Movies about serial killers sometimes appear fascinating to a lot of people. Many people across the world do not have an interest in watching these kinds of movies because of their subject matter and terrifying scenes.
There are a couple of famous serial killers whose lives have inspired the shooting of notable films across the world. Some of these are Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs. However, the movies about the life of a serial killer appear more fictitious than they happened in real life.
Movies About Serial Killers
My Friend Dahmer – 2017
My Friend Dahmer would surely be one of the most special films on this list that you can check out for. This is because, the film looks at the young serial killer, Jeffery Dahmer, acted by Ross Lynch through an empathetic view as a real human not as monstrous as he became when he finally aged.
In the film, Jeffery Dahmer is shown growing up in his teens before he finally turned into the infamous serial killer.
Monster – 2003
Monster is a famous real-life 2003 film inspired by the famous serial killer, Aileen Wuornos. As directed by Patty Jenkins, the film talks about a prostitute serial killer acted by Charlize Theron.
This is another movie every serial killer film lover would surely fall for. The film projected Aileen Wuornos as an angry, wounded and abused woman who was attacked by men and people in high offices throughout her life.
The hardship, trauma and anger she went endured built her to that extent. Eventually, Aileen States to rob and kill most of her sex customers. Also, it is seen that the storyline emphasised mostly on Aileen and her partner Selby Wall(Christiana Ricci).
No Man Of God – 2021
No Man Of God is a famous film released in the year 2021 that takes about the life of a prolific serial killer known as Ted Bundy. Luke Kirby played the role of Ted Bundy. The movie is quite different from many other Ted Bundy films because it doesn’t exploit Ted Bundy or any of his victims.
The film takes Bundy’s relationship with Bill Hagmaier(Elijah Wood), who was an FBI agent given the job to try to understand Ted Bundy.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile – 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile are one of Ted Bundy’s movies to get you hooked up to your screen but it is also the opposite of No Man Of God.
This film talks about a man’s inability to do anything positive with his life because he was a wicked, villainous and vile person even though he appears to be so much in love with his girlfriend. Actor Zac Efron played the role as Ted Bundy.
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Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer – 1986
Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer is a famous serial killer film that talks about the life of Henry Lee Lucas as played by Michael Rooker. There is no exhibition of an empathetic view of serial killers in this movie.
The film is violent, unflinching and unsettling as the character, Lucas is shown as a sick person. Simply, most people think that, the film was made to make people uncomfortable and disturb them.
Helter Skelter – 1976
Helter Skelter is a famous television film about Charles Manson and the Manson family. It is, however, based on the book authored by prosecutor Curt Gentry and Vincent Bugliosi. Factually, Charles Manson may not be a serial killer because he may not have murdered anyone.
Charles’s strongly influenced his followers to do what he says through abuse, drugs and manipulation. The film indeed showcased how scary and no-nonsense Charles Manson was.
Zodiac – 2007
Zodiac is one of the best thriller films you’ll ever watch. It does not contain gory scenes like the above-listed films. It is, however, a film based on the book Zodiac by Robert Graysmith and follow the investigation of the Zodiac Killer, a notorious serial killer by journalist, the media and the police force.
The serial killer has a record of taunting journalists and people in high offices by sending them letters of his actions.