Serial Killers

There are many more serial killers around the world, but these are ones which have English language documentaries about them. 

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Ahmad Suradji
Indonesia Ahmad Suradji (10 January 1949 – 10 July 2008) was a admitted to killing 42 girls and women over a period of 11 years. His victims ranged in age from 11 to 30, and were strangled with a cable after being buried up to their waists in the ground as part of a ritual Sorceror from Hell

Aileen Wournos
USA Aileen Carol Wuornos (February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) killed seven men in Florida in 1989 and 1990. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense. Damsel of Death

Monster (movie)

The Real Monster

Albert DeSalvo 
USA Albert Henry DeSalvo (September 3, 1931 – November 25, 1973) was a criminal in Boston, Massachusetts, who confessed to being the "Boston Strangler", the murderer of thirteen women in the Boston area.  The Boston Strangler

2008 Movie

Alexander Pichushchin
Russia Alexander Yuryevich "Sasha" Pichushkin (born 9 April 1974 in Mytishchi,), also known as The Chessboard Killer,  is believed to have killed at least 49 people and up to 61–63 people in southwest Moscow's Bitsa Park, where several of the victims' bodies were found. The Chessboard Killer

Allan Legere
Canada Allan Legere (born February 13, 1948) is a serial killer and arsonist, also known as the Monster of the Miramichi, in reference to a reign of terror he inflicted upon residents of the Miramichi River valley of New Brunswick in 1989. Monster of the Miramichi

Anatoly Onoprienko
Ukraine Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko (born July 25, 1959) is a serial killer and mass murderer. After police arrested the 37-year-old former forestry student on April 16, 1996, Onoprienko confessed to killing 52 people. Serial Killer

The Beast Of Ukraine

Andrei Chikatilo
Russia Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo (16 October 1936 – 14 February 1994) was a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed The Butcher of Rostov, The Red Ripper, and The Rostov Ripper, who committed the sexual assault, murder and mutilation of a minimum of 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990 Serial Killer

Arthur Bishop
USA Arthur Gary Bishop (September 29, 1952 – June 10, 1988) was a child molester and serial killer. He confessed to the murders of five young boys in 1983, as a result of a routine police investigation. Serial Killer

Bobby Joe Long
  Bobby Joe Long (born October 14, 1953), abducted, sexually assaulted, and murdered at least 10 women in the Tampa Bay Area during an eight-month period in 1984. America's Most Savage Serial Killer

Beverley Allitt
UK Beverley Gail Allitt (born 4 October 1968) was convicted of murdering four children, attempting to murder three other children, and causing grievous bodily harm to a further six children. The crimes were committed over a period of 59 days between February and April 1991 at Grantham and Kesteven Hospital Born To Kill?

Charles Manson
USA Charles Milles Manson (born November 12, 1934) led what became known as the Manson Family, in the late 1960s. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca carried out by members of the group at his instruction Tom Snyder interview

Journey Into Evil

Helter Skelter (movie)

Danny Rolling
USA 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 November 4, 1989 triple homicide in Shreveport, Louisiana, and attempting to murder his father in May 1990. In total, Rolling confessed to killing eight people. The Gainesville Ripper

David Berkowitz
USA David Richard Berkowitz (born Richard David Falco; June 1, 1953), also known as the Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, was convicted of a series of shooting attacks that began in the summer of 1976. Perpetrated with a .44 caliber Bulldog revolver, the shootings continued for over a year, leaving six victims dead and seven others wounded. As the toll mounted, Berkowitz eluded a massive police manhunt while leaving brazen letters which promised further murders. Son of Sam

Born to Kill?

Dean Corll
USA Dean Arnold Corll (December 24, 1939 – August 8, 1973) was a serial killer who (with two young accomplices named David Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley) abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered a minimum of 28 boys in a series of killings spanning from 1970 to 1973 in Houston, Texas. The crimes, which became known as the Houston Mass Murders, came to light only after Henley fatally shot Corll. The Houston Mass Murders

Dennis Lynn Rader
USA Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) murdered ten people in and around Wichita, Kansas), between 1974 and 1991. He is known as the BTK killer (or the BTK strangler). "BTK" stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill," which was his infamous signature. The BTK Killer

Killers - BTK

Dennis Nilsen
UK  Dennis Andrew Nilsen (born 23 November 1945), also known as the Muswell Hill Murderer and the Kindly Killer, committed the murders of 15 young men in London, England, between 1978 and 1983.  Born To Kill?

Muswell Hill Murderer

Donald Gaskins
USA Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, Jr. (March 13, 1933 – September 6, 1991) In September 1969, Gaskins began killing a series of hitchhikers he picked up while driving around the highways of the American South. He tortured and mutilated his victims, while attempting to keep them alive for as long as possible. Serial Killer

Edmund Kemper
USA Edmund Emil "Big Ed" Kemper III (born December 18, 1948), also known as "The Co-ed Killer" is a serial killer and necrophile who was active in California in the early 1970s. He started his criminal life by murdering his grandparents when he was 15 years old. Kemper later killed and dismembered six female hitchhikers in the Santa Cruz area.  The Co-Ed Killer

1991 Interview

Faryion Wardrip
USA Faryion Edward Wardrip (born 6 Mar 1959) is a serial killer who raped and murdered five women in Wichita Falls, Texas and the surrounding counties from 1984 to 1986 The Body Hunter

Fred West
UK  Frederick Walter Stephen West (29 September 1941 – 1 January 1995), was an English serial killer. Between 1967 and 1987, he alone, and later, he and his wife Rosemary, tortured, raped and murdered at least 11 young women and girls, many at the couple's homes 25 Midland Road and later 25 Cromwell Street. The Unseen Confessions

Fred and Rose - The West Murders

Born to Kill?

Police interview

Fritz Honka
Germany Fritz Friedrich Paul Honka (31 July 1935 – 19 October 1998) killed at least four prostitutes from Hamburg's red light district, keeping the bodies in his flat. German Serial Killer

Gary Ridgway
USA Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), a serial killer known as the Green River Killer, was initially convicted of 48 separate murders and later confessed to nearly twice that number. He murdered the  women and girls in Washington state during the 1980s and 1990s. The Green River Killer


Gerard Schaefer
USA Gerard John Schaefer (March 25, 1946 – December 3, 1995, Florida). He was imprisoned in 1973 for murders he committed as a Martin County, Florida Sheriff's deputy. While he was convicted of two murders, he was suspected of many others. Schaefer frequently appealed against his conviction, yet privately boasted of having murdered over 30 women and girls. Serial Killer

Glen Rogers
USA Glen Edward Rogers (born July 15, 1962), also known as "The Cross Country Killer" or "The Casanova Killer," was convicted of a series of murders and arsons throughout the United States that began on September 28, 1995. The Casanova Killer

Guy Georges
France Guy Georges (born Guy Rampillon, October 15, 1962, in Vitry-le-François, France) is a serial killer, dubbed "The Beast of the Bastille", from 1991 to 1997, he assaulted, tortured, raped and killed seven women in the neighbourhood of the famed Revolutionary-era Parisian prison, the Bastille The Beast of Bastille

Harold Shipman
UK Harold Fredrick Shipman (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004) was a doctor and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history with 250+ murders.. Shipman died on 13 January 2004, after hanging himself in his cell at Wakefield Prison Doctor Death

Born To Kill? (HQ)

Henry Lee Lucas
USA Henry Lee Lucas (August 23, 1936  – March 13, 2001) was convicted of murder in 11 different cases. He had claimed to have committed a large number of other murders although he later recanted the confessions. The Confession Killer

H.H. Holmes
USA Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 – May 7, 1896), better known under the alias of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, was one of the first documented American serial killers in the modern sense of the term. In Chicago at the time of the 1893 World's Fair, Holmes opened a hotel which he had designed and built for himself specifically with murder in mind, and which was the location of many of his murders. America's First Serial Killer

Ivan Milat
Australia 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 The Backpacker Killer

Jack Unterweger
Austria Johann "Jack" Unterweger (16 August 1950 – 29 June 1994) murdered prostitutes in several countries. First convicted of a 1974 murder, he was released in 1990 as an example of rehabilitation. He became a journalist and minor celebrity, but within months started killing again. Poet of Death 

James Hicks
USA James R. Hicks (born 1951) James Hicks, 49, confessed to the murders of Jerilyn Towers and Lynn Willette. Hicks had previously served six years of a 10-year prison sentence for killing his first wife, 23-year-old Jennie Hicks, Serial Killer

Jeffrey Dahmer
USA  Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994), known as the Milwaukee Cannibal,  committed the rape, murder and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with many of his later murders also involving necrophilia and cannibalism. The Monster Within

Stone Phillips interview

The Trial

Dahmer (movie)

Jerry Brudos
USA Jerome Henry "Jerry" Brudos (January 31, 1939 – March 28, 2006) was a serial killer and necrophiliac, also known as "The Lust Killer" and "The Shoe Fetish Slayer". Between 1968 and 1969, Brudos bludgeoned and strangled four young women. The only initial evidence were witness sightings of a large man dressed in women's clothing.  The Lust Killer

Joe Ball
USA Joseph D. (Joe) Ball (January 6, 1892 – September 24, 1938) is said to have killed at least 20 women in the 1930s. His existence was long believed to be apocryphal, but he is a familiar figure in Texas folklore. Butcher of Elmendorf

Joseph Ture
USA Joseph Ture (February 7 1951) - killed a mother and her four children Serial Killer

John Wayne Gacy
USA  John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994), also known as the Killer Clown, was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men in a series of killings committed between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. Serial Killer

To Catch A Killer (movie)

John Wayne Glover
Australia John Wayne Glover (26 November 1932 – 9 September 2005) was a British-born Australian serial killer, convicted for the murders of six elderly women on Sydney's North Shore The Granny Killer

Joseph E. Duncan III
USA Joseph Edward Duncan III (born February 25, 1963) is a serial killer and sex offender who is on death row because of the 2005 kidnappings and murders of members of the Groene family of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Duncan has confessed but not been charged with the 1996 murder of two girls in Seattle, Washington Serial Killer

Keith Jesperson
Canada Keith Hunter Jesperson (born April 6, 1955) is a serial killer known as the "Happy Face Killer" for the smiley face he drew on his many letters to the media and prosecutors. Jesperson is known to have killed eight women over the course of five years. Serial Killer

Kendall Francois
USA Kendall Francois (born July 26, 1971) is a serial killer from Poughkeepsie, New York, convicted of killing eight women, from 1996 to 1998. He is currently serving life in prison for his crimes. Poughkeepsie Killer

Kenneth McDuff
USA Kenneth Allen McDuff (March 21, 1946 – November 17, 1998), also known as The Broomstick Murderer, was an American serial killer who was suspected of at least 14 murders. Free to Murder Again

Leonard Fraser
Australia Leonard John Fraser (27 June 1951 – 1 January 2007), also known as "The Rockhampton Rapist". Before a life sentence on 7 September 2000 for the abduction, rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl, Leonard Fraser had spent almost 20 of the preceding 22 years behind bars for the rape of other women. He was subsequently charged with four murders


The Predator

Levi Bellfield
UK Levi Bellfield (born 17 May 1968), a former nightclub bouncer and manager of a car clamping business, he was convicted on 25 February 2008 of murdering Marsha McDonnell and Amelie Delagrange. He was also convicted of the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy. On the 23rd of June 2011, Bellfield was found guilty of the murder of Milly Dowler. The Bus Stop Killer

His Name is Evil
Long-Island Killer USA The Long Island Serial Killer (also referred to as the Gilgo Killer) is an unidentified suspected serial killer who is believed to have murdered 10 to 14 people associated with the sex trade over a period of 15 years and then dumped their bodies along the Ocean Parkway Bodies on the Beach

Luis Garavito
Colombia Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos, (born 25 January 1957 in Génova, Quindío, Colombia) is a rapist and serial killer. In 1999, he admitted to the rape and murder of 147 young boys. The number of his victims could eventually exceed 300. The Beast

Marc Dutroux
Belgium Marc Dutroux (born 6 November 1956) is a serial killer and child molester, convicted of having kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six girls during 1995 to 1996, ranging in age from 8 to 19, four of whom he murdered. He was also convicted of having killed a suspected former accomplice, Bernard Weinstein. Perverted World

Michael Ross
USA Michael Bruce Ross (July 26, 1959 – May 13, 2005). Between 1981 and 1984, Ross murdered eight girls and women aged between 14 and 25 in Connecticut and New York. In 2005, he was executed by the state of Connecticut. Roadside Strangler

Morris Solomon Jr
USA Morris Solomon Jr (born March 15, 1944 in Albany, Georgia) is currently on death-row after being found guilty of the murders of 7 young women. Sacramento Slayer

Moses Sithole
South Africa Moses Sithole (born 17 November 1964) committed the "ABC Murders", so named because they began in Atteridgeville, continued in Boksburg and finished in Cleveland, a suburb of Johannesburg. By 1995, he had claimed over 30 victims, igniting a nationwide panic.  Serial Killer

Myra Hindley
UK The Moors murders were carried out by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley between July 1963 and October 1965, in and around what is now Greater Manchester, England. The victims were five children aged between 10 and 17 - at least four of whom were sexually assaulted. Born To Kill? (HQ)

See No Evil (drama)

Ottis Toole
USA Ottis Elwood Toole (March 5, 1947 – September 15, 1996) (sometimes misspelled Otis) was convicted of six counts of murder and at one time admitted to four more murder charges. However, he recanted and restated a number of confessions during his time in prison. Jacksonville Cannibal

Paul Bernardo
Canada Paul Kenneth Bernardo (born 27 August 1964), is a serial killer and rapist, known for the sexual assaults and murders he committed with his wife Karla Homolka and the serial rapes he committed in Scarborough. Ken and Barbie Killers

Paul Durousseau
USA Paul Durousseau (born August 11, 1970)  murdered seven young women in the southeast United States between 1997 and 2003. German authorities suspect he may have killed several local women when he was stationed there with the Army during the early 1990s. Durousseau would gain the victim’s trust, enter the victim’s home, tie their hands, rape, then strangle them to death.  Serial Killer

Peter Dupas
Australia Peter Norris Dupas (born 6 July 1953) is currently serving three consecutive life sentences for murder. His criminal history spans more than three decades, and with every release from prison has been known to commit further crimes against women with increasing levels of violence. His criminal signature is to remove the breasts of his female victims Torture Doctor

Peter Sutcliffe
UK  Peter William Sutcliffe (born 2 June 1946) is a British serial killer known as "The Yorkshire Ripper". In 1981 Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others. Yorkshire Ripper

Hoax Killer


Rex Allen Krebs
USA Rex Allen Krebs (born 28 January 1966) raped, tortured and killed two young women between 1998 and 1999. Serial Killer
Richard Trenton Chase USA Richard Trenton Chase (May 23, 1950 – December 26, 1980) killed six people in a span of a month in Sacramento, California. He was nicknamed "The Vampire of Sacramento" because he drank his victims's blood and cannibalised their remains. Born To Kill?

Richard Cottingham
USA Richard Francis Cottingham (born 25 November 1946) is from New Jersey, operating in New York between 1967 and 1980. He was nicknamed "the torso killer" due to his habit of dismembering his victims, usually leaving nothing but a torso behind. Officially Cottingham killed six people but he claims between 95 and 100 murders. Interview

Richard Kuklinski
USA  Richard Leonard "The Iceman" Kuklinski (April 11, 1935 – March 5, 2006) was an American contract killer who worked for Newark's DeCavalcante crime family and New York City's Five Families of the American Mafia. Kuklinski claimed to have murdered over 100, or possibly 250 men (his recollections varied) between 1948 and 1986 Iceman Interviews

Richard Ramirez
USA Ricardo Leyva "Richard" Muñoz Ramírez (February 29, 1960 – June 6, 2013) died while awaiting execution on California's death row. His highly publicised home invasion crime spree terrorized the residents of the greater Los Angeles area from April 1984 until August 1985. Prior to his capture, Ramirez was dubbed the "Night Stalker" Born To Kill?

Most Shocking Murders

Richard Rogers
USA Richard W. Rogers (born 1951) was convicted of murdering two gay men. Both men had been carefully dismembered and wrapped in plastic bags. Serial Killer

Richard Speck
USA Richard Franklin Speck  (December 6, 1941 – December 5, 1991) was an American mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped, and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital on July 14, 1966. The Nurse Killer

Robert Black
UK Robert Black (born 21 April 1947) was convicted of the kidnapping and murder of four girls between the ages of 5 and 11 between 1981 and 1986. He was convicted of sexually assaulting one of the girls and of raping the other three. Black was also convicted of the kidnapping of a fifth girl and the attempted kidnapping of a sixth. Robert Black

Robert Hansen
 USA Robert Christian Hansen (born February 15, 1939). Between 1980 and 1983, Hansen murdered between 17 and 21 women near Anchorage, Alaska. He was convicted in 1983 and is currently serving 461 years. Hunting Humans 

Robert Lee Yates
USA Robert Lee Yates, Jr. (born May 27, 1952) is from Spokane, Washington. From 1996 to 1998, Yates is known to have murdered at least 13 women, all of whom were prostitutes working on Spokane's "Skid Row". Yates also confessed to two murders committed in Walla Walla in 1975 and a 1988 murder committed in Skagit County Smiley Face Killer

Robert Pickton
Canada Robert William "Willie" Pickton (born October 24, 1949) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada is a former pig farmer who was convicted in 2007 of the second-degree murders of six women. He is also charged in the deaths of an additional twenty women. Pig Farm Killer

Robert Rhoades
 USA Robert Ben Rhoades was an es-soldier who became a trucker. His truck was his torture chamber, and he roamed Southern America looking for female victims who were hitch-hiking. Serial Killer
Shankill Butchers Ireland The Shankill Butchers is the name given to an Ulster loyalist gang, many of whom were members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). The gang conducted paramilitary activities during the 1970s in Belfast. It was most notorious for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians Shankill Butchers

Steve Wright
 UK Steven Gerald James Wright (born 24 April 1958) is also known as the Suffolk Strangler. He is currently serving life for the murder of five women in Ipswich, Suffolk.  Suffolk Strangler

Ted Bundy
USA  Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was a serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier. After more than a decade of denials, he confessed shortly before his execution to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978 Final Interview

Ted Bundy (movie)

Natural Porn Killer

Timothy Krajcir
USA Timothy Wayne Krajcir (born November 28, 1944) is from West Mahanoy Township, Pennsylvania and has confessed to killing over nine women, five in Missouri and four others in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Very Bad Men

Timothy Spencer
USA Timothy Wilson Spencer (March 17, 1962 – April 27, 1994), also known as the "Southside Strangler," committed four rape/murders in Richmond, Virginia in the fall of 1987. Spencer became the first murderer in the United States to be convicted on the basis of DNA evidence. Southside Strangler

Vlado Taneski
Macedonia Vlado Taneski (1952 – June 23, 2008) was arrested in June 2008 for the murder of two women on whose death he had also written articles. These articles on the murders had aroused the suspicion of the police, since they contained information which was not released to the public.  Psycho Killer

William Fyfe
Canada  William Patrick Fyfe (born 27 February 1955) was convicted of killing five women in the Montreal area of Quebec, although he claims to have killed four others. He allegedly killed his first victim in 1979 at the age of 24. Killer Handyman