18 Serial Killer Movies That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

The scariest movies often revolve around serial killers, perhaps because the idea of someone killing purely for the thrill is unsettling, and not just a creation for entertainment.

In an online discussion, these 18 movies came up as ones that will undoubtedly leave you shaken, as they delve into the chilling depths of the human psyche.

Perfume: Story of a Murderer (2006)

The stunning realization an orphan has of his superhuman sense of smell causes his quest for the perfect perfume to take a very dark turn.

Frailty (2001)

A parent develops the paranoid belief that he has a secret mission in life, a commandment from above, which may or may not be related to the gradual onset of mental illness.

I Saw The Devil (2010)

We watch as the “protagonist” of the movie enjoys chasing the psychopath, implanting a tracker in the killer so that he can repeatedly emerge, beat the victim unconscious, and then set him free once more to subject her to more suffering.

The Vanishing (1988)

After saving a little girl from drowning and being hailed as a hero by his kids, Raymond is curious to see if a similarly heroic act of evil may be performed in the wake of his act of goodness.

Monster (2003)

Aileen Wuornos was a prostitute who began by killing a man in self-defense but then went on to kill six more men while robbing them of their money and cars.

Manhunter (1986)

It's a time-traveling film from a long-gone decade. Still, it contains centuries of fear because it's so unbelievable, symbolically dense, and expertly crafted.

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