11 Real-Life Murders That Were Inspired By Horror Movies

From “Scream” to “Friday the 13th,” some of the most famous horror movies of all time have inspired people to commit heinous real-life crimes. The bloody visions of the horror genre have been blamed — fairly or not — for a variety of society’s ills over the years. And while modern understandings of psychology have … Read more

Meet Tyria Moore, Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos’ Girlfriend

When Tyria Moore cooperated with police and coerced a confession out of Aileen Wuornos, the two had been living together in a committed relationship for nearly five years. YouTubeAileen Wuornos’ girlfriend Tyria Moore cooperated with police to finally put her behind bars. On a humid Florida evening in 1986, Tyria Moore fatefully met Aileen Wuornos, … Read more

From Homecoming Queen To Manson Family Murderess

Leslie Van Houten joined the Manson Family in 1968. The next summer, she stabbed Rosemary LaBianca to death. Before Leslie Van Houten stabbed Rosemary LaBianca in the back 16 times, she was a normal, middle-class girl who was homecoming queen at her high school. She was the second eldest child of an all-American family and … Read more

Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, The ‘Tagged Killer’ Brought Down By An App

Had the family of Khalil Wheeler-Weaver’s third victim not lured him into a sting operation via social media, the Tagged Killer’s murder streak may have continued. Public Domain Khalil Wheeler-Weaver went on a three-month killing spree that only ended when his final victim’s family used the Tagged app to trap him. Fifty-three minutes before he … Read more

Locusta Of Gaul, The Lethal Poison Maker Of Ancient Rome

When she wasn’t testing her lethal concoctions on hundreds of slaves and children, she was dispatching Nero’s enemies — until she met a brutal end herself. Evelyn De Morgan/Wikimedia CommonsRoman poisoners turned to arsenic, belladonna, and other deadly substances to kill. Nearly 2,000 years ago, Rome’s emperors and empresses waged war against each other. Their … Read more

Zodiac Killer’s Final Two Ciphers Claimed To Be Solved By Amateur Sleuth

From July 31, 1969 to June 26, 1970, the four Zodiac Killer ciphers arrived at the offices of The San Francisco Chronicle. It took 51 years for the remaining unsolved codes to finally be broken. Wikimedia CommonsA sketch of the Zodiac killer, whose last ciphers were finally just solved after a half-century. In the 1960s … Read more

11 Real-Life Horror Stories That’ll Make Your Skin Crawl

From Alexander the Great being buried alive to one man paying to watch a little girl be cannibalized, these true horror stories go way beyond Rated R. Anatoly Moskvin was a history buff. He spoke 13 languages and worked as a journalist in Russia’s fifth-largest city, Nizhny Novgorod. His parents believed they had a healthy … Read more

Famous Serial Killers Who Committed History’s Worst Crimes

From Ted Bundy to Jeffrey Dahmer, learn how the most notorious serial killers of all time perpetrated their heinous acts. 1 of 34 One of the first recorded serial killers, in 1893, H. H. Holmes opened a hotel of horrors in Chicago which he designed for the sole purpose of carrying out the most heinous … Read more

Mary Ann Nichols, The First Victim Of Jack The Ripper

Mary Ann Nichols’ murder in the Whitechapel neighborhood of London on August 31, 1888 sent the city into a panic — but it was just the beginning of Jack the Ripper’s infamous killing spree. Wikimedia CommonsMary Ann Nichols’ body was found on Buck’s Row in the East London neighborhood of Whitechapel around 3:40 a.m. No … Read more

Miyuki Ishikawa, The ‘Demon Midwife’ Who Killed 100 Babies

Miyuki Ishikawa may have thought she was acting out of mercy when she killed over 100 babies — but she nevertheless might be history’s deadliest female serial killer. Wikimedia CommonsMiyuki Ishikawa was arrested in January 1948, after police uncovered dozens of victims’ remains. In the 1940s, Miyuki Ishikawa was working as a midwife in post-World … Read more