Horrifying Quotes From Horrific Men

I don’t want to be weird and say that I’m a serial killer fan. I’m certainly not. But I am fascinated by the existence of serial killer and I do watch nearly every serial killer documentary I find. Below are some horrific quotes sure to give you chills or inspire some horrific thoughts for horror writers.

David Berkowitz (Son of Sam Killer)

“Hello from the gutters of New York City, which are filled with dog manure, vomit, stale wine, urine and blood.”

“I am a monster. I am the Son of Sam. I love to hunt.”

“I was literally singing to myself on my way home, after the killing. The tension, the desire to kill a woman had built up in such explosive proportions that when I finally pulled the trigger, all the pressures, all the tensions, all the hatred, had just vanished, dissipated, but only for a short time.”

“The demons wanted my penis.”


Ed Gein  (the inspiration for Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Silence of the Lambs. Gein lived in my home state of Wisconsin)

“She isn’t missing. She’s at the farm right now.”


H.H Holmes (completely unique in that he built his notorious Murder Castle where he apparently did in his victims)

“I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the 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.”


Jeffrey Dahmer (This guy tried to make sex zombies by drilling holes in his lovers heads and pouring in acid)

“My consuming lust was to experience their bodies.I viewed them as objects, as strangers. It is hard for me to believe a human being could have done what I’ve done”


John Wayne Gacy (The clown)

“A clown can get away with murder.”

“The only thing they can get me for is running a funeral parlor without a license.”


Ted Bundy  

“I haven’t blocked out the past. I wouldn’t trade the person I am, or what I’ve done – or the people I’ve known – for anything. So I do think about it. And at times it’s a rather mellow trip to lay back and remember.”

“I just liked to kill, I wanted to kill.”

“You learn what you need to kill and take care of the details…Its like changing a tire…The 1st time you’re careful…By the 30th time, you can’t remember where you left the lug wrench.”

“You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body. You’re looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!”


Dennis Rader ( BTK was his infamous signature. It stands for “Bind, Torture, Kill”.)

“When this monster entered my brain, I will never know, but it is here to stay. How does one cure himself? I can’t stop it, the monster goes on, and hurts me as well as society. Maybe you can stop him. I can’t.”


Arthur Shawcross (This execrable human claimed to have eaten the vaginas of 3 of his 11 known female victims. Sounds awful.)

“I took the right leg of that woman’s body, from the knee to the hip took the fat off and ate it while he stared at the other girl. When I bit into it she just urinated right there.”

“She was giving me oral sex, and she got carried away . . . So I choked her.”


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  1. I’m fascinated by horror and by Kiwi Nana’s comment above. Sometimes, real-life horror comes too close for me to deal with it and sometimes I have to quit fiction. I remember reading Barker’s Books of Blood as a tender (young) teen and at some point, I just said ‘why the hell am I reading this?’ It made me feel, for lack of a better word, dirty and/or insane. So, as an adult, I’m a bit enthralled by the question/psychology of why people (including myself at many times) seek out horror and terror (and violence and gore). Does it make you appreciate (your) humanity more? Does it desensitize one to violence? My opinion is that it entirely depends on the person. I could ramble on more, but I won’t. Hence my reasoning for “liking” this disconcerting post; thanks for sharing it!

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    1. It doesn’t really make me appreciate my humanity more, but it does interest me. The motivations of the characters or in reality the people undertaking horrifying acts draw me in.


  2. What in the world? Those were horrible. I wanted to stop reading, but I guess there’s something about understanding the insight of a killer. What I’ve learned is there is no insight. They’re just “crazy.”


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