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10 Killer Character Movies: A Murderous Gaze

There’s a long history in the movies of investigating killers from a close perspective. One of the first was Fritz Lang’s M, a film that followed a child murderer played by the great Peter Lorre as he tried evading discovery and punishment, and the sub-genre has continued strong ever since. While movies can’t depict the […]

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10 Horror/Mystery Novels from the Perspective of Killers: The Killer Eye

One of the functions fictions perform for us is broadening our understanding of other people. Novels that work as character studies are particularly adept at encouraging our sense of empathy. The following novels put us directly (or only a little indirectly) into the minds of broken, cruel, or psychopathic characters, all of whom have one […]