There’s something really amazing about serial killer movies. No…not the slasher movies, some of them are good too. But full on chase of a killer on a murderous trail where the killer leaves bread crumbs for the police or the detective to find. Lives on line. People waiting for the next body to roll on. Then there is the connection between the victims. Something engraved in their lives or their physicality which makes them distinct as the potential victim for the killer. The adrenaline rush and the pace that makes you feel as if you are chasing a deadly killer.
WheeBuzz brings you the list of all time go to serial killer movies for that heart pace you need.
1. The Silence of The Lambs
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims. Yes skins them alive in real. A goose chase and the one leading is himself a serial killer. Who do you think you will trust?
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives. The deadly sins are deadly and people knew them already, but there is a man who makes the deadly clause come true for many. Why? Find out watching this classic serial killer movie.
3. Psycho (1960)
Way before we were in diapers, this movie came and gave classic cinematographical effects as regarding that time. A timeless classic that shocks and enthralls you. A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
4. The Bone Collector
A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective who is confined to his bed with his head and a finger to work with and his female partner, a savvy and sexy but damaged and new cop, try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City. You will keep on biting your nails with this one.
5. From Hell
In Victorian Era London, where everything was more elite or more dirty, well divided society and a difference in life that could not be covered, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper. All the atrocities of the society well highlighted in the movie from lobotomy to mad scientists, the movie is based on true Jack the Ripper events.
Hannibal Lector from the Silence of the Lambs is still fascinated with the cadet, who now has been disgraced by the police. A disgraced cop and a serial killer is a killing combination. But will they kill or save someone?
Charlize Theron won a thoroughly-deserved Best Actress Oscar for her stark and despairing descent into the true story of Aileen Wuornos, a woman whose desperate attempts at roadside prostitution leads to far more sinister and irreversible acts. Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. A far cry from elegant fragrance icon Theron, Wuornos is pockmarked, disheveled and emotionally crippled, while Christina Ricci as her naive sidekick is equally as impressive… and tragic.
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. A real serial killer who killed people and sent his codes to a newspaper editor in the city turning a cartoon artist obsessed in solving it. The killer just vanished and was never arrested in reality. The last suspect died in 1998. But will anybody ever know what was the truth?
9. American Psycho
A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. Featuring elements of biting satire, farce and black comedy – along with the whole serial killer thing – Christian Bale played American Psycho‘s anti-hero Patrick Bateman, a soulless Wall Street finance bro prone to bouts of insatiable mania and murder, along with an obsession with clothes, restaurant bookings, business cards and Huey Lewis and the News.