The infamous Bonnie and Clyde, allegedly first meeting in 1930 in the kitchen of a mutual friend and instantly falling in love, embarked on a two year crime spree starting in 1932 and ending with their deaths in 1934.
The couple are responsible for 13 deaths, some of whom were innocent people killed during failed burglaries. Bonnie and Clyde would steal cars as often as possible and would live off money which they stole from gas stations and small grocery stores. The couple would sometimes rob banks but would rarely walk away with a large sum of money.
Bonnie and Clyde had been on the run for two years by 1934 and despite several ambushes by the police, they had not yet been caught. However, on the 23rd of May, Bonnie and Clyde were tricked by the police one last time and were showered with 130 bullets. Bonnie suffered 53 bullet wounds and Clyde suffered 51, killing them almost instantly. Their bodies were taken back to Dallas and publicly displayed. Despite Bonnie’s request to be buried next to Clyde, they were buried separately in two different cemeteries.
Thanks so much! I’ll definitely check it out :D
German serial killer Karl Denke murdered at least 40 people, and was running a human meat-processing operation in his home. This alleged Cannibal, was licensed by The Butcher’s Guild. This gave him the opportunity to make money off his “pork” in a nearby market; little did the people know it was actually human remains.
When Karl was discovered by Local Authorities, his apartment was a very disturbing scene. Scattered about were human remains, which included dried skin, bones, pots of fat and jars of human meat pickled in brine.
Beginning in December of 1957, Charles Starkweather, and his 14 year old girlfriend Caril fugate went on a two month killing spree. On this deadly road trip, together they murdered 11 people, and 2 dogs.
Two months later, in January 1958, they were captured. Charles received the death penalty, and was executed via the electric chair in 1959. He was 20 at the time of this death. However Caril received a life sentence, but was released on parole after serving 17 1/2 years. She has always maintained that Charles was holding her hostage, by threatening to kill her family.
This story is inspiration for quite a few films, one of them being “Natural Born Killers”.
Myths of serial Murder.
The result of such an array of cases of serial murder as well as media focus has given rise to several general myths surrounding the phenomenon. With every myth, just as in every stereotype, there is a measure of truth.
September 14, 1972 - Edmund Kemper picks up 15 year old Aiko Koo whilst on her way to dance class. Kemper drives into the mountains and finds a secluded spot away from the main road. Upon taping Aiko’s mouth shut, Kemper attempts to suffocate her by blocking her nose with his fingers until she loses consciousness. She awakes and is suffocated again, raped, and then strangled. Kemper loads the dead teenage girl into the trunk of his car and drives to his mother’s house, stopping for a beer at a local bar on the way. He later takes her body home to his apartment, dissecting her and disposing of her in multiple locations. All of Aiko’s remains were never found.
Peter Kürten “The Vampire of Düsseldorf”
Richard Chase "The Vampire of Sacramento"
Fritz Haarmann “The Vampire of Hanover”
Albert Fish “The Brooklyn Vampire”
The fingerprinting of a decomposed corpse sometimes requires the medical examiner to remove the deceased’s fingertips and slip them over their own gloved fingertips, which then allows them to take the prints.
The Stanley Hotel was the inspiration for Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’. Here, ghostly guests are said to hold parties in the ballroom and even steal people’s luggage.
Alright so I’ve decided to do a ~master post~ of some of my favourite disturbing/creepy documentaries. Click the name to watch the documentary. Each description is taken from Wikipedia. Feel free to add to the list!
The Bridge - The Bridge is a 2006 British-American documentary film by Eric Steel that consists of the results of one year’s filming of theGolden Gate Bridge in 2004, which captured a number of suicides, and additional filming of family and friends of some of the identified people who had thrown themselves from the bridge.
Earthlings - Earthlings is a 2005 documentary film about humanity’s use of animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research.
The Killing of America - The Killing of America focuses on what the director feels is the decline of the United States. It features interviews from Ed Dorris, a retired sergeant of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, as well as Los Angeles County Coroner Thomas Noguchi. The documentary also shows several interviews with convicted killers such as Sirhan Sirhan as well as footage of murders and news broadcasts.
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple - Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, is a 2006 documentary film made by Firelight Media, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson. The documentary reveals new footage of the incidents surrounding the Peoples Temple and its leader Jim Joneswho led over 900 members of his religious group to a settlement in Guyana called Jonestown, where he orchestrated a mass suicide with poisoned Flavor Aid, in 1978. It is in the form of a narrative with interviews with former Temple members, Jonestown survivors, and persons who knew Jones at various stages.
Aokigahara: Suicide Forest - The Aokigahara Forest is a lonely place to die. So dense is the vegetation at the foot of Japan’s Mount Fuji, it is all too easy to disappear among the evergreens and never be seen again.
Interview with a Cannibal - 30 years ago, a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa walked to the Bois de Boulogne, a park on the outskirts of Paris, carrying two suitcases. The contents of those suitcases, to the lament of a nearby jogger, was the dismembered body of a fellow student – a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt, whom Sagawa had shot three days prior and had spent the days since eating various parts of her body.
Child of Rage -Child of Rage is a CBS Television movie made in 1992 starring Ashley Peldon and Mel Harris. The film is based on the true story of Beth Thomas, who suffered from reactive attachment disorder as a result of being sexually abused as a child. The film was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, with classroom scenes being filmed at Mary Hill Elementary School.
Cropsey - Cropsey is a 2009 American documentary film written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The film initially begins as an examination of “Cropsey,” a boogeyman-like figure from New York urban legend, before segueing into the story of Andre Rand, a convicted child kidnapper from Staten Island.
Shoah - Shoah is a 1985 French documentary film directed by Claude Lanzmann about the Holocaust. The film primarily consists of his interviews and visits to Holocaust sites across Poland, including three extermination camps. It presents testimonies by selected survivors, witnesses, and German perpetrators, often secretly recorded using hidden cameras.
The Act of Killing - The Act of Killing is a documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to re-enact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer - Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer is a 2003 feature-length documentary film about Aileen Wuornos, made by Nick Broomfieldas a follow-up to his 1992 film Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer. The film focuses on Wuornos’ declining mental state and the questionable judgment to execute her despite her being of unsound mind.
Deliver Us from Evil - Deliver Us from Evil is a 2006 American documentary film directed by Amy J. Berg which tells the true story of Catholic priest Oliver O’Grady, who admitted to having molested and raped approximately 25 children in Northern California between the late 1970s and early 1990s.