Top 10 Most Infamous Serial KillersDiving into the chilling and gruesome tales of the most notorious perpetrators of heinous crimes, you might find yourself simultaneously fascinated and repulsed by the world of serial killers. This is a domain where morbidity and tragedy merge, giving rise to stories that seem too atrocious to be true, yet are documented with terrifying precision.
While perusing this collection of the macabre, you’ll find that these killers have employed a diverse range of methods and motives. Some were driven by a deranged thirst for blood, others by a deep-seated hatred, and some, alarmingly, by a perverse sense of pleasure. It’s a grim reminder of the multifaceted nature of evil and the various forms it can assume.
Ok, once I saw a documentary about this guy. The pictures were creepy. I was seven, I think, and my dad had to reassure me eleven times that he was already dead before I could close my eyes. I even changed sofas so I wouldn’t be with my back facing the door. You know, in case he came in and stabbed me.
Rapists are demons, but their murders were nowhere near as heinous as this guy's. He butchered prostitutes as though they were in a horror movie, leaving not a single trace to his real identity. Furthermore, his name has entered pop culture, folklore, books, and is recognized almost everywhere. In terms of instant recognition, his name dwarves anyone else on this list. There's probably more to point out, too.
Come on, it’s Jack the Ripper. Jacky's number 1. I don’t plan on ever changing my career choice to serial killer or law officer, so I don’t research serial killers. I’m pretty ignorant on the subject. But he’s definitely the most famous, and oftentimes a serial killer's main goal is fame, so I guess Jack wins.
This guy is just a pervert killer. He killed about 30 women, but it is speculated that he killed over 100. He would basically hide suspicion by putting his arm in a sling. He also always escaped and then continued his murder spree.
People say he looked handsome and normal, but underneath that smile was a monster.
Ted Bundy should be #1. I feel bad for the people who lived when he roamed the streets.
He killed over 33 young men and even worked as a birthday party entertainer while doing so. He was adept at evading trouble but ultimately met his karma.
He was pretty bad. He basically killed 33 boys and was quite adept at evading capture. His crimes were of a graphic nature as well.
He might be number 1 because he killed more people than anyone else. And what else?
Like Jack the Ripper, we'll probably never know his true identity.
I want to know who that bastard is!
He looks radically different in every picture of him. It's kind of weird.
He is the worst. He looks innocent and then he's not. Totally got my vote!
This guy is a frickin' cannibal, rapist, and kidnapper. He got 5 life sentences. Bro is too terrible to write about.
He technically isn’t a true serial killer. Serial killing involves the commission of three or more murders over a period of time. He has only been convicted of killing two people, though this is debatable since he could’ve started the fire that killed his brother, but nobody knows for sure if he did.
But he is pretty far out there when it comes to what he did with the corpses, turning parts of the bodies of deceased women into furniture and trying to create a suit so he could become his mother, who he adored dearly. Ed Gein was also one of the first serial killers I studied, so I’ve always seen him as one of the most gruesome, yet interesting.
Only killed 2 people but is still one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century.
Ed Gein wasn't actually a serial killer - he only admitted to killing two women. Rather, he was a body snatcher who had an obsession with his deceased mother, Augusta.
Creepy person. So scary.
She's scary as hell.
As a child, I feel this story has made me be aware of the dangers on the streets today. Both husband and wife had no reason to kill the innocent children. Also, when Mr. West was a child, it was said that he was sexually abused by his mother and that his family agreed to incest. This is just one of the reasons for his killing those children.
When Mr. West was younger, he had a fall trying to escape a fire and did some damage to his brain, and he was in a coma for 8 days. He then, aged 19, ran over a 4-year-old child with his ice cream van. This all relates to why he killed those children. This couple was born evil.
Fred West was one of the most evil and twisted serial killers of all time. Rose West was evil too, but Fred was the real monster.
Both were very, very sick, but I reckon Rose was the real mastermind.
Like the Zodiac Killer.
I'm not surprised.
You people say Ted Bundy and Ed Gein are sick monsters, but I have to say Elizabeth Bathory takes the cake for this one. She brutally murdered over 650 innocent girls, cut them alive, and dipped her skin in their blood to make herself look younger. But that doesn't mean the other serial killers are innocent, they're sick bastards that deserve to rot in hell.
She killed more people than anyone else on this list and her victims suffered the most. And where is Gilles de Rais?
I just read how she killed and tortured her victims, and let's just say I'm glad I'm not one of them.
Although he doesn't have the highest quantity of murders like some people on this list, what he did to his victims, and to himself, for that matter, should indisputably land him in top 3. One of the most putrid and vile human beings in existence.
Sickest person who ever lived, and I don't mean that in a good way?
He looks really fishy.
The worst part is, despite all he did, he was only sentenced to 22-24 years in prison but escaped to God knows where, and no one knows if he's even alive.
He even looks creepy.
He is the serial killer with the most kills. He has confessed to killing 138 children and is believed to have killed 172-300+ children in total.
I will admit, from what I have heard, she seems to be quite intelligent.
This individual is a famous sociopath and possibly the most prolific and intelligent serial killer in history, not because he was a doctor. He derived pleasure from killing his so-called patients through poisoning, leading to a total count of 250-457 murders.
Most victims in history.
The best killer.
He has one of the highest body counts in serial killer history.
Missing an eye.