Americans Love Serial Killers

Opening scene from Dexter TV show

With popular television shows like Dexter, Aquarius, Hannibal, and Wicked City, it seems that Americans are fascinated by serial killers. We’re enthralled by people like Jack the Ripper, and read voraciously from “true crime” novels. Charles Manson was going to get married, until he found out his fiancee just wanted his corpse for display. We’re a morbid lot.

But why? Vice magazine discusses “Why America is Obsessed with Serial Killers.”


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