Today, on our Why History is Horrifying series, we ride the high seas and encounter a tale of madness and murder. A tale worthy of a horror movie, the story of the Mary Russell is grim and gruesome.
Part 3 in our 12 Crimes of Christmas Series! Featuring: Edgar Poe, Al Capone, a deadly dinner, and a very bad Santa!
Part 2 in our 12 Crimes of Christmas Series! Featuring: A quaint pie murder, one man’s revenge against Domino’s pizza, a missing family, and a bank robbery featuring St. Nick!
Part 1 in our 12 Crimes of Christmas Series! Featuring: Santa’s gruesome origin story, a fake kidnapping, a real kidnapping, and Ted Bundy himself!
‘The Stepfather’ had plenty of material to work off of for this character. He’s clearly based on a real person: John List, one of the most notorious family annihilators in history.
Unlike accidentally summoning Hell Raiser or dream battling Freddy Krueger, home invasion murders have been played out horrifically in real life throughout history.
There were PSA films warning girls about all the horrible ‘unnecessary’ things that can befall babysitters. The films focused on girls learning ‘good judgment’ like not letting strangers into the house while babysitting. How helpful!