Curious about the top 10 serial killer movies ever made? One of the most loved genres in movies is horror. For some reason we all seriously love to watch horrific sociopaths on killing sprees for our date nights.
- "Saw" The “Saw” franchise is one serial killer movie series that doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon. The “Saw” franchise has a handful of different movies in the series. It is known mostly because the serial killer is called “The Jigsaw Killer”; you do not see the mastermind in most situations, you just see his robotic self, which explains all of the games and tests he has set up for his victims.
- “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” This film is a top serial killer movie that is based on a real life serial killer. This serial killer movie is based on the true life of Henry Lee Lucas, an American serial killer who killed from 1960 to 1983. This movie was not an exact portrayal of his life but a loosely-based biography.
- "Monster" “Monster” is another top serial killer movie that is based on a real life serial killer, Aileen Wuornos. Wuornos was a real life hooker turned serial killer. Aileen began to kill her clients to rob them. “Monster” stars Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci and was released in 2004.
- "Child's Play" The Chucky series is another top serial killer movie series. The Chucky franchise has five movies in its series: “Child’s Play,” “Child’s Play 2,” “Child’s Play 3,” “Bride of Chucky” and “Seed of Chucky.” While the serial killer in these movies is a doll, these movies are still quite scary and a thrill to watch.
- "Halloween" The “Halloween” serial killer series is a top serial killer movie franchise. It is one of the only movies able to make ten installments and still be a success. All of these movies feature Michael Myers, a seriously disturbed serial killer who never has his fill of killing.
- "Helter Skelter" Get a peek into the Manson murders with “Helter Skelter,” a top serial killer movie. Some believe that Charles Manson cannot be considered a serial killer, but this top serial killer movie will show you that many people died at the hands of Charles Manson and his followers.
- “The Strangers” This was one of the scariest serial killer movies ever made, which of course makes it a top serial killer movie. “The Strangers” is a movie that has some lies and deceit behind it. The movie begins saying that it is a true story; however, it was later admitted by the director that he got inspiration from the Charles Manson murders. No matter if it is real or not, this movie is a great serial killer movie.
- “The Boston Strangler” This is another movie that is based on a real life serial killer. This movie has been remade many times, but the original, made in 1968, is the only movie that rates high in the movie industry. “The Boston Strangler” was named after a famous serial killer from the Boston area. While this story does show the real life story of the serial killer, Albert DeSalvo, it shows it from the perspective of the detectives that were hunting him down.
- “To Catch a Killer” This is a top serial killer movie that focuses on one of the most infamous serial killers, John Wayne Gacy. This movie tells all of the gory, gruesome and disgusting parts of John Wayne Gacy’s double life as a serial killer. Gacy was a serial killer who was most known for dressing up as a clown as well as burying young boys under his house. This movie stars Brian Dennehy as John Wayne Gacy.
- "The Silence of the Lambs" The movies about Hannibal Lecter's life are also extremely famous for being top serial killer movies. This series consists of the movies "Silence of the Lambs," "Hannibal," "Manhunters," "Hannibal Rising" and "Red Dragon." All of these movies rate very high on the list of serial killer movies. Hannibal Lecter and all of his movies were created by Thomas Harris when he wrote the book series. They were later turned into movies starring Anthony Hopkins.
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