Horror - Serial Killer

The Unknown Killer That Inspired Ghostface

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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Horror - Serial Killer

The Parker-Hulme Murder

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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Saw - 2004

Live Or Die Your Choice

This week it’s all about Gothic Bite Magazine’s writers favorite Horror Movie! Here’s Kendra’s choice!

*** SPOILER ALERT: In these articles you can expect spoilers about chosen subject and movies. Please consider yourself warned. ***

I Want To Play A Game

Writers of Gothic Bite Magazine were asked this week to name their favorite horror movie. Some of us found that difficult to say the least.

There are so many gems in the horror genre and each is a favorite, even a comfort, for a reason. Maybe it gave you a thrill, the jump scares got you, perhaps the plot twisted your mind as you tried to keep up? 

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Slasher Season 1 The Executioner

A Slasher Series That Keeps On Giving

Right now, the interior of the house is safer than the outside. So, a Slasher series seems in order.

The Slasher Intro

A Slasher series that keeps on giving through an anthology of stories that is unique and old at the same time.

All is in the delivery of the story, right? Well, this Canadian show is quite a treat and currently plays on Shudder and Netflix.

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Brain — X-Ray

Phobia Week Continues With Dementophobia

Phobias are irrational, but some can come from a real place and has an origin story. Mine causes me night terrors and follows me.

First Stop Denying

At first, I was going to bring to light my clourophobia, which is the fear of clowns. But Kendra and Ed kindly removed with the re-adaptation of the movie IT. With that in mind, I decided to bring light to a phobia that most people don’t talk about because it’s scarce.

Often this phobia is either an afterthought to a person or something that passes. In my case, it terrorizes me since my childhood. If I am, to be honest here, the only positive I ever had in my life was my grandpa.

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Trepanning The Horror

Trepanning, also known as trepanation, trephination, trephining or making a burr hole is a surgical intervention in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the human skull, exposing the dura mater to treat health problems related to intracranial diseases or release pressured blood buildup from an injury. — Wikipedia

Careful with your Behavior!

This week we are going to look at another procedure still used today! Trepanning was a procedure where they took a circular shaped tool and drilled holes into people’s heads. This was supposed to improve the quality of life and general health for most individuals.

There is evidence of it being used to treat those behaving erratically, and it can be assumed that the behavior can be attributed to mental illness. However, they believed that mental illness was caused by being inhabited by a malicious or evil spirit.

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Eastern State Pen, Philadelphia

The Icepick Lobotomy

During the middle decades of the 20th century transorbital lobotomy, or ‘ice pick’ lobotomy, a radically invasive form of brain surgery, was used extensively for patients with psychiatric illnesses. — Science Gallery

WARNING – Sensitive Subject Matter

No Less Brutal

If you are squeamish, you might not want to read this. However, if you are into horror and want to learn about how many psychiatric patients were abused back in the day, this might be right up your alley.

You have heard of people receiving lobotomies. It is a procedure that involves cutting into the skull and the frontal lobes. It used to be used to treat mentally ill patients, oftentimes leaving them unable to independently function, or even worse—severely brain damaged and in a vegetative state.

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Horror - Knife

Serial Murders

A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant period of time between them. — Wikipedia

The Brutal Fascination

There seems to be a fascination with serial killers. Even I am intrigued by them. So, what is it about them that piques people interest in them? Is it their crimes, the victims? The types of murders they committed.

The brutality of it all? For me, it’s trying to understand how another human being can be so devoid of emotions that they see other humans as prey. Chilling to think of, but to them, we are a means to their dark desires.

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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

There has been documentation of people being kept in cages when they were “unable to be controlled” by caretakers, and even the wallpaper was peeling from the walls. Patients attempted to kill each other, and were sometimes successful due to the overworked staff. Continue reading Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Ed Gein

Leatherface The Man

*** WARNING THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MATURE AND GRAPHIC SUBJECT MATTER *** Who never watched one of the nine movie versions of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Well, I only watched the 1974 movie version and let me tell you when I stomached it back in 1982, it scared the hell out of me as it was creepy, violent, and so believable. Continue reading Leatherface The Man

Rob Zombie's House of a 1000 Corpses - 2003

House of a 1000 Corpses Review

In 2003 the world was not ready for what was coming to the world of horror.

Rob Zombie previously had been significant in the world of music with some saying his music videos were like horror movies unto themselves.

 

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Misery - 1990

Misery Classic Review

I have already done one of Stephen King’s movie translations, so I figured it would be an honor for me to follow it up with another of his best, that’s right Misery.

Kathy Bates and James Caan star in this 1990 film adaption of Stephen King’s 1987 best seller by the same name.

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