Genres: True Crime
Source: ARC, NetGalley
The depraved crimes of both real and imagined serial killers and mass murderers have long transfixed us in newspapers and books, but perhaps nowhere more so than on the big screen. Films such as Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer have not only reached huge audiences, but also allowed us into the minds of society’s most disturbed individuals. Christopher Berry-Dee talks to the serial killers whose wicked stories have most thrilled and fascinated us at the movies and, through far-ranging and disturbing interviews, he tells the stories of the mass murderers who provided the inspiration for some of cinema’s most shocking films. Serial Killers at the Movies takes the reader on an uncomfortable and truly dark journey into a terrifying world of murder and deviancy.
Serial Killers at the Movies is perfect for readers who have loved horror and thriller movies! If you were a fan of the famous movie killers like Hannibal Lecter, Norman Bates, or the killer from s7ven and wanted to learn how writers came up with these twisted foes, this book is a perfect starting point!
Anyone who is a true crime buff will be familiar with about 80% of the killers profiled in the story. Since Berry-Dee is giving readers a tiny glimpse into lots of killers and movies, you don’t get a lot of deep information. However, if you are new to true crime, this is perfect for you. Even me, an admitted true crime addict, enjoyed connecting some of the killers I have read about previously to movies that I hadn’t realized were connected.
Serial Killers at the Movies will appeal to those who love scary stories-be it movies or non-fiction! The book touches on many movies, several I hadn’t seen (I love true crime; I do not love scary movies). If you are a movie buff who wants the real deal on the “inspirational” killers, you must add this to your TBR!