Serial Killers


How Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos Became a Cult Hero

To her fans, Wuornos's story offers a powerful example of a survivor who defies the respectability politics of victimhood.


Why This Baker Turned Chernobyl and the Oklahoma City Bombing Into Cakes

Brooklyn-based Paige Heimark is a 'disaster artist' who uses cake to underscore how we consume trauma.


Director Joe Berlinger Won’t Stop Talking About Ted Bundy

The ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ director says he made it for his daughters’ generation after learning they didn’t know the infamous killer.


Family and Friends of Bruce McArthur's Victims Recount How Their Murders Have Devastated Them

“This is a homophobic serial killing,” the sister of Selim Esen, one of the victims, told a Toronto court.


We Don’t Need Any More Stories About Ted Bundy

By making Bundy a subject of movies, songs, TV shows, and podcasts, we’re giving a narcissist exactly what he always wanted—attention.


Serial Killer Bruce McArthur Pleads Guilty to Eight Counts of Murder

The former landscaper was accused of preying on men with ties to Toronto’s Gay Village.


Ted Bundy Tells His Own Horrific Story in Netflix's New True Crime Doc

Joe Berlinger's 'Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes' shows us the man behind the monster.


The Best True Crime on Netflix Right Now

From diabolical bank heists to the shooting of Bob Marley, there's never been a better time to binge stories of crime and punishment.


This Author Forecasts a New Wave of Serial Killers in 2035

In ‘Sons of Cain’ investigative historian Peter Vronsky argues war and economic crisis play a role in making murderers.


What a British case says about alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur and police

The cases raise concerns about homophobia when it comes to how police deal with violence against LGBTQ people.


The Golden State Killer Case Shows a 'Path' to Finally Catch the Zodiac

A prominent Zodiac sleuth told us about new evidence he said he's seen exclusively and how he thinks cops should move ahead from here.


America's First 'Craigslist Killer' Was a Six-Foot-Tall Norwegian Widow

At the turn of the 20th century, serial killer Belle Gunness became a tabloid sensation.