"The mark of an immature man is that he would die knobly for a cause. The mark of a mature man is that he would live humbly for one" - Catcher in the Rye -WARNING WRITER SPELLING CHALLENGED! But Sometimes you have to say "what the fuck!"

Monday, December 08, 2008

Psycho Serial Killers and the CURSE of Frank Black

Repost from 10/27/04

Halloween Horror
I have always been fascinated and obsessed with serial killers and demonic characters. I spend time reading profiles from crime library, watching documentaries, and TV shows and movies on these subjects. On October 31, 1997 X-Files creator Chris Carter premiered a new series...Millennium. Like X-files, I obsessed over this show, and enjoyed watching the demise of the main character…Frank Black. MILLENNIUM followed the story of a retired FBI serial profiler, who moves his family to Seattle to escape from harm and then joins the Millennium Group to keep up the fight against evil. The Millennium Group is an X-Files conspiracy type consulting group made of former FBI agents and policemen. The series lasted three years, and I loved to watch Frank Black's journey as he looked into the mind of evil from serial killers to other evil people. Frank Black’s character got better as he became more demonic and dark.

Ode to a Serial Killer
The Movie Copycat. I enjoyed this movie, as profilers hunt down a copy cat murderer who copies the most notorious killers in history. Plus I think Harry Connick Jr is HOT AS HELL.

So, in honor of Halloween and the Curse of Frank Black, here is my list of some of my favorite serial killers.

Eddie Gein
From Crime Library Site
“On November 17, 1957 police in Plainfield, Wisconsin arrived at the dilapidated farmhouse of Eddie Gein who was a suspect in the robbery of a local hardware store and disappearance of the owner, Bernice Worden. Gein had been the last customer at the hardware store and had been seen loitering around the premises.
Gein's desolate farmhouse was a study in chaos. Inside, junk and rotting garbage covered the floor and counters. It was almost impossible to walk through the rooms. The smell of filth and decomposition was overwhelming. While the local sheriff, Arthur Schley, inspected the kitchen with his flashlight, he felt something brush against his jacket.
When he looked up to see what it was he ran into, he faced a large, dangling carcass hanging upside down from the beams. The carcass had been decapitated, slit open and gutted. An ugly sight to be sure, but a familiar one in that deer-hunting part of the country, especially during deer season.
It took a few moments to sink in, but soon Schley realized that it wasn't a deer at all, it was the headless butchered body of a woman. Bernice Worden, the fifty-year-old mother of his deputy Frank Worden, had been found
While the shocked deputies searched through the rubble of Eddie Gein's existence, they realized that the horrible discoveries didn't end at Mrs. Worden's body. They had stumbled into a death farm.
The funny-looking bowl was a top of a human skull. The lampshades and wastebasket were made from human skin.
A ghoulish inventory began to take shape: an armchair made of human skin, female genitalia kept preserved in a shoebox, a belt made of nipples, a human head, four noses and a heart.
The more the looked through the house, the more ghastly trophies they found. Finally a suit made entirely of human skin. Their heads spun as they tried to tally the number of woman that may have died at Eddie's hands.”

"I didn't want to hurt them, I only wanted to kill them."
When Son of Sam first struck on the morning of July 29, 1976, no one could expect that a serial killer was making his debut
David Berkowitz:
Calling himself the Son of Sam, this serial killer terrorized New York City in the late 1970s.
From this site
"As serial killers go it was not the most stimulating of sobriquets and Berkowitz, a desperate attention-seeker, seemed to realise that his audience wanted more. In the early hours of 17 April 1977 he blasted to death young lovers Alexander Esau and Valentina Suriani and left a handwritten letter in the middle of the street nearby, addressed to Captain Joe Borelli, the deputy chief of the Omega task force, which had been set up the previous month to hunt down The .44 Killer
The sender of the letter claimed he had been ordered to kill by his father, Sam, who he said was a vampire. The letter was not released to the public and only a handful of journalists were told of its contents. One of them was New York Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin, who dropped several hints about it in his articles. On 30 May 1977 Berkowitz sent Breslin a letter and, after teasing for almost a week, the Daily News finally published it and dubbed the killer Son of Sam."

He has found God now and has this site. He writes: "Frankly, I can give you no good reason why I should even be considered for parole. I can, however, give you many reasons why I should not be. The loss of six lives and the wounding of even more are reasons enough."

"It wasn't as dark and scary as it sounds. I had a lotta fun . . . Killing somebody's a funny experience"

Boston Strangler
Albert De Salvo, serial killer and rapist who terrorized Boston women.
From this site "They found on him all the tools of "The Measuring Man", as police called him, a culprit that had been going around to women's homes and pretending to be a representative for a modeling agency, taking the young women's measurements Despite his success in raping an enormous number of women and getting away with it, De Salvo moved into murder on June 14, 1962. After breaking into the Boston home of Ann Slesers, 55, he strangled the woman with the belt of her housecoat and tied it in a bow around her neck. This odd signature would become a tradmark of The Strangler's which he used on his subsequent victims. 1963 saw "The Strangler" become more violent during his attacks. On March 9 De Salvo killed Mary Brown, 69, raping her as usual but crushing her skull and stabbing her with a fork several times before strangling her. He left the fork protruding from her breast. On May 6 he killed 23-year-old Beverly Samans, tying her to her bedposts and raping her repeatedly before strangling her and finally stabbing her corpse 22 times. He left his knife in the sink at the firl's apartment but it proved no help to police. Evelyn Corbin, 58, was the next victim when she was killed on September 8. Strangely De Salvo strangled Corbin with his bare hands but still put her nylons to use, tying them in the customary bow and looping them around one of her toes.
Despite admitting his guilt in the murders of 13 women, De Salvo never served time for the killings. Amazingly, the incomparable Bailey managed a plea bargain and his killer client plead guilt only to the innumerable sexual assaults and robberies, garnering a term of life in prison. He died in 1973, the victim of a stabbing in his cell."

"You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body. You're looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!"
"We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere.
And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow"

Ted Bundy:

The most frightening of serial killers: a handsome, educated psychopath who stalks and murders young college women. Who could have guessed at the evil in his soul? Ted Bundy who reigned terror across the United States during the 1970's. There were countless more victims before and after Joni who were not so fortunate to have lived. Some thirty-six women may have fallen prey to Bundy, but only he knew for sure. It is a number that Bundy has carried with him to his grave.

"I really screwed up this time."
A young man from a good family deviates into necrophilia and cannibalism, then lures boys to his apartment to be murdered and maimed. Jeffrey (Jeff) Dahmer was a runaway train to madness, a cannibal serial killer, who killed his male lovers to prevent them from rejecting him.

"I always had the desire to inflict pain on others and to have others inflict pain on me. I always seemed to enjoy everything that hurt. The desire to inflict pain, that is all that is uppermost."
This gentle-looking grandfather cleverly lured children to their death, then devised recipes to eat them. This cannibal model for Hannibal Lector is a study in criminal psychology

"Kiss My Ass." ~John Wayne Gacy's final words before being executed
John Wayne Gacy
"Respectable" Chicago-area businessman hires young men to work in his contracting company, then rapes and murders scores of them, burying their bodies on his properties. He was a sharp businessman who had spent his time, when not building up his contracting company, hosting elaborate street parties for friends and neighbors, dressing as a clown and entertaining children at local hospitals. During a three-year-period, Gacy went on to viciously torture, rape and murder more than thirty other young men, who would later be discovered under the floorboards of his home and in the local river."

"I killed so many women I have a hard time keeping them straight"

"My plan was I wanted to kill as many women I thought were prostitutes as I possibly could," he said. "I picked prostitutes as my victims because I hate most prostitutes and I did not want to pay them for sex. I also picked prostitutes for victims because they were easy to pick up without being noticed."

Ridgway described how a young woman he was choking was looking at him while begging for her life. He said it taught him a lesson: to always make sure the victim isn't facing him, lest she be able to identify him if she survives.
Green River Murders
"Scores of women murdered in the Seattle area results in the longest running homicide investigation in U.S. history. Finally DNA evidence points the finger at Gary Leon Ridgway as the killer"

"I've killed no one. I've ordered no one to be killed. These children who come to you with their knives, they're your children. I didn't teach them, you did."
Chilling monster made followers kill on command.

"It's nothing you'd understand, but I do have something to say. In fact, I have a lot to say, but now is not the time or place. I don't know why I'm wasting my time or breath. But what the hell? As for what is said of my life, there have been lies in the past and there will be lies in the future. I don't believe in the hypocritical, moralistic dogma of this so-called civilized society. I need not look beyond this room to see all the liars, hater, the killers, the crooks, the paranoid cowards--truly trematodes of the Earth, each one in his own legal profession. You maggots make me sick-- hypocrites one and all. And no one knows that better than those who kill for policy, clandestinely or openly, as do the governments of the world, which kill in the name of God and country or for whatever reason the deem appropriate. I don't need to hear all of society's rationalizations, I've heard them all before and the fact remains that what is, is. You don't understand me. You are not expected to. You are not capable of it. I am beyond your experience. I am beyond good and evil, Legions of the night--night breed--repeat not the errors of the Night Prowler and show no mercy. I will be avenged. Lucifer dwells within us all. That's it" --Richard Ramirez's statement before he received sentencing at his trial.

"I love to kill people. I love to watch them die. I would shoot them in the head and they would wiggle and squirm all over the place, and then just stop. Or I would cut them with a knife and watch their faces turn real white. I love all that blood."

The Night Stalker
"Sadistic, psychopathic monster terrifies California suburbs, murdering, raping & brutalizing his victims. Richard Ramirez, called the Night Stalker now sits on San Quentin's death row. Despite his satanic views Ramirez has received numerous marriage proposals."

Robert Pickton
Now charged with 30 of 69 missing women. His wild parties included his victims, but in the most grotesque manner.

The Zodiac Killer
"Mysterious serial killer who has confounded investigators for over 30 years. The unsolved Zodiac murders are a bizarre and notorious Calif serial killer case which inspired one of the Dirty Harry movies. There have been many theories and suspects proposed."

"Sex is one of my downfalls. I get sex any way I can get it. If I have to force somebody to do it, I do . . . I rape them; I've done that. I've killed animals to have sex with them, and I've had sex while they're alive."
"I took her bra and panties off and had sex with her. That's one of those things I guess that got to be a part of my life -- having sexual intercourse with the deadd."
From this site "Henry Lee Lucas might be America’s most prolific serial killer. On the other hand, he might be the biggest liar since Baron von Munchhausen. After experiencing a self-described "religious conversion" in prison, he decided to bare his soul and confess to an astronomical number of murders. Later, however, he recanted most of his testimony. Among law enforcement officials, the exact number of his crimes remains a matter of debate. Still, even if Lucas’s final body counts falls far short of the five hundred victims he originally claimed, he nevertheless ranks as one if the most depraved serial killer in history. Subjected to untold horrors by his insanely abusive mother, Lucas began indulging in sadistic depravity while still a child. By thirteen, he was engaging in sex with his older half-brother, who also introduced Henry to the joys of bestiality and animal torture. One of their favorite activities was slitting the throats of small animals, then sexually violating the corpses."


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