Zodiac (2005)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

21 Metascore

An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.

Director: Alexander Bulkley | Stars: Justin Chambers, Robin Tunney, Rory Culkin, William Mapother

Votes: 6,704 | Gross: $0.04M

Another film about The Zodiac Killer.

38. The Todd Killings (1971)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama

Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmid ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Robert F. Lyons, Richard Thomas, Belinda Montgomery, Sherry E. DeBoer

Votes: 180

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Schmid[/link] Charles Howard 'Smitty' Schmid, Jr. (July 8, 1942 - March 30, 1975), also known as "The Pied Piper of Tucson," was an American serial killer. His crimes, profiled in the March 4, 1966 issue of Life Magazine, are the basis for "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?," a short story by Joyce Carol Oates.

39. Dead Beat (1994)

R | 93 min | Thriller

In 1965, Rudy, a Midwestern high-school kid, moves to Albuquerque; lonely and friendless, he's attracted to Kit, slightly older, with a car, his own apartment, and spending money. Kit loves... See full summary »

Director: Adam Dubov | Stars: Bruce Ramsay, Balthazar Getty, Max Perlich, Caleb Smith

Votes: 189

another film about Charles Schmid

40. The Lost (II) (2006)

Not Rated | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

19-year-old Ray Pye murders two young women. Four years later, detective Charlie Schilling knows that Ray did it. He just needs to prove it. Meanwhile, Ray has met his match in a new girl in town, Katherine Wallace.

Director: Chris Sivertson | Stars: Marc Senter, Shay Astar, Alex Frost, Megan Henning

Votes: 2,480

Another film based on the Charles Schmid story

41. L'assassino è ancora tra noi (1986)

83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

While writing her thesis in criminology, a young woman begins to suspect that her new boyfriend is a serial killer.

Director: Camillo Teti | Stars: Mariangela D'Abbraccio, Giovanni Visentin, Riccardo Parisio Perrotti, Luigi Mezzanotte

Votes: 150

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_of_Florence[/link] The Monster of Florence, also known as Il Mostro, is an epithet commonly used for the perpetrator, or the perpetrators, of 16 murders that took place between 1968 and 1985 in the province of Florence, Italy. The same gun and pattern was used in all the murders.

42. Romasanta (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror

An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman... See full summary »

Director: Paco Plaza | Stars: Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky, John Sharian, Gary Piquer

Votes: 3,155

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Blanco_Romasanta[/link] Manuel Blanco Romasanta (18 November 1809 — 1854) is Spain’s first documented serial killer. In 1853 Romasanta admitted to thirteen murders, claiming he was not responsible as he was suffering from a curse that turned him into a wolf. Although this defense was rejected at trial, Queen Isabella II commuted his death sentence to allow doctors to investigate the claim as an example of clinical Lycanthropy. Romasanta has become part of Spanish folklore as the Werewolf of Allariz or less commonly as the Tallow Man, so named for the rendering of his victims fat to make high quality soap.

43. The Monster of Florence (1986)

92 min | Horror, Thriller

A string of sex murders has been plaguing Florence for almost 15 years, in which a serial killer brutally murders couples who are sneaking "a quickie" in public areas. A writer who is doing... See full summary »

Director: Cesare Ferrario | Stars: Leonard Mann, Bettina Giovannini, Gabriele Tinti, Francesca Muzio

Votes: 135

Another film about The Monster of Florence

44. The Versace Murder (1998)

90 min | Crime, Drama

This docu-drama focuses on the true story of the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace by alleged serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Franco Nero, Steven Bauer, Shane Perdue, Matt Servitto

Votes: 234

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Cunanan[/link] Gianni Versace (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒanni verˈsaːtʃe]; December 2, 1946 - July 15, 1997) was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Gianni Versace S.p.A., an international fashion house, which produces accessories, fragrances, makeup and home furnishings as well as clothes. Versace was murdered outside his Miami Beach home, the former Casa Casuarina now known as "The Villa By Barton G.", at the age of 50 by spree killer Andrew Cunanan.

45. Freeway Killer (2010)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The true story of William Bonin a California serial killer.

Director: John Murlowski | Stars: Scott Anthony Leet, Cole Williams, Dusty Sorg, Michael Rooker

Votes: 1,095

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bonin[/link] William George Bonin (January 8, 1947 – February 23, 1996) was an American serial killer and a twice-paroled sex offender,[1] also known as the Freeway Killer, a nickname he shares with two other serial killers. Between 1979 and 1980, Bonin tortured, raped and killed a minimum of 21 boys and young men, and is suspected of committing a further fifteen murders. Bonin was convicted and eventually executed in 1996 for 14 of these murders.

46. Berdella (2009)

83 min | Horror

Bob Berdella who originated from Ohio, moved to Kansas City in the 1960s to enroll at the KC Art Institute. Shortly after his move to Kansas City, Berdella purchased a house on 4315 ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul South, William Taft | Stars: Seth Correa, Steve Williams, Marc Saleme, Vito Spino

Votes: 33

[link]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Berdella[/link] Robert Andrew "Bob" Berdella (January 31, 1949 – October 8, 1992) was an American serial killer in Kansas City, Missouri who raped, tortured and killed at least six men between 1984 and 1987.

47. Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000 TV Movie)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery