Dissecting Dragons

Episode 297: Of Human Evil - Serial Killers in Fact and Fiction

October 22, 2021

Continuing their spooky October theme, this weeks the dragons look at horror of the mundane rather than supernatural kind. A large segment of horror films jives off the trope of a remorseless human monster, intent on killing others for no other reason than that's what they're into. Jules and Madeleine take a walk down the darker streets of the human psyche, and examine real life serial killers and the horror films they helped to inspire. What is it about slasher films that fascinates us? And why are human monsters far more disturbing than supernatural creatures? Find out in this week's episode.

 

CW: vague description of some seriously upsetting real life incidents. Please proceed at your own discretion.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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