Hollywood loves a psychopath. However, the ones we see on the silver screen rarely have anything in common with real killers. They’re often portrayed as highly intelligent, calculating characters. Barring a few exceptions, this is not the case in real life.
The simple truth is that many of them are able to kill for years without being caught because it is really hard to find a murderer who has no close connections to his victims, especially in the days before DNA and genealogy tests. As you are about to see, most of them are hardly criminal masterminds, and they all got caught eventually due to minor, stupid mistakes.
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!