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The Top 11 Movie Serial Killers





Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs)
Anthony Hopkins brought a monster to life with his portrayal of Dr. Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs and its sequels. It was the fact that Lecter was so smart, so far ahead of the game, that made him so terrifying, even when incarcerated. But it wasn't until his escape from custody that we really saw just how vicious Lecter really could be. Sure, we saw him talk ol' Miggs into swallowing his own tongue, but it was the escape where we really saw Lecter at work. A slash, slash here and a slash, slash there; and the next thing you know, the good doctor was being carried to an ambulance with someone else's face on, and off to freedom he went. The sequels also carried on with author Thomas Harris' vision of Lecter, insanely intelligent and brutally violent. The combination of the two make for one the most dangerous serial killers ever.

Henry (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer)
Long before he was the foul-mouthed bigot Merle Dixon we've all come to love on "The Walking Dead," Michael Rooker portrayed one of the most realistic serial killers we've even seen. Rooker played Henry, a nomadic drifter based loosely on real-life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. The film was the definition of gritty, realistic and downright chilling. Henry's remorselessness and robotic persona were the most frightening things about him. He killed randomly and without emotion, and what could be more frightening than that…a killer who will simply pick anyone out of a crowd, murder him or her, and then sleep tight at night without a second thought of his heinous act. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is one of the most realistic and acerbic looks into the mind of a killer we've ever had the pleasure to experience. It's a docu-drama made long before the style became in vogue, and it worked perfectly in this case. A voyeuristic journey into madness.

About The Factory
A Dark Castle Entertainment production, The Factory stars John Cusack (The Raven, 2012, Identity), Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”), Mae Whitman (“Parenthood,” “Arrested Development,” Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Dallas Roberts (“Supernova”), Sonya Walger (“Lost”) and Mageina Tovah (“Joan of Arcadia,” Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3). It's directed by Morgan O’Neil (Drift, Solo) from a screenplay by O’Neil & Paul A. Leydon (Tatua) and is produced by Joel Silver (The Matrix trilogy), Susan Downey (Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and David Gambino (Whiteout, The Brave One).

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Hakk Wylde's picture

I was thinking of things to knitpick...until I saw NATURAL BORN KILLERS.
= Free pass!
Just kidding. Great list. Some day I will finish HENRY. It's one of the "special" ones I save...and then forget to watch! D'oh.


Submitted by Hakk Wylde on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 1:09am.

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