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The Scariest Serial Killers in History

The scariest serial killers, with info about their methods, victims, and more. Serial killers are among the most terrifying people imaginable, partially because of how unfathomable their crimes can be. Most serial killers kill randomly, looking for a specific type of victim in the dead of night, whether they’re tall, blonde women or short, elderly black men. Any type of person can be prey to a certain type of serial killer. Many of these heinous evildoers have been known to rape and torture their victims. Some have even made meals out of their victim’s dead bodies.


One of the things that make serial killers so scary is that anybody can be a victim, and anybody can be the culprit. Many of the worst serial killers were friendly neighbors or easy-going coworkers that one would never suspect of secretly having human heads in the fridge. The serial killers on this list are among the scariest villains in history due to their methods, their motives, and their personalities.


Who are the scariest serial killers in history? What did these serial killers do to make them so terrorizing? What were their motives, if they had any? And what became of the serial killers that haunt many people’s nightmares? Vote for the scariest serial killers.

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    Russell Williams

    To many, Russell Williams was an upstanding military man and husband. However, to his victims, Williams was a terrifying monster. He raped and murdered multiple women, after forcing them to pose for photographs. He also took pictures of himself in the underwear belonging to over 80 women who he burgled. He was discovered in 2010 and sentenced to life in prison. 

    Age: age 51
    Birthplace: Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
    Institution: Upper Canada College, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Scarborough, Royal Military College of Canada
    Born: 1963
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    In 1978-1983, Dennis Nilsen killed 15 young men in London. He would keep the bodies for his sexual perversions before dissecting and burning them. In some cases, he even flushed the remains down the toilet. He was caught in 1983 and sentenced to life in prison. 

    Age: age 69
    Birthplace: Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
    Born: 1945
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    As the partner of Angelo Buono, Kenneth Bianchi earned the nickname The Hillside Strangler. Bianchi is also suspected of being the culprit in the Alphabet murders. He brutally raped and strangled his victims. He killed at least 11 women before being caught in 1979. He's currently serving life in prison. 

    Age: age 63
    Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States of America
    Institution: Monroe Community College
    Born: 1951
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    Richard Chase was often called the Vampire of Sacramento, because after he killed his victims, he'd drink their blood and eat their remains. Over the course of a month he killed six people. He was caught in 1978 and revealed to be schizophrenic. He was convicted and sentenced to death. However, he killed himself by an overdose of his antidepressant medication in 1980. 

    Age: Died at 30 (1950-1980)
    Birthplace: California, United States of America
    Institution: American River College
    Died: 1980
    Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Suicide
    Place Of Death: Vacaville, California, United States of America
    Born: 1950
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    During the 1970s, Dean Corll went years raping and killing young boys without suspicion. Corll had at least 28 young victims that were never discovered until after Corll was shot and killed by one of his accomplices. Corll was also known as The Candy Man, because he had a history of handing out free candy to children in his Texan town. 

    Age: Died at 34 (1939-1973)
    Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America
    Died: 1973
    Cause Of Death: Firearm
    Place Of Death: Pasadena, Texas, United States of America
    Born: 1939
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