View Full Version : Serial Killers, and why we love them
09-24-2007, 12:04 PM
Seriously. I know that Jez is into this topic, and hopefully more of you are as well. I'm sure many people are fascinated by serial killers, but my guess is that more often it's a combination of morbid awe and curiosity, while those of our persuasion may be more interested in the serial nature, or the personalities behind the psychosis. I ask myself "what in the world is wrong with that guy?" and then start reading about one. The Green River Killer confessed to something like 57 murders over a decades-long period - that blows me away and makes me want to understand why he did it.
09-24-2007, 03:49 PM
Yeah there is that fascination and myself I love psychological thrillers. I guess you're right for for what interests me about them as well.
For people around me it's all about how the killer kills someone or his motive for killing them. Serial killers warrant a great deal of interest because it seems like there is no personal motive but by and large a great conception or crusade.
Are they answering the question that rages in their minds: "Do I become something by taking souls?"
or are they just lonely and insecure, killing as a means of justification and realness, "I kill therefore I am"
09-24-2007, 04:09 PM
Maybe there Unstable? Or maybe the find killing "fun". I imagined myself killing other's one time, and those plan's can work without even somebody even know in it. Of course I don't have the "mentality" of a killer, well let's just hope I don't. Tell me who loves Serial Killer's anyway's? Well I don't to say the truth I don't even pay attention to them. This last few day's there was a Serial killer and rapist on the loose, and the police found him by a woman screaming, the woman said that he said these word's "I won't hurt you, your my precious little thing". Is that lunatic mind I hear... Maybe... Or maybe not.
09-24-2007, 05:33 PM
I don't think is just that they're "broken", Zeinland. It's that something is very much fundamental wrong with them to be able to do what they do. Yet at the same time, the cold ruthlessness of their actions are something that we can almost appreciate, even desire to imitate because it is the pinnacle of the part of us that allows us to make logical, cold decisions. It's scary, but not too far from the truth. Just imagine if you were without a moral compass. How would you be then?
09-24-2007, 07:59 PM
I've thought about the exact same thing many a time. I've always wondered if I didn't care about killing someone else, what it would be like. And more importantly, would anyone ever catch me :D Cause if anyone was going to really think through their actions, and do their best to avoid getting caught, I think our type would have a shot at that crown.
09-24-2007, 10:34 PM
I know. Thing is...if I start planning something, I get paranoid about:
a) if I ever blab about it accidentally (well not really) and they get all freaked out
b) for some really scary reason I have cause to pull it off.
I wouldn't say I love serial killers, but they are an interesting glitch in society. Every "serial" killer has a different logical reason for what they do; Killing some that only have blue eyes, or only the ones that wear red ties. My personal favorite, killing people who like to lay on their car horn for little or no reason.
The sky is the limit for their reasoning.
I live in the same city/town the notorious Paul Bernardo did his killings in, one victim was found in a lake where I "used" to fish. For those who don't know of this "Glitch", and what he did Google him.
Can't really say I think it's because of a bad childhood/upbringing, for these people. I believe they just mentally corrode, same basis as when someone gets any other disease, like Cancer, or Diabetes. It's an unpredictable, detrimental situation. Sure there is a cause for everything, too much, or not enough of a bad thing can't be good for anyone!
09-25-2007, 04:52 PM
I studies a little bit of the psychology of these sociopaths and it's really scary.
I have a theory that they suffered some type of abuse or neglect in their childhood
that they couldn't emotionally recover from.
Something else happens to make them step over the line.
10-04-2007, 08:10 PM
I tend to study cults more than serial killers. The group responsive for 1995 sarin gas attack in Tokyo, Aum Shinrikyo, is quite high on my list of interests. I've studied them pretty extensively and read their philosophy, spoke with some members, etc.
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