ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

There are so many movies about serial killers and psychopaths that it's easy to become desensitized to the real violence done by these people. Their acts are monstrous - even evil - but they are still human beings... something that makes their deeds even more chilling.

Check out some rare footage of interviews with America's 5 most famous serial killers and tell me that's not scarier than any horror movie...

1. John Wayne Gacy

Victims: 33+

Location: Illinois, arrested 1978

2. Jeffrey Dahmer

Victims: 17

Location: Wisconsin, arrested 1991

3. Ted Bundy

Victims: 36+

Location: Pacific Northwest, escaped twice before his execution in 1989

4. Dennis Rader - 'BTK'

Victims: 10

Location: Kansas, apprehended 2005

5. Gary Ridgway - 'The Green River Killer'

Victims: 49+

Location: Washington State, apprehended 2001

Poll

Which of America's most infamous serial killers do you find the creepiest?

Sources: Ranker

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