Download or read A Thirst for Blood PDF, written by Ray Biondi and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2017-11-07 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “fast-paced” inside story of the manhunt for bloodsucking serial killer Richard Chase (Publishers Weekly). Written by the case’s lead homicide detective, this gripping true crime account details the killing spree of one of California’s most gruesome murderers: Richard Chase, aka “the Vampire of Sacramento.” In January 1978, Sacramento police found the corpse of Teresa Wallin, a loving wife and soon-to-be mother. Veteran detective Lt. Ray Biondi immediately knew the case would be unlike anything he had ever seen before. The victim’s body was deliberately disfigured in nightmarish ways, and evidence suggested the culprit had collected large volumes of her blood. In less than a month, a two-year-old boy was missing, and two men, another woman, and a five-year-old child dead, their bodies contorted, like Wallin’s, to fulfill the killer’s demented sexual desires, and—most disturbingly—his taste for human blood. Previously published as The Dracula Killer, A Thirst for Blood is a riveting report of the investigation, from eyewitness testimonies to the discovery of the crime scenes to Chase’s interrogation. Lieutenant Biondi and his coauthor, Walt Hecox, provide an unflinching look at the “vampire killer” and the cunning police work that finally put an end to his reign of terror. The inspiration for Investigation Discovery’s Lore: Deadly Obsession and episodes of CSI and Criminal Minds, Chase’s crimes continue to haunt the world generations later.
Download or read The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television PDF, written by and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-09-23 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire's penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television--from Bela Lugosi's Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga--are well represented.
Download or read The Dracula Killer PDF, written by Ray Biondi and published by . This book was released on 2005-09 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It began with a random killing. Then came the murder where a dark trail of blood led from the front door to the victim1s bedroom. For this killer, death was only the first step. Here was someone who had to desecrate the bodies of his victims, someone who would surely keep slaughtering until he was stopped. California1s most monstrous case of serial killing had begun. Soon 5 people were dead and a 2-year-old boy was missing. As told by Lt. Ray Biondi, the homicide detective who led the investigation, here is the true story of murderer Richard Chase and the all-out effort to stop him. Here is what it was like to match wits with a psychotic killer -- a man so depraved he drank his victim1s blood....
Download or read Supernatural Serial Killers PDF, written by Samantha Lyon and published by Arcturus Publishing. This book was released on 2015-11-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Albert Fish held the genuine belief that the murders he committed were upon instruction from God. Peter Stumpp, who started practising the "wicked arts from twelve years of age", was convinced he was a werewolf. There are many more murderous individuals like them. Supernatural Serial Killers explores the association between serial killers and the supernatural. The crimes committed by these men and women usually involved sexual deviance, cannibalism and violence toward children. In sixteenth century Europe, the problem became so significant that 'Werewolf Witch Trials' were conducted - many have no idea that it was possible to be tried and convicted for the crime of being a Werewolf, but Lycanthropy was a serious and major social concern in the 1500s. In this book, approximately twenty supernatural serial killers are discussed, including their background, crimes, trials and defences.
Download or read The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers PDF, written by Michael Newton and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2006-02 with total page 529 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopaedia of Serial Killers, Second Edition provides accurate information on hundreds of serial murder cases - from early history to the present. Written in a non-sensational manner, this authoritative encyclopaedia debunks many of the myths surrounding this most notorious of criminal activities. New major serial killers have come to light since the first edition was published, and many older cases have been solved (such as the Green River Killer) or further investigated (like Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer). Completely updated entries and appendixes pair with more than 30 new photographs and many new entries to make this new edition more fascinating than ever. New and updated entries include: Axe Man of New Orleans; BTK Strangler; Jack the Ripper; Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, the Sniper Killers; Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer; and Harold Frederick Shipman.
Download or read Slayers and Their Vampires PDF, written by Bruce McClelland and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2006-07-28 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring how the vampire slayer began, this book goes further to ask why the true history of the vampire slayer has been so long ignored. It is of interest to fans of Dracula, vampire, Buffy, Anne Rice, and Anita Blake lore, and to students of anthropology, sociology, European religious history, and Slavistics.
Download or read Apocalyptic Dread PDF, written by Kirsten Moana Thompson and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The power and presence of dread in recent American cinema.
Download or read The Vampire Book PDF, written by J Gordon Melton and published by Visible Ink Press. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 944 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revised, updated, and enlarged, this vast reference is an alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, many facets are uncovered—historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular. From Vlad the Impaler and Barnabas Collins to Dracula and Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays, a vampire chronology, and 60 pages of vampire resources. Complete with detailed illustrations and photographs, the third edition of this popular authority includes a wealth of current events, including the Twilight phenomenon; contemporary authors of vampire romance; the growth and development of genuine, self-identified vampire communities; and prominent TV shows from Buffy to True Blood.
Download or read America s Worst Serial Killers PDF, written by J.D. Rockefeller and published by J.D. Rockefeller. This book was released on 2016-05-10 with total page 56 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a society, most of us find these people to be repulsive and scary, but at the same time their lives, their beliefs and thoughts, and the way they torture and kill their victims fascinates many of us and none of us are usually able to ignore them. In this e-book we will take a look at America’s worst serial killers and find out a little about their background, how they tortured and killed their victims, and how they were arrested and sentenced.
Download or read Hunting Serial Killers PDF, written by Colin Wilson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2023-02-07 with total page 475 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Fascinating Look into the Psychology of Serial Killers and the Men Who Hunt Them Down Colin Wilson opens this illuminating psychological discussion with the development of the 1977 Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI, which was set up in order to answer the many questions surrounding serial killers: • How does someone become a serial killer? • How do they choose their victims? • Why do they not feel remorse? • How are they caught? Wilson interviews FBI Special Agent Robert Ressler, coiner of the term “serial killer” and one of the pioneers of criminal profiling, as well as Ted Bundy and Charles Manson in order to figure out the motives behind their grisly actions. In Hunting Serial Killers, by tracking the BSU’s development of psychological profiling and genetic fingerprinting, Wilson reveals the forensic investigations that caused the seizure and arrest of some of the most vile and villainous people in the world, including Jeffrey Dahmer, William Heirens, Peter Sutcliffe, John Duffy, Jerry Brudos, Wayne Williams, and many more. As he divulges the details of each case, the murderers’ fantasy worlds, sadistic motives, and monstrous psychological tendencies emerge. For anyone who wants to understand the motives, investigations, and eventual arrests behind fifty serial-killing sprees, Hunting Serial Killers will not disappoint.
Download or read Cannibal Killers PDF, written by Moira Martingale and published by Quetzalcoatl Publishing10.75. This book was released on 2015-10-29 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anthropophagy - humans eating their fellow-humans - creates a curious blend of revulsion and fascination in the 'civilised' Western world. When the perpetrator is a murderer - most commonly a sadistic serial killer - the crime not only shocks but it causes bewilderment. With this 2015 update of her comprehensive 1993 study of cannibalistic killers, Moira Martingale expands her original research about the making of such monsters. Cannibal Killers tracked the phenomenon from five hundred years ago with the notorious Sawney Bean to those whose names became a byword for horror as the twentieth century waned, such as Jeffrey Dahmer.In this updated version, we see that in the twenty-first century cannibals who thirst for human flesh and blood are still around, and alarmingly, they have moved online.
Download or read Draculas Vampires and Other Undead Forms PDF, written by John Edgar Browning and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-04-08 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the publication of Dracula in 1897, Bram Stoker's original creation has been a source of inspiration for artists, writers, and filmmakers. From Universal's early black-and-white films and Hammer's Technicolor representations that followed, iterations of Dracula have been cemented in mainstream cinema. This anthology investigates and explores the far larger body of work coming from sources beyond mainstream cinema reinventing Dracula. Draculas, Vampires and Other Undead Forms assembles provocative essays that examine Dracula films and their movement across borders of nationality, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, and genre since the 1920s. The essays analyze the complexity Dracula embodies outside the conventional landscape of films with which the vampire is typically associated. Focusing on Dracula and Dracula-type characters in film, anime, and literature from predominantly non-Anglo markets, this anthology offers unique perspectives that seek to ground depictions and experiences of Dracula within a larger political, historical, and cultural framework.
Download or read The Dracula Killer PDF, written by Ray Biondi and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An account of the killing spree of Richard Chase describes how Chase murdered two men, two women, and a child and how homicide detective Lt. Ray Biondi spearheaded the investigation that led to Chase's arrest. Original.
Download or read Dracula Unmasked PDF, written by Pamela J. Rauch and published by LifeRich Publishing. This book was released on 2019-07-22 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What if someone wrote a tale about Dracula that was different from the rest? Wouldn’t it be refreshing to read a vampire story that cuts through Hollywood’s glitzy version of vampires, and invites the reader into the ethereal realm of otherworldly creatures? Vlad Dracula is a handsome and virile vampire, although a savage killer, he is a hopeless romantic; our count also has the ability to time travel. In this gripping tale we explore the man living behind the vampire, as Dracula navigates his way through time, settling in London where he spawns a colony of vampires who live beneath Trafalgar Square. Assisting the seasoned vampire is the infamous Jack the Ripper; he has been made a creature of the night, but still has a penchant for killing prostitutes. When the Blitzkrieg destroys Makefield Manor in 1941, Dracula and his entourage are forced to leave London. They decide to settle in New York City during the tumultuous 1960s, where they discover a modern world and a new enemy called the Van Helsings. This narrative offers a different perspective on the ethereal realm of vampires and the earthbound spirits who keep them company, in a place called the Otherworld. Accompanying the two vampires on a journey through time are an artist, a poet and a group of misfit children; together they encounter an array of historical figures including, Elizabeth Bathory a.k.a. the Blood Countess, Adolph Hitler, Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Manson and even Bram Stoker, himself. Their misadventures create an action packed and compelling story that makes the reader want to keep turning the page. I hope you enjoy the ride!
Download or read The Sacramento Vampire PDF, written by Jack Smith and published by . This book was released on 2021-04-27 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vampires aren't real. But at one point in the 70s, in California, a man who had a penchant for drinking human blood and killing his victims terrorized the city of Sacramento. Here is his story. Richard Trenton Chase Jr., otherwise known as the Sacramento Vampire, terrorized California during the 1970s. He brutalized, killed, and even ate his victims. But what stood out most in the public's imagination was his penchant for drinking their blood, like a modern-day vampire. The truth is, Chase was a severely disturbed individual. Some killers are cold-blooded monsters, some simply have terrible impulse control-but others are completely deranged. Chase fits into that category.Since he was diagnosed with severe mental illness, it remains debatable how cognizant-and how culpable-Chase was of what he was doing.Prosecutors later highlighted several aspects of Chase's assaults which they believed showed that he was aware of the gravity of his actions, and should therefore be held accountable. His defense attorneys, on the other hand, tried to demonstrate that Chase was a man so removed from reality that he should be considered not guilty by reason of insanity.At any rate, whatever might have been going on in the mind of Richard Chase Jr., his victims were real, and the horrors he inflicted on them were very real as well. The deeds of Richard Chase Jr. most certainly make for a frightening, sad, and twisted tale. This book documents this disturbed man's troubled life, his horrific rampage, and his subsequent demise in full. Scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right side of this page to order your copy now!
Download or read Cindy Sherman s Office Killer PDF, written by Dahlia Schweitzer and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2014-03-24 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the twentieth century’s most significant artists, Cindy Sherman has quietly uprooted conventional understandings of portraiture and art, questioning everything from identity to feminism. Critics around the world have taken Sherman’s photographs and extensively examined what lies underneath. However, little critical ink has been spilled on Sherman’s only film, Office Killer, a piece that plays a significant role both in Sherman’s body of work and in American art in the late twentieth century. Dahlia Schweitzer breaks the silence with her trenchant analysis of Office Killer and explores the film on a variety of levels, combating head-on the art world’s reluctance to discuss the movie and arguing instead that it is only through a close reading of the film that we can begin to appreciate the messages underlying all of Sherman’s work.
Download or read Castlevania Series PDF, written by and published by PediaPress. This book was released on with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: