Notoriously Evil Serial Killers
Damsel of Death
Aileen Carol Wuornos
I robbed them, and I killed them as cold as ice, and I would do it again, and I know I would kill another person because I've hated humans for a long time.
Gray Man | Moon Maniac | The Boogey Man | The Brooklyn Vampire | Werewolf of Wysteria
I always had a desire to inflict pain on others and to have others inflict pain on me. I always seemed to enjoy everything that hurt.
The Bitsa Park Maniac | The Chessboard Killer
Alexander Yuryevich Pichushkin
For me, life without murder is like a life without food. I was the father of these people, since it was I who opened the door for them to another world.
The Hillside Stranglers
Angelo Buono, Jr. and Kenneth Allesio Bianchi
Why is it wrong to get rid of some fuckin' cunts? - Bianchi
The Toy-Box Killer
David Parker Ray
It was a source of entertainment for me to create these tapes. That's why there was a disclaimer at the beginning of the tape stating that it was for adult entertainment only.
The .44 Caliber Killer | The Son of Sam
David Richard Berkowitz
I love the hunt. Prowling the streets looking for fair game - tasty mean. The women of Queens are prettiest of all.
The Kindly Killer | The Muswell Hill Murderer
I stood there amazed. I found it all hard to believe, that I, Des Nilsen, had actually done all that.
BTK Killer | BTK Strangler
Dennis Lynn Rader
How many do I have to kill before I get a name in the paper or some national attention?
Angel of Death
The next thing I knew, I'd smothered him. It was like it was the last straw, I just lost it. I went in to help the man and he wants to rub that in my face.
The Co-Ed Killer
Edmund Emil Kemper III
When I see a pretty girl walking down the street, I think two things: one part of me wants to take her home, be real nice, and treat her right; the other part wonders what her head would look like on a stick.
Grandfather of Gore | The Ghoul of Plainfield | The Plainfield Butcher | The Plainfield Ghoul
Edward Theodore Gein
I had a compulsion to do it.
Dr. Death | The Torture Doctor | The Arch Fiend
Henry Howard Holmes
I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than a poet can help the inspiration to sing... I was born with the evil one standing as my sponsor beside the bed where I was ushered into the world, and he has been with me since.
Jack the Ripper
My knife's so nice and sharp I want to get to work right away if I get a chance. Good luck. Yours truly, Jack the Ripper.
The Milwaukee Cannibal | The Milwaukee Monster
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer
After the fear and terror of what I'd done had left, which took about a month or two, I started it all over again. From then on it was a craving, a hunger, I don't know how to describe it, a compulsion, and I just kept doing it, doing it, and doing it, whenever the opportunity presented itself.
The Killer Clown | Pogo the Clown
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
The dead won't bother you, it's the living you have to worry about.
Diamond Knot Killer | East Area Rapist | Golden State Killer | Original Night Stalker
Joseph James DeAngelo
Gonna kill you... Gonna kill you... Gonna kill you... Bitch... Bitch.. Bitch... Bitch... Fucking whore.
Tool Box Killers
Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker and Roy Lewis Norris
Make noise there, girl! Go ahead and scream or I'll make you scream! - Norris on one of the pair's recordings
Leonard Lake and Charles Chi-Tat Ng
I want to be able to use a woman whenever and however I want. And when I'm tired or bored or not interested, I simply want to put her away, lock her up in [her cell], get her out of my sight, out of my life. - Lake
The Trash Bag Killer | The Freeway Killer
Patrick Wayne Kearney
I would only hope that the community release board will never see fit to parol Mr. Kearney because he appears to be an insult to humanity. - Paul Breckensridge, Jr. about Kearney
The Brazilian Dexter
Pedro Rodrigues Filho
I don't even like to talk about that devil. He only killed innocent people... poor women.
Richard Leonard Kuklinski
By now you know what I liked most was the hunt, the challenge of what the thing was. The killing for me was secondary. I got no rise as such out of it... for the most part. But the figuring it out, the challenge - the stalking and doing it right, successfully - that excited me a lot. The greater the odds against me, the more juice I got out of it.
The Night Stalker | Valley Intruder | The Walk-in Killer
We've all got the power in our hands to kill, but most people are afraid to use it. The ones who aren't afraid, control life itself.
The Dating Game Killer
Rodney James Alcala
The best time is at night, nighttime. [Morning and afternoon] are okay, but nighttime is when it really gets good. Then you are really ready.
Lady Killer | The Campus Killer
Theodore Robert Bundy