ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
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In the same way that a news story about a terrible disaster can be "popular" - gaining millions of reads, being talked about by people across the globe - so too can the worst of people: the Serial Killer.

Public voting site Ranker employs the Reddit-style method of up- or down-voting entries, giving an interesting insight into the public impression of notoriety. According to this source, the most "popular" - ie. well known and infamous - serial killers in America are...

5. H.H. Holmes

A.K.A.: America's First Serial Killer

Victims: 27+

On Screen: H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (2004)

Last Words: "I only wish to say that the extent of my wrong-doing in taking human life consisted in the death of two women. They having died at my hands as the result of criminal operations."

4. John Wayne Gacy

A.K.A.: The Killer Clown

Victims: 33+

On Screen: Gacy (2003)

Last Words: "Kiss my ass."

3. The Zodiac Killer

A.K.A.: Zodiac

Victims: 5+

On Screen: Zodiac (2007)

Last Words: N/A - Zodiac has never been caught.

2. Jeffrey Dahmer

A.K.A.: The Milwaukee Cannibal

Victims: 17

On Screen: Dahmer (2002)

Last Words: "I don't care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me."

1. Ted Bundy

A.K.A.: The Lady Killer

Victims: 36+

On Screen: Bundy (2002)

Last Words: "I'd like you to give my love to my family and friends."

Who do you think is the most famous serial killer in America?

Source: Ranker

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