We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the most gory and horrifying murder cases they've ever heard of. Here are the fucked-up results.
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1. Tamara Samsonova, the "Granny Ripper"
2. Issei Sagawa
The Japanese man fell for a woman named Renée Hartevelt while he was in France, and invited her over to where he was staying. While there, he snuck up behind her and shot her in the head. He ate her flesh for three days until he was caught in a park with two suitcases filled with the dismembered body parts.
3. Lisa Montgomery
Montgomery lied constantly about being pregnant and losing her babies. In 2004, she befriended actually pregnant Bobbie Jo Stinnett, showed up at her house, strangled her with a rope, cut up her belly, and took out her baby. Bobbie Jo was only passed out, so she woke up and wrestled to get Lisa away from her, but Lisa then killed her.
4. H.H. Holmes
During the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, H.H. Holmes charmed and lured victims to his castle of horrors, where he murdered them and hid their bodies in the walls. Rooms were built air-tight, hallways mapped out like a maze, and a large chute was fed down to the basement where there were vats of acid to throw the bodies into.
5. David Parker Ray, the "Toy Box Killer"
6. The Greyhound Bus Murder
7. The Villisca Ax Murders
8. Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka
9. Christopher Porco
In 2004, Porco's dad's blood-soaked body was found in his home. His mom was in her bed, face mutilated by a fireman's ax, but alive. Apparently Porco had forged his parents' signatures on loans for college and a new Jeep, and they weren't happy — so he thought murdering them would solve the issue.
10. Carl Panzram
Panzram said he killed over 21 people and sodomized over 1,000 boys and men. One of his most brutal murders occurred in the 1920s when he hired six men to work on a boat with him in Angola, and shortly after he shot them dead and fed them to the crocodiles. In his autobiography, he wrote, "For all of these things, I am not the least bit sorry."
11. Brenda Andrew
12. Dean Corll and the Houston Mass Murders
Dean Corll, Elmer Wayne Henley Jr., and David Brooks kidnapped, tortured, and killed 28 young boys from 1970 to 1973. Each victim was either strangled to death or shot, and the murders were referred to as the worst in American history at the time. The murder spree ended when Henley brutally shot Corll to death. Fucked up, right?
13. The Beast of Ukraine/The Terminator
Anatoly Onoprienko would travel the countryside of Ukraine just to find a house and kill everyone inside. He killed a whopping 52 people using a hunting rifle, axe, and shotgun between 1989–96, stole things from his dead victims, and gifted them to his fiancé — including her engagement ring.
14. Mary Bell
15. The Toolbox Killers
16. Karla Faye Tucker
17. Edmund Kemper, the "Co-Ed Killer"
18. Candace Newmaker's Murder
In 2000, adopted 10-year-old Candace was taken to intensive therapy to help cope with being apart from her biological parents. During a "rebirthing" session, she was wrapped in flannels to represent a womb, and instructed to free herself. She screamed and vomited and couldn't escape, while the therapist said, "You want to die? Okay, then die." The session was transcribed, up to the moment where she suffocated.