ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Movie serial killers deliver great quotes along with the chills. You don't need to be a huge movie buff to quote a line or two from The Silence of the Lambs...

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However, many real life serial killers popped out some lines so chilling, so spine-tinglingly vicious that they could easily be mistaken for the words of the most sadistic movie killer. Test your true crime and/or movie knowledge: see if you can tell which of the following quotes came from real serial killers, and which from movie murderers.


1. "The killing was a means to an end. That was the least satisfactory part. I didn’t enjoy doing that."

1. Answer: Real serial killer — Jeffrey Dahmer


2. "Tell me—after my head is chopped off, will I still be able to hear... the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures."

2. Answer: Real serial killer — Peter Kurten


3. "It's just murder. All God's creatures do it."

3. Answer: Movie murderer — Mickey Knox, Natural Born Killers


4. "The demons wanted my penis."

4. Answer: real serial killer — David Berkowitz


5. "Those who do not appreciate life do not deserve life."

5. Answer: Movie murderer — John 'Jigsaw' Kramer, Saw


6. "I saw the light over the confessional and the voice said: That’s the person to kill."

6. Answer: Real life serial killer — Herbert Mullin


7. "I am the devil, and I am here to do the devil's work."

7. Answer: Movie murderer — Otis B. Driftwood, The Devil's Rejects


8. "We do whatever we enjoy doing. Whether it happens to be judged good or evil is a matter for others to decide."

8. Answer: real serial killer — Ian Brady


9. "I think I must have one of those faces you can't help believing."

9. Answer: Movie murderer — Norman Bates, Psycho


10. "It's more comfortable for you to label me as insane."

10. Answer: Movie murderer — John Doe, Seven

Answer honestly now — how many did you get right?

A Nightmare on Elm Street [Credit: New Line Cinema]
A Nightmare on Elm Street [Credit: New Line Cinema]

(Image source: 1. I Know What You Did Last Summer [Credit: Columbia Pictures] 2. Seven [Credit: New Line Cinema] 3. Scream [Credit: Dimension Films] 4. Psycho [Credit: Paramount Pictures] 5. A Nightmare on Elm Street [Credit: New Line Cinema] 6. Haute Tension [Credit: EuropaCorp] 7. Halloween [Credit: Dimension Films] 8. Natural Born Killers [Credit: Warner Bros] 9. The Silence of the Lambs [Credit: Orion Pictures] 10. It [Credit: WBTV]


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