Who Is The Zodiac Killer?

They were spooked. Was it a bored patrolman wanting to bust teens getting frisky? Like a police vehicle, the car, described later as either a light-brown Corvair or Ford Mustang, had rocked up and parked at an angle (to the …

Letters from Serial Killer Richard Ramirez

  The True CRIME Museum welcomed author Ricki Thomas last Sunday to tell the story of her correspondence with serial killer Richard Ramirez. Ramirez terrorised Californians between 1984 and ’85 and was convicted of 13 murders and a series of …

Inside The Mind Of Ted Bundy, World’s Sickest Serial Killer

    TED BUNDY Born: 24 November 1946 First crime: 4 January 1974 Executed: 24 January 1989 Victims: 26-35   We’ll never know exactly how many women Ted Bundy murdered. His shocking crimes spread across the United States, from Seattle …

How racism and neglect left the Grim Sleeper free to kill again and again

We’re used to serial killers being presented in a certain way. Their faces staring out at us from front pages and primetime news, accompanied by sensationalist headlines about their grisly crimes. At a certain point during Nick Broomfield’s most recent documentary, …

Jeffrey Dahmer vs The Movies: Separating the Fact from the Fiction

Jeffrey Dahmer: a deranged, queer, cannibalistic serial killer who intended to make an altar out of his victims’ corpses… or an autistic romantic whose crimes were the result of an initial, terrible accident? Jeffrey Dahmer was all of these things. …

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer: Separating the Fact from the Fiction

Described by the BBC as “Quite possibly the most harrowing real-life serial killer movie ever made,” John McNaughton’s 1986 directorial debut Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, presents a raw, unrelenting ‘documentary-style’ depiction of the sordid activities undertaken by its …