In the history of witch trials, we can go as far back as the beginning of Christianity and later on Catholicism. Being part of the church didn’t even ensure your safety among your people. History is cruel to those who dare be just a little different.
Women And Witchcraft
Throughout history, we have read about the various women who, back in the early days, suffered persecution and accusation of witchcraft. When anything wrong seemed to happen, they were the ones to blame.
The women were at fault, and they viewed it as suspicious if it happened more than once. The suspicion turned towards the idea that the female must be at fault and a witch.
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Lately, Paula has been on a kick reading about early obscure killers. After she wrote her piece about The Story Of The 19th Century Forgotten Cannibal, she decided to go back even earlier. She wants to spotlight those most people would have never heard about.
An Early Queen With A Taste For Men
This article takes us back to an ancient kingdom that is seen nowadays as part of Sri Lanka. This commentary introduces readers to Queen Anula of Anuradhapura.
She lived in the kingdom of Anuradhapura. This was a kingdom that ruled over Sri Lanka. Queen Anula has been recorded as the first female of the state in Asia.
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The history of jewellery is not always about embellishment or a sign of status in society but a weapon and these rings have a hellish history. Continue reading The Rings Of Poison A History Of Murder
A subject that remains taboo to this day is cannibalism. Somehow serial killers that commit repetitive scenarios are unforgivable, but if we add cannibalism to their title, somehow, they become another kind of evil. But this one slipped through the cracks.
The Forgotten Ones
From murders to mass shootings, our history knows its fair share of serial killers. Many of them hope to reach the ultimate glory of having their name remembered, such as Ted Bundy and Richard Ramirez.
Over time, some slip through the cracks of history pages and become an afterthought. Some have minimal information about them and what they did is unknown to the public.
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Today’s journey takes us to another infamous doctor, a bit lesser-known than Harold Shipman but just as deadly from the United Kingdom.
Not All Doctors Are Good
Thomas Neill Cream, or Dr. Cream, was a Scottish-Canadian medical doctor, graduate from the Montréal McGill University in Québec, Canada. It earned him the moniker of the Lamberth Poisoner as he used strychnine to poison his victims.
Thomas was born in May 1850 and dreamed of becoming a doctor. It was an era where people put their complete trust in doctors and medicine as there was no other way to inform oneself about anatomy and medical procedures. Also, doctors took an oath to save lives.
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Most of the iconic slasher killers of the horror movie genre are based on people that existed or still do. Often, the reality is more morbid than a slasher flick. Here’s one of their stories!
The Beginning Of An Iconic Face
Everyone knows the famous 90s Scream movie franchise, its iconic serial killer, and its name, Ghostface. People could know him from his original franchise with “Do you like scary movies?” or the horror movie parody franchise, Scary Movie.
People might not realize, and I didn’t know until recently, that the original Ghostface killer in the Scream franchise was inspired by a real-life serial killer named Danny Rolling.
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We have seen and read stories of killers who use food to dispose of their bodies in many movies and popular culture. What if I told you one woman killed to eat in the Land Down Under?
Is Fiction That Far From Reality?
WARNING: Animal Abuse | Butchery | Meat | Cannibalism | Overdose | Police
A famous story is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Like in the movie adaptation of the musical, Sweeney Todd, kills his victims while his helper bakes the human meat into pies.
In the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, something similar took place. The character of Arya Stark serves the King his own children cooked a meal for him to eat.
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Before Carol Baskin and Joe Exotic ended up with the titles of ‘The Tiger King/ Woman,’ there was another female in the 1920s whose crime earned her the nickname ‘Tiger Woman.’
A Case Of Possession
This female killer captured my attention recently. After all, we have the same surname, Phillips. She was killed in the name of love. She lived with the justification as follows.
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Gothic Bite Magazine is officially relaunched this week! To kickstart our new beginning, we decided to do a week on how to survive an iconic slasher killer.
Putting the Pieces Together to Outwit Jigsaw
WARNING: Torture Porn
Like most horror franchises, the movies are countless, and each one comes up with a new plot and leaves viewers thinking. Now how would I outwit Jigsaw and survive the movie?
The Saw franchise has released nine movies, and unfortunately, we all know Hollywood isn’t the greatest for titling their movies. So we have Saw, Saw II, etc. But the numbers are in roman numerals just to give it a slight edge.
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On Bookstagram of late last year, a new book was advertised and caught my attention. The book is loosely based on the true story of the Vardo Witch Trials.
About The Book
The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave takes the readers to the island of Vardo. We are pulled into the very experience the witch trials caused in Vardø in the year 1621.
Through the eyes and mind of Maren, we see the stories of the women of Vardø. We also share the Commander’s wife’s point of view, Ursa, who is responsible for sending the authorities to the village.
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The Zodiac Killer, or simply Zodiac or The Zodiac, is the pseudonym of a serial killer who operated in Northern California in the late 1960s — Wikipedia.
The Popularity Of An Unknown Killer
Every few years, theories surrounding unsolved mysteries revolving around faceless serial killers gain in popularity. For that reason, I have decided to spotlight the infamous Zodiac Killer.
Many know of The Zodiac, who became a famous serial killer in pop culture with movies etc.
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For most of us, when we watch slasher horror movies, it is for fun. We love the adrenaline. We move on after the movie but some fall in love with the career choice of Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.
Daniel Isn’t Real
The real life Freddy Krueger-Jason Voorhees UK slasher killer story!
For our short-lived serial spree British killer Daniel Gonzalez, however, slasher flicks were life plans. When he watched horror movies like the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, he aspired to be the killer. He wanted to become Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees as a career.
Forget the policeman or fireman! When Daniel Gonzalez grew up, he wanted to be a real-life slasher movie serial killer. He wanted to kill and frighten strangers.
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A new Serial Killer Expert joined the GBM team. Her name is Paula Phillips, and she brings us a story about a New Zealand killer.
The Beautiful 1950s
The year was 1954. Little Things Means A Lot by Kitty Kalen was number one on the Billboard Music Charts. Marilyn Monroe marrying and divorcing Joe DiMaggio was one of the main stories talked about in celebrity headlines.
Meanwhile, in Christchurch, New Zealand, two best friends Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, conspired together and murdered the woman keen on separating the girls from seeing each other.
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