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Story titles, invented by neural network

So Prof. Mark Reidl of Georgia Tech is the best kind of geek, and used some cool scripting to extract all the things on Wikipedia with plot summaries: movies, books, tv episodes, video games, etc. That’s a lot of plot summaries: 112,936, to be exact. 

With a dataset this large, a neural network can achieve impressive results. Sure enough, when I trained this open-source neural network framework on just the titles alone, it consistently came up with titles that were both varied and (usually) plausible. 

Below are some of my favorites, arranged roughly by apparent genre:


Titanic Buffalo
Pirates: A Fight Dance Story
The Bad Legend
Conan the Pirate
O Bullets
Home Transformers
Shurk Hat Dies!
An Enemy of Bob (Homicide: Life on the Street)
Cannibal Spy II
American Hero: Fire of Crusty
Lego Man Hunt
Nancy Drew: The Last Day (film)
Surf Crisis
Legend of the Experience of Scarlet Freedom Damageboo
American Midnight: Swear Dragon


Under the Daleks
Batman and Flancles: The Fun Tree
The Legends of World Planet
Bomberman’s Love
The Enchanted Feed
The Star Wars: The Santa Contact
The Long Ninja Dove in the Air (film)
The History of the Galaxy Bunny Lada
City of the Stupid (film)
Shy Castle
Hamburger (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Swords and Batman: Summer Party ?


The Boordeeple (2011 film)
A Dog’s Toy Friends
Boop (Adventure Time)
A Dinosaur Quest
Colonel Corn (video game)
New Bear
Borky the Pig (film)
Excellent Very Broken Christmas
The Great Bother Cat (film)
Happy Cat in the Yaku Wonder
Fireman and Halloween Rules
Big Can Flower Home
The Green Yaurglar Pig
Scooby-Doo'Wagon Traps (video game)
Book Dog (film)


Terror Dog
Tree Screaming
Zombies of Florence
The Trunkelling
A Vampire Time for Monster
Murder’s Eagle
Frozen Bat (film)
Haunted Place
The Sheep of Evil
Barney’s The Devil’s Treachery
Merry Scroobers: Crown of Evil
The Steel-Pounted Murder King
The Shadow of Life of Very Worgy (film)
The Mystical Booged of California


Market that Knave
Spork at Bliss
The White Soup
An Indiana Office
The Last Fish Show
The Fish of Education

Restricted section (there were quite a few more of these)

Absilloved Lovers 2: Black Bearfly Dawn
Horse Man Academy 5-R: Cowboy Sheeper Wydex
Breed Bot 3: The Journey Kitchen
Wild Bad Party 109
Pink Moon
Indiscreet Maidman

And finally, a list of the most quintessential story titles, obtained by setting the creativity to near zero on a highly-trained network:

The Story of the Stranger (1994 film)
The Last Day of the Story
The Lost Princess (film)
The Stranger (1994 film)
The Last Star (1994 film)
The Secret of the Story of the Stranger (1996 film)
The Stranger (2014 film)
The Story of the Stars
The Story of the Stranger (1999 film)
The Last Day of the Sun
The Story of the Star Trek: The Secret of the Story of the Star Wars

List of songs about or referencing serial killers (A to Z list)


Axeman of New Orleans: 

  • “Axeman” - Amebix
  • “The Axeman’s Jazz” - Beasts of Bourbon
  • “Deathjazz” - One Ton Project
  • “The Mysterious Axeman’s Jazz (Don’t Scare Me Papa)” - Joseph John Davilla
  • “Axeman of New Orleans” - The Tombstones

Frankie Banker: 

  • “Frankie and Johnny” copyrighted by Hughie Cannon and covered by at least 256 artists, including Johnny Cash and Stevie Wonder. The original artist was Mississippi John Hurt

Elizabeth Bathory: 

  • “An Execution” - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • “Bathe in Blood” - Evile 
  • “Bathory Erzsebet” - Sunn O))) 
  • “Bathory’s Sainthood” - Boy Sets Fire
  • “Beauty Through Order” - Slayer
  • The 1614 album by Opera Diabolicus
  • “Countess Bathory” - Venom
  • “Elisabeth Bathory” - Tormentor 
  • “Elizabeth” - Aiden
  • “Elizabeth” - Kamelot
  • The whole Cruelty and the Beast album by Cradle of Filth 
  • “Woman of Dark Desires” - Bathory
  • “Under the Twilight” - Aeon Dust
  • “Elizabeth” - Ghost B.C. 
  • “Elizabeth” - XIII. Století
  • “Rose of Pain” - X-Japan
  • “Torquemada 71″ - Electric Wizard
  • “The Wrath of Satan’s Whore” - Countess 
  • “The Bleeding Baroness” - Candlemass
  • “Countess Erszebeth Nadasdy” - Barathrum
  • “To the Memory of the Dark Countess” - Mutiilation 
  • “Erszebet” - Paths of Possession 
  • Forever Slave’s Resurrection album
  • “The Sonology of Sex II (La Comtesse De Sang)” - Clock DVA 
  • “Villa Vampiria” - God Dethroned
  • “Elizabeth Bathory” - Sadistik 
  • The entire Die Blutgrafin album by Untoten
  • “Bathory” - Katarína Knechtová

Mary Bell: 

  • “Mary Bell” - Macabre
  • “Mary Bell” - Monte Cazazza
  • “Mary Bell” - Stina Nordenstam
  • “Mary Bell Reprise” - Macabre
  • “Look Out, Look Out” - Perfume Genius

Chris Benoit: 

  • “Chris Benoit” - Insane Clown Posse
  • “Chris Benoit (Remix)” - Insane Clown Posse, Scarface and Ice Cube

Robert Berdella: 

  • “Diary of Torture” - Macabre 

David Berkowitz: 

  • “Cereal Killer” - Green Jelly 
  • “Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear The Voices)” - Hall & Oates
  • “I Hear Black” - Overkill
  • “Insane in the Brain” - Cypress Hill
  • “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun” - Beastie Boys
  • “Jumping at Shadows” - Benediction
  • “Mr. 44″ - Electric Hellfire Club
  • “(Sam), Son of Man” - Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids
  • “Son of A Gun (David Berkowitz)” - Church of Misery
  • “Son of Sam” - Dead Boys
  • “Son of Sam” - Macabre 
  • “Son of Sam” - Neither/Neither World
  • “Son of Sam” - Shinedown
  • “Son of Sam” - Violent Soho
  • “Death 2″ - Meechy Darko
  • “Summer Of Sam” - Lana Del Ray
  • “Reign In Blood” - Necro
  • “Son of Sam” - Elliot Smith

Michael Bethke: 

  • “White Hen Decapitator” - Macabre

Kenneth Bianchi & Angelo Buono:

  • “The Hillside Stranglers” - Macabre
  • “I Wanna Make You Scream” - Battalion of Saints 
  • “Notown Blues” - The Black Lips
  • “I’m the Hillside Strangler” - The Child Molestors
  • “Hillside Strangler” - Demented Scumcats
  • “Hillside Strangler” - The Hollywood Squares 
  • “Hillside Strangler” - The Destructors

Lizzie Borden: 

  • “Lizzie Borden” - Chad Mitchell Trio
  • “She Took An Axe” - Flotsam and Jetsam
  • “Lizzie Borden” - Macabre 
  • “Ballad of Lizzie Borden” - Rasputina 
  • “Lizzy Borden” - Bukkwheat Bill

Ian Brady & Myra Hindley: 

  • “Mother Earth” - Crass
  • “No One Is Innocent” - The Sex Pistols 
  • “Love in a Faithless Country” - Richard Thompson
  • “Suffer Little Children” - The Smiths
  • “Very Friendly” - Throbbing Gristle 
  • “Lambs to the Slaughter” - Church of Misery

David Brom: 

  • “David Brom Took An Axe” - Macabre

Jerry Brudos: 

  • “Fatal Foot Fetish” - Macabre 
  • “Truest Shade of Crimson” - Through the Eyes of the Dead

Ted Bundy: 

  • “Ball” - T.I. 
  • “Blackest Eyes” - Porcupine Tree
  • “Anne” - Bloodbath
  • “Blow” - Tyler, the Creator
  • “Bundy” - Animal Alpha 
  • “The Drifter” - Green on Red
  • “I, Motherfucker (Ted Bundy)” - Church of Misery
  • “Meticulous Invagination” - Aborted
  • “Mr. Gore” - Bitzkid
  • “Murder Dividead” - Edge Of Sanity
  • “The Ted Bundy Song” - Macabre
  • “Ted, Just Admit It” - Jane’s Addiction
  • “Stay Wide Awake” - Eminem
  • “Black Friday” - Lil Kim 
  • “Death 2″ - Meechy Darko
  • “What Turns You On?” - Cassandra Complex
  • “Till Death” - Lord Infamous 
  • “Ted, What’s the Porn Like in Heaven?” - Allusondrugs
  • “Ted Bundy” - Mr. Morbid & Melph


Robert Chambers: 

  • “Eliminator Jr.” - Sonic Youth
  • “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine” - The Killers 
  • “Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf” - The Killers
  • “Midnight Show” - The Killers

Mark David Chapman: 

  • “I Just Shot John Lennon” - The Cranberries 
  • “Mark David Chapman” - …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
  • “Mark David Chapman” - Mindless Self Indulgence
  • “Sign of a Madman” - Demon
  • “The Taste of Vinegar” - V Shape Mind 
  • “Murder” - David Gilmour
  • “Mr. Superstar” - Marilyn Manson
  • “Lamb of God” - Marilyn Manson

Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs: 

  • “Dealers of Fame” - Oh, Sleeper

Richard Chase: 

  • “Blood Sucking Freaks (Richard Chase)” - Church of Misery
  • “House Sparrow” - Xiu Xiu

Andrei Chikatilo: 

  • “Psychopathy Red” - Slayer
  • “Red Ripper Blues (Andrei Chikatilo)” - Church of Misery
  • “Ripper von Rostow” - Eisregen 
  • “The Rostov Ripper” - Corpse Cook

Seung-Hui Cho: 

  • “Rise Up” - R. Kelly

Christopher Columbus: 

  • “In 1492″ - Traditional/Children’s Song
  • “Sleep Now In The Fire” - Rage Against The Machine
  • “Christopher Columbus” - Burning Spear

Adolfo Constanzo: 

  • “El Padrino (Adolfo Constanzo)” - Church of Misery
  • “Sacrifical Shack” - Pain Teens

Dean Corll: 

  • “Candyman” - Monte Cazazza
  • “Candyman (Dean Corll)” - Church of Misery

Jeffrey Dahmer: 

  • “213″ - Slayer
  • “Apartment 213″ - Macabre 
  • “Arcarsenal” - At The Drive-In
  • “Cannibal” - Kesha
  • “Celebrity Cannibalism” - Creaming Jesus
  • “Choklit Factory” - Marilyn Manson
  • “Da Graveyard” - Big L
  • “Dahmer Does Hollywood” - Amigo The Devil
  • “Dahmer is Dead” - Violent Femmes
  • “Dark Horse” - Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
  • “Danger Zone” - Big L
  • “Dirty Frank” - Pearl Jam
  • “Freeze Dried Man” - Macabre
  • “God Bless” - Combichrist 
  • “Jeffrey Dahmer” - Soulfly
  • “Jeffrey Dahmer and the Chocolate Factory” - Macabre
  • “Jeffrey Dahmer’s Cookbook” - Fuck, I’m Dead
  • “Keep it Underground” - Lords of the Underground
  • “Lord Dahmer” - Final Solution
  • “Marlon JD” - Manic Street Preachers
  • “The Milwaukee Cannibal” - Evil Anger
  • “Must Be The Ganja” - Eminem
  • “Psychopath Killer” - Eminem ft. Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf
  • “Natural Born Killaz” - Dr. Dre ft. Ice Cube
  • “Rap, Soda y Bohemia” - Molotov
  • “Room 213″ - Dead Moon
  • “Room 213″ - Church of Misery 
  • “Said the Spider to the Fly” - The pAper chAse
  • “Sinthasomphone” - Venetian Snares
  • “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream” - Andrew Rannells 
  • “Still Born/Still Life” - Christian Death
  • “The Ballad Of Jeffrey Dahmer” - Pinkard & Bowden
  • “Tom Dahmer Mixtape Freestyle” - Necro
  • “Trigger Inside” - Therapy?
  • “What’s That Smell?” - Macabre
  • The entire album Dahmer - Macabre 
  • “Control” - The Black Dahlia Murder (band) 
  • “Room 213 and Room 213 (Frozen Heart Mix)” - G.G.F.H
  • “To Catch A Killer” - Gorerotted
  • “Dahmer and the Limbs” - Nicole Dollanganger
  • “Pretty Boy Swag” - Tyga
  • “Black Friday” - Lil Kim
  • “You’re Gonna Love This” - 30H!3
  • “Dancin Dirty” - Ludacris Ft. Chris Brown
  • “Things Get Worse” - Eminem Ft. B.o.B
  • “I’m On It” - J. Cole 
  • “Brainless” - Eminem 
  • “Death 2″ - Meechy Darko
  • “Jeffrey Says” - The World Famous Crawlspace Brothers
  • “Reign In Blood” - Necro
  • “Siccmade” - Brotha Lynch Hung 
  • “KKKill the Fetus” - Esham

Laurie Dann: 

  • “Hey Laurie Dann” - Macabre 

Albert DeSalvo: 

  • “Boston Strangler (Albert DeSalvo)” - Church of Misery
  • “Dedicated to Albert De Salvo” - Whitehouse
  • “Midnight Rambler” - The Rolling Stones 
  • “The Boston Strangler” - Macabre
  • “Dirty Water” - The Standells

Melissa Drexler: 

  • “Throw Yourself Away” - Nickelback

Tom Dula: 

  • “Tom Dooly” - Doc Watson
  • “Tom Dooly” - Kingston Trio
  • “Tom Dooley” - Macabre Minstrels
  • “Tom Dooly” - The Brothers Four 
  • “Tom Dula” - Neil Young with Crazy Horse
  • “Tom Dooly” - Frank Proffitt

Mark Essex: 

  • “Soul Discharge (Mark Essex)” - Church of Misery

Albert Fish: 

  • “27 Needles” - John 5 
  • “Albert ‘Cannibal’ Fish” - Postmortem
  • “Albert Fish/Liverwurst” - Green Jelly 
  • “Albert Was Worse Than Any Fish In The Sea” - Macabre
  • “Document: Grace Budd” - The Number Twelve Looks Like You
  • “Fishtales” - Macabre
  • “Instruments of Hell” - Exhumed
  • “Mr. Albert Fish (Was Children Your Favorite Dish?)” - Macabre
  • “The Gray Man (Albert Fish)” - Church of Misery
  • “The Werewolf of Westeria” - John 5
  • “Fish” - Tyler, the Creator
  • “Smell the Children” - Evil Anger
  • “Mr Fish” - Sparzanza
  • “Letter to Mother” - Divine Heresy
  • “Secrets of Wysteria” - Steampianist
  • “Human Consumption” - Necro

Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd: 

  • “Pretty Boy Floyd” - Woody Guthrie
  • “Pretty Boy Floyd/Stoney Point” - The Duhks 
  • “Pretty Boy Floyd” - Bob Dylan


John Wayne Gacy: 

  • “33 Bumps in the Crawlspace” - the Death Scene
  • “33 Something” - Bathory
  • “Clownin’ Around” - Deer Tick
  • “Gacy’s Lot” - Macabre
  • “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.” - Sufjan Stevens
  • “Master of Brutality (John Wayne Gacy)” - Church of Misery
  • “Pogo The Clown” - Dog Fashion Disco
  • “Pogo The Clown” - Hubert Kah
  • “Suffer Age” - Fear Factory
  • “Three for Flinching (Revenge of the Porno Clowns)” - The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • “Johnny’s in love with you” - The Bang
  • “To Catch A Killer” - Gorerotted
  • “Finger Paintings of The Insane” - Acid Bath
  • “Gacy’s Place” - The Mentally Ill 
  • “Serial Killers” - Cleaning of Death
  • “John Wayne Gacy” - The World Famous Crawlspace Brothers
  • “Reign in Blood” - Necro
  • “Boogalion Mafia” - Bawdy Festival
  • “Dead In The Suburbs” - Los Reactors

Ed Gein: 

  • “Ed” - The Fiendish Phantoms
  • “Ed Gein” - Southern Hustlers Inc
  • “Ed Gein” - Angry Johnny & The Killbillies
  • “Ballad of Ed Gein” - Swamp Zombies
  • “Deadache” - Lordi
  • “Blood Red Sandman” - Lordi
  • “Dead Skin Mask” - Slayer 
  • “Dead Art in Plainfield” - John 5 
  • “Ed Gein” - Cornbugs
  • “Ed Gein” - Killdozer
  • “The Geins” - Macabre 
  • “Edward Gein” - The Fibonaccis
  • “Gein With Envy” - John 5
  • “In Gein We Trust” - Manilla Road
  • “Nipple Belt” - Tad
  • “Nothing to Gein” - Mudvayne 
  • “Old Mean Ed Gein” - Fibonaccis
  • “Plainfield” - Church of Misery
  • “Skin” - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • “Skinned” - Blind Melon
  • “Sweetheart” - Died Pretty
  • “The Geins” - Macabre Minstrels
  • “Addicted to Vaginal Skin” - Cannibal Corpse
  • “Ed Gein” - Mr. Morbid 
  • “The Recluse” - Amigo the Devil 
  • “Eddie’s Got A Lot To Do” - The World Famous Crawlspace Brothers

Gary Gilmore: 

  • “Bring On The Night” - The Police
  • “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” - Die Toten Hosen
  • “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” - The Adverts

Harvey Murray Glatman: 

  • “Harvey Glatman (Your Soul Will Forever Rot)” - Macabre

Jack Gilbert Graham: 

  • “There Was A Young Man Who Blew Up A Plane” - Macabre

Belle Gunness: 

  • “Bella Gunness” - Cassius
  • “Bella The Butcher” - Macabre 
  • “Black Widow of La Porte” - John 5
  • “The Ballad Of Belle Gunness” - TJ McFarland

Fritz Haarmann: 

  • “Fritz Haarman der Metzger” - Macabre
  • “Fritz Haarman the Butcher” - Macabre

John George Haigh: 

“Acid Bath Vampire” - Macabre

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold: 

  • “Hero” - Superchick
  • “A New Hope” - Five Iron Frenzy
  • “Cassie” - Flyleaf
  • “Who shot the Jock?” - GrimDaze Stoners 
  • “Vólkermord” - Apostasy
  • “Friend Of Mine” - Jonathan and Stephen Cohen (survivors of Columbine) 
  • “One by One” - The Calling
  • “The Anatomy of a School Shooting” - Ill Bill 
  • “Disposable Teens”, “The Nobodies” - Marilyn Manson
  • “This is Your Time” - Michael W. Smith
  • “Hitmen for Hire” - Evil Anger
  • “The Kinslayer” - Nightwish
  • “Pumped Up Kicks” - Foster The People
  • “We Hate You” - Electric Wizard
  • “Pigs” - Tyler, The Creator
  • “Witch Hunt” - MDFMK 
  • “Rampage” - Nicole Dollanganger
  • “Lividity” - Nicole Dollanganger
  • “Rap God”, “Remember Me”, “I’m Back”, “The Way I Am”, “White America” - Eminem
  • “Rival” - Pearl Jam
  • “Wicked Young Man” - Alice Cooper
  • “Halt” - Rammstein
  • “Strength Through Music” - Amanda Palmer
  • “Hallway Homicide” - The Orwells 
  • “Nobody Thinks About Me” - Michale Graves
  • The entire TeenWitch album by Bones

Gary M. Heidnik: 

  • “Heidnik’s House of Horrors” - Serial Killers 
  • “Morbid Minister” - Macabre
  • “Shock Pit” - Intrinsic Action
  • “Brother Bishop” - Church of Misery

James Huberty: 

  • “McMassacre” - Macabre
  • “Shotgun Boogie (James Oliver Huberty)” - Church of Misery

Jack the Ripper: 

  • “Unsolved Mysteries” - Animal Collective
  • “Blood Red Sandman” - Lordi
  • “The Death of Jack the Ripper” - The Legendary Pink Dots
  • “Down on Whores” - Benediction
  • “In the Mind of a Lunatic” - Sigh
  • “Jack” - Iced Earth 
  • “Jack the Knife” - The Electric Hellfire Club
  • “Jack Ripper” - Nationalteatern
  • “Jack the Ripper” - Screaming Lord Sutch
  • “Jack the Ripper” - Buckethead
  • “Jack the Ripper” - Morrissey
  • “Jack the Ripper” - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  • “Maxwell Murder” - Rancid
  • “The Ripper” - Judas Priest
  • The entire album The Somatic Defilement - Whitechapel
  • “Jack The Ripper” - Macabre
  • “Saucy Jack” - Spinal Tap
  • Reconstruction of the Female Anatomy” - Through the Eyes of the Dead
  • “Jack The Ripper” - The Horrors 
  • “To Catch A Killer” - Gorerotted
  • “Jack The Ripper” - Motorhead
  • “Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)” - Reunion
  • “Music Box” - Eminem
  • “Jack the Ripper” - LL Cool J

Jim Jones: 

  • “Ballad of Jim Jones” - Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • “Carnage in the Temple of the Damned” - Deicide
  • “Guyana (Cult of the Damned)” - Manowar
  • “Jim Jones Posse” - Dre Dog
  • “Jimmie Jones” - The Vapors
  • “Jonestown” - Concrete Blonde
  • “Reverend” - Church of Misery
  • “Cyanide Salvation” - Kugra
  • “The Riverflow” - The Levellers
  • “Jonestown Mind” - The Almighty
  • “Jesus Jones” - R.K.P
  • “Hypnotized” - Heathen 
  • “Jonestown” - The Acacia Strain
  • “Jonestown Suicide” - Nasty Nigel & The Teenage Hellcats
  • “Last Call In Jonestown” - Polkadot Cadaver
  • “Koolaid” - Accept
  • “The People’s Temple” - Brain One 


Theodore Kaczynski: 

  • “Free The Unabomber” - Code 13
  • I Wanna Be a Unabomber” - Donnas
  • “Killer Kaczynski” - Mando Diao
  • “FC: The Freedom Club” - Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
  • “The Unabomber” - Macabre
  • “Unabomber” - Fragile
  • “Unabomber” - J. Cole
  • “Unabomber” - M.I.R.V. 
  • “Unabomber” - The Acacia Strain
  • “Unabomber” - Underground Resistance
  • “Expliding Octopus” - Ill Bill

Ricky Kasso: 

  • “Psychedelic Sacrifice” - The Electric Hellfire Club

Edmund Kemper: 

  • “Edmund Kemper Had a Horrible Temper” - Macabre
  • “Fortress/Outer Space/Forever” - System of a Down
  • “Killifornia (Edmund Kemper III)” - Church of Misery
  • “Urge to Kill” - Throbbing Gristle
  • “Forever” - The Berzerker
  • “Severed Head” - Suicide Commando
  • “Temper Temper Mr. Kemper” - The Celibate Rifles
  • “Abomination Unseen” - Devourment

Joachim Kroll: 

  • “Evil Ole Soul” - Macabre

Richard Kuklinski: 

  • “Iceman: The Ballad of Richard Kuklinski” - Bryon White and the Damn Quails
  • “Lyrical Hitman (Richard Kuklinski)” - Royce Da 5′9″ and Marvwon
  • “The Iceman” - Macabre

Peter Kúrten: 

  • “In Germany Before the War” - Randy Newman 
  • “Dedicated to Peter Kurten” (entire concept album) - Whitehouse
  • “Vampire of Dússeldorf” - Macabre
  • “Dusseldorf Monster” - Church of Misery

Leonard Lake & Charles Ng: 

  • “The Balled of Leonard and Charles” - Exodus

Henry Lee Lucas & Ottis Toole: 

  • “Murder Company” - Church of Misery
  • “Serial Killer” - Macabre
  • “Henry” - Os Catalepticos
  • “Henry Lee Lucas” - Bizarre Scums
  • “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” - Fantómas 
  • “Henry Lee Lucas” - Dahmer
  • “Lucas Toole” - Downthesun

Marc Lepine: 

  • “Montreal” - The Tragically Hip
  • “Montreal Massacre” - Macabre
  • “This Memory” - Wyrd Sisters


  • “Locusta” - Macabre

Long Island Ripper: 

  • “Ocean Parkway” - Brent City Mafia 

Jeffrey R. MacDonald: 

  • “Killer” - Riot

Patrick Mahon: 

  • “Dead Eyes Opened” - Severed Heads

Charles Manson & Family: 

  • “A Poem About An Old Prison Man” - Decapitated
  • “ATWA” - System of a Down
  • “Beausoleil” - Current 93
  • “Bloodbath in Paradise” - Ozzy Osbourne 
  • “California Hippy Murders” - Red River Dave McEnery
  • “Charlie Manson Blues” - The Flaming Lips 
  • “Charlie Manson’s eyes” - People Haters
  • “Creepy Crawl” - Necro
  • “Creepy Crawl” - Superjoint Ritual 
  • “Devil’s Hole Girls and the Big Revolution” - Rob Zombie
  • “Death Valley ‘69″ - Sonic Youth and Lydia Lunch
  • “DI-1-9026″ - J. G. Thirtwell 
  • “Do The Charles Manson” - Necro
  • “Freak” - Lana Del Rey
  • “Work of God” - Evil Anger
  • “Love and Terror” - Krookid Hooks
  • “Lunatic of God’s Creation” - Deicide
  • “Mister Manson” - Klaatu
  • “My Monkey” - Marilyn Manson
  • “Manson” - Evil Anger
  • “Real Solution #9″ - White Zombie
  • “Reflection of Children Coming Up in the Grave” - Necro
  • “Revolution Blues” - Neil Young
  • “Sadie” - Alkaline Trio
  • “Sharron’s Fetus (The Pre-Kill)” - Necro
  • “Spahn Ranch (Charles Manson)” - Church of Misery
  • “Servants of Evol” - Electric Hellfire Club
  • “The Infected Age” - Evil Anger
  • “Reign In Blood” - Necro

Timothy McVeigh: 

  • “Chaos Aggressor” - Hexeri
  • Framed” - U.S. Bombs
  • “The Ballad of Timothy McVeigh” - Snog
  • “The Proud” - Talib Kweli
  • “Little Timmy Scumbag” - Cruachan 
  • “Agent Orange” - Pharoahe Monch
  • “McVeigh” - The Indelicates

Lyle and Erik Menendez: 

  • “Hermanos Menendez” - Brujeria
  • “Death 2″ - Meechy Darko

Josef Mengele: 

  • “Angel of Death” - Slayer

Armin Meiwes: 

  • “Eaten” - Bloodbath
  • “Mein Teil” - Rammstein
  • “The Wústenfeld Man Eater” - Macabre
  • “The Wústenfeld Ripper” - Evil Anger

Tsutomu Miyazaki: 

  • “Tell the World I was a Gentleman” - The Phantom Sensation

Luke Mitchell: 

  • “Where Is She?” - The Killers

Herman Mudgett (a.k.a. H. H. Holmes): 

  • “Dr. Holmes (He Stripped Their Bones)” - Macabre
  • “Infecting them with Falsehood” - Deeds of Flesh
  • “From the Cradle to the Grave” - Havok
  • “The Torture Doctor” - Alkaline Trio
  • “Killer Holmes” - Elbowdrop
  • “Murder Castle, Illinois, 60621″ - Beelzebubs Brie

Herbert Mullin: 

  • “Megalomania (Herbert Mullin)” - Church of Misery


Dennis Nilsen: 

  • “Cranley Gardens” (Dennis Nilsen) - Church of Misery
  • “Killing for Company” - Swans
  • “You’re Dying To Be With Me” - Macabre
  • “Turnabout” - Moth Wranglers

Alfred Packer: 

  • Death metal band Cannibal Corpse’s 1990 debut, Eaten Back To Life is dedicated to Packer with the inscription “This Album is dedicated to the memory of Alfred Parker, The First American Cannibal (R.I.P)” 
  • “In the Mountains” - Macabre
  • “The Ballad of Alfred Packer” - Phil Ochs
  • “Coming Back For More” - C. W. McCall

Carl Panzram:

  • Experimental pop band Flare Acoustic Arts League laud the career of Mr. Panzram in the song “Reminiscences of a Minnesota State Training Alumni, Class of 1905” on their 2009 album, Cut.
  • “Just Born Bad” - The World Famous Crawlspace Brothers

Bruce Jeffrey Pardo:

  • “Black Christmas” - Poly Styrene

Robert Pickton: 

  • “Fed To The Pigs” - Devourment
  • “Hooker Fortified Pork Products” - The Accúsed 
  • “Pigfarm” - Mad Sin
  • “Le Seigneur des Agneaux” - Exterio

Christopher Peterson: 

  • “Shotgun Peterson” - Macabre

James Pough: 

  • “James Pough, What the Hell Did You Do?”Macabre

Dorothea Puente: 

  • “Dorthea’s Dead Folks Home”Macabre

Dennis Rader: 

  • “Bind Torture Kill”Suffocation
  • “Bind, Torture and Kill”Suicide Commando
  • “Raider II” - Steven Wilson
  • “B.T.K.” - Church of Misery
  • “BTK” - Exodus

Gilles de Rais: 

  • “Into the Crypts of Rays”Celtic Frost
  • “Tritt Ein”Saltatio Mortis
  • The whole Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder album by Cradle of Filth
  • “The Black Knight”Macabre
  • “The Window” - The Black Dahlia Murder (band)
  • “Barbazul versus el amor letal” - Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota

Daniel Rakowitz: 

  • “Is It Soup Yet?”Macabre

Richard Ramirez: 

  • “Going Going Gone”Exodus
  • “Killer”King Diamond
  • “Night Stalker”Macabre
  • “Night Stalker”Super Heroines
  • “The Night Stalker”Bewitched
  • “Richard Ramirez Died Today Of Natural Causes” - Sun Kil Moon
  • “Where Evil Dwells (Richard Ramirez)”Church of Misery
  • “Nightstalker” - Impact Unit
  • “Noche Acosador” John 5
  • “Nocturnal Predator” - Legion of the Damned
  • “Rock Around The Clock, Richard Ramirez” - Adolf Sasquatch
  • “See You In Disneyland” - Adolf Sasquatch
  • “Jack the Knife” - The Electric Hellfire Club
  • “Ramirez” - The Acacia Strain
  • “Shut Up And Spoon Me" - The World Famous Crawlspace Brothers
  • "Knight Stalker” - Shadow Project
  • “Smooth Criminal” - Michael Jackson

Elliot Rodger: 

  • “Supreme Gentleman” - The RoBBa

Gary Ridgway:

  • “Deep Red Bells” - Neko Case
  • “Green River” - Church of Misery
  • “The Green River Murderer (He’s Still Out There)” Macabre
  • “Ozzie” - Green River (band)
  • “I Wanna Know What Love Is” - Julie Ruin
  • “Dumpsites” - Jakprogresso

Danny Rolling: 

  • “Danny Rolling” - The Murder Junkies


Issei Sagawa: 

  • “La Folie” - The Stranglers
  • “Too Much Blood” - The Rolling Stones

Shankill Butchers:

  • “Shankill Butchers”Sarah Jarosz
  • “Shankill Butchers”The Decemberists

Lee Sheldon: 

  • “Folk Bloodbath”Josh Ritter
  • “Stack Shot Billy”The Black Keys
  • “Stagger Lee”, also known as “Stagolee”, “Stackerlee”, “Stack O'Lee”, and “Stack-a-Lee”
  • “Wrong ‘Em Boyo”The Clash

Ronald Gene Simmons: 

  • “Holidays of Horror” - Macabre

Richard Speck: 

  • “Born To Raise Hell” (Richard Speck) – Church of Misery
  • “Richard Speck”Mojo Nixon
  • “Richard Speck”The Viletones
  • “Richard Speck”Wesley Willis
  • “The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I’m Not The Only Boy)”Cheap Trick
  • “What The Heck Richard Speck (Eight Nurses Did You Wreck)”Macabre
  • “Speck" - The World Famous Crawlspace Brothers

Brenda Spencer: 

  • "I Don’t Like Mondays”The Boomtown Rats
  • “Terrorist”The Feederz

Charles Starkweather: 

  • “All I Want”Kenny Brown
  • “Badlands (Charles Starkweather)” Church of Misery
  • “Hate So Real”J Church
  • “Nebraska”Bruce Springsteen
  • “We Didn’t Start the Fire” - Billy Joel
  • “Nebraska” - Nicole Dollanganger

Peter Stumpp: 

  • “Werewolf of Beburg” - Macabre

Peter Sutcliffe: 

  • “Leeds Ripper”Throbbing Gristle
  • “Leeds United”Luke Haines
  • “Night Shift”Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • “Ripping Into Pieces (Peter Sutcliffe)”Church of Misery
  • “The Ripper”Pallas
  • “Archives of Pain” - Manic Street Preachers


Howard Unruh: 

  • “Howard Unrah (What Have You Done Now?)” Macabre
  • “Retal”Church of Misery
  • “® Retaliate” - The Mark of Cain

Fred West/Rose West:

  • “Evil”Interpol
  • “25 Cromwell St.” - Apoptygma Berzerk
  • “Red Knives And Plastic Wives” - Red Knife Lottery

Charles Whitman: 

  • “Road To Ruin (Charles Whitman)”Church of Misery
  • “Sniper”Harry Chapin
  • “Sniper in the Sky”Macabre
  • “The Ballad of Charles Whitman”Kinky Friedman
  • “The Tower”Insane Clown Posse
  • “Charles Joseph Whitman” - Deathday AKA Deathday Party

Stanley Williams: 

  • “Real Talk”Snoop Dogg

Wayne Williams: 

  • “Annie Christian”Prince
  • “Creeks”Big Gipp and Witchdoctor
  • “Wrong Man” Deep Purple

Aileen Wuornos: 

  • “Filth Bitch Boogie (Aileen Wuornos)”Church of Misery
  • “Sixth Of June” It Dies Today
  • “Slut”Evil Anger
  • “Poor Aileen” Superheaven

Graham Frederick Young: 

  • “Poison”Macabre
  • “Taste the Pain (Graham Young)”Church Of Misery

Zodiac Killer: 

  • “Gemini”Slayer
  • “Sick of Living (Zodiac)”Church of Misery
  • “Zodiac” Macabre
  • “Zodiac” Melvins
  • “Zodiac Shit”Flying Lotus
  • “Soul Sacrifice”Santana
  • “The Zodiac” Kamelot
  • “Venus in Furs”Electric Wizard
  • “Dear Editor” Kamelot
  • “Summer of Sam” Lana Del Rey
  • “Death 2”Meechy Darko
  • “Zodiac ( he is still out there… )”Christian Death

The LOVETT System

Lie about his wife being dead

Open his tonsorial parlor above your pie shop

Vie for his attention over his revenge fantasies

Engage in a murder/cannibalism ring with him

Take a loveable street waif to your cooking dungeon and lock him up so that he doesn’t get in the way of your love

Terminate your partnership by being thrown into the oven


I wanted to make my own Inktober list to celebrate October. So I decided to do one featuring my favorite/most scarring horror movies, posting one digital inked drawing a day. The only one I’m a little undecided on is #20 for obvious reasons. If the title has an asterisk (*) beside it then that means it will contain possible intense gore/dismemberment. Bolded means my very favorite of faves.

  1. Alien
  2. Aliens
  3. Alien 3
  4. Alien Resurrection
  5. Prometheus/Covenant
  6. The Thing 1982/2011*
  7. 28 Days Later
  8. Carriers
  9. 30 Days of Night
  10. Sphere 1998
  11. Saw series*
  12. It Follows
  13. The Witch
  14. It
  15. Silent Hill
  16. The Mist
  17. Nightmare on Elm Street
  18. Split
  19. Get Out
  20. Cannibal Holocaust*
  21. Carrie
  22. The Shining
  23. Infini
  24. Sunshine
  25. Cloverfield
  26. World War Z
  27. The Autopsy of Jane Doe
  28. Paranormal Activity
  29. The Purge series
  30. Hard Candy
  31. The Fourth Kind

Some might be switched out for the following or bonuses: Pandorum, Event Horizon, Life, Splice, War of the Worlds.

anonymous asked:

Hi there! I hope your having a good day! ^-^ may I request todoroki and tokoyami trying to confess to their crush? (if that's all right ^-^)

(you didn’t specify so I went w fem pronouns) i’m sorry if the todoroki ones so bad but i’ve had the tokoyami one written for so damn long i’m sorry this took so long


It all happened by accident, Shouto confessing to his crush and knocking her into the fountain.

All accidents, but he only regretted the latter.

It was Saturday and the pair sat on the edge of a fountain in the middle of a surprisingly vacant park. She had roped Shouto into going on this group outing with a few of their classmates but she had messed up the meeting place landing them in the earlier mentioned vacant park.

Well it wasn’t completely vacant; there was a flock of pigeons to the pairs left.

His crushes head sat in her hands, completely mortified that she had messed up something so simple.

Todoroki sat stiff a couple feet away, unsure how to comfort his crush. He thought it’d be best if he didn’t interfere, scared he’d somehow make it worse. This didn’t actually work for him though since his crush came to him with teary eyes, rambling on about her mistakes. Todoroki was too stunned to answer, not by her emotions but by the fact that she could even think that about herself.

‘’I’m just omg, so fucking dumb I can’t believe I messed up something so simple! If I can’t read directions how am I supposed to be a hero cause I’ll get calls and they’ll be like hey we need you here at I don’t fucking know street cause there’s a giant cannibal on the loose and you’re the only hero who can stop them but I won’t be able to cause I can’t read fucking directions and their gonna eat everybody! I’ll never get to show my face again and I’l-‘’

‘’You’re amazing and uh I’ll be there to read the directions for you so you’ll never get lost and I love you.’’ Todoroki seemed caught off guard by his own statement, surprised he had just said what he’d been hiding for the past year aloud and to the one he’d been hiding it from.

She hadn’t realized it at first, laughing at his absurd comment but it quickly died once she realized what came at the end.

The teens both turned a bright red, unsure how to continue after Todoroki dropped that bomb.

‘’I uh, I love you too Todoroki-kun.’’ She swallowed; it was hard to talk since her mouth was so dry.

Todoroki smiled awkwardly and went in for a hug but of course that didn’t go so well. He had put too much weight into it and his crush was still fairly disoriented from what just happened. She was sent back into the fountain with a screech sending Todoroki into a panic.

He pulled her out and offered her his coat. She was soaked head to toe and shivering like crazy.

‘’I’m so sorry I’m so fucking dumb are you ok?’’ His hands hesitated over her shoulders for a couple seconds before he placed them down, gripping her gently.

All she did was laugh, wrapping the jacket tighter around her body.

‘’Hey Todo-k-un du-do you wanna go on a date with me?’’


It had been a bad idea for Tokoyami to go to Ashido-san for help, sure she was just trying to be helpful but none of this really seemed his style. That morning she had shoved a box of chocolates and an overbearing bouquet of red and white roses, a few bluebells scattered in it, into his hands.

Her smile encouraged him to confess big and bold manner but his heart and brain told him it wasn’t the best idea, especially considering what kind of person you were.

Shy with a mean face but kind under that hard shell, Tokoyami already knew how Ashido-sans plan would really pan out, you running away with a red face and locking yourself in your dorm out of embarrassment.

One time Uraraka commented on how cute she looked and that was the last they saw of her all day. She would completely overload and systems would fry if she even saw Tokoyami walking her way with such a large gesture sitting in his hands so that’s how he ended up hiding them in a closet near your dorm.

Knock Knock.

‘’Come in!’’ She sang from the other side of the door, the sound of feet hitting the wooden floors crossed the dorm room.

Before Tokoyami could even open the door it was swung open, revealing his crush clad in her school uniform which was strange since school ended three hours ago.

‘’Helloo Tokoyami-kun.’’ She hummed with wide eyes, clearly in a cheerful mood. He looked passed her head, seeing text books lining the floor in a semi-circle, paper strewn everywhere painting with bright colours.

She must’ve been studying for the upcoming test.

‘’Studying?’’ Tokoyami mentioned eyeing her messy room with the tiniest hint of a smirk.

Her face went red, bringing up her hand to the back of her neck, ‘’Yeah, I’ve failed the last two so I really gotta step it up according to sensei.’’ She giggled, bringing warmth to Tokoyami’s heart.

‘’Do you need any help?’’ The offer left his lips before he could even stop himself, truth be told he hadn’t done so hot on the past couple tests either so he shouldn’t be offering anyone help.

His crushes face instantly brightened with a rushed nod, ‘’that’d be amazing Tokoyami-kun, it’s great that you popped by I’ve actually been stuck on this one question for the past ten minutes.’’ She added the last part with a less enthusiastic mumble before stepping aside and letting the taller boy in.

It had only taken three steps for disaster to strike, unseen by either of them was a half full cup of peppermint tea sitting forgotten in the middle of the room.

Tokoyami’s foot collided with the cup sending the tea into the air and all over the papers and text books lining the floor only a foot and a half away.

‘’I didn’t even see that there I’m so sorry!’’ He cried head whipping from left to right searching for something to clean up the mess while his crush panicked to his left.

It took a couple seconds for her to remember the closet a couple dorms down from hers where they kept all the cleaning supplies.

That was the same for Tokoyami, but his mind wasn’t focused on the cleaning supplies.

He looked to his left hopping she hadn’t left the room yet but when he turned his head he found nothing but empty space.

‘’Fuuuuuck! Fuck! Fuck!’’

The four lettered word continued to fall from his mouth as he sprinted the hallway, it seemed longer than usual, the walls closer, boxing him in as his heart raced at an alarming rate.

He found his crush in the entrance to the small storage closet, head in her hands steam practically spiralling off of her fingers and up to the ceiling. She was facing the bouquet and box of chocolates Mina had given Tokoyami, her face was hidden behind her hands but he could tell it was beet red.

Tokoyami’s mouth hung wide open, hoping he could think of something clever or funny to fix the awkward situation but all that came out was ‘’I like your face.’’.

A strangled noise came from his crush as she uncovered her face, turning to the bird boy with a red face and watery eyes.

She choked out her response, mimicking Tokoyami’s blunt statement exactly, it seemingly being the only thing her brain could think of.

They later (like five minutes later) went on a date to the next supply closet since there weren’t actually any paper towels in the one the pair ended up confessing in, then they went for ice cream.

          Despite the number of times that E.L.E.N.’s had to eat people, the parasite never once bothered to reconstruct his sense of taste to make them taste appealing. Raw flesh and blood taste as disgusting for him as it would for anyone else——he’s merely gotten accustomed to the flavor and sensation of having to swallow it all down when the parasite doesn’t disassemble it and devour the meat itself from the outside. And E.L.E.N. doesn’t typically go about merely eating people off of the streets; cannibalism—if it could even be called that, given that he, internally, is so hardly human—is reserved for when he must dispose of evidence throughout his mercenary career. The only other time he would gorge on another person is if he’s provoked without any other alternative to defusing the situation and even then, one would have to catch him in a particularly bad mood.

[listen here]

choices - to kill a king (ft. bastille & friends) // cannibals with cutlery - ralph (ft. dan) // these streets - dan (ft. ralph) // get home (cover) - to kill a king // oblivion (cover) - to kill a king // bloody shirt (remix) - bastille // cut her down - annie oakley hanging // sophi is a lady - annie oakley hanging // 13 steps - annie oakley hanging // feet don’t fail me - annie oakley hanging // telegralph road - randalph // owen - randalph // keep talking - randalph // new blue dress - randalph // electric head - randalph // falling - bastille (ft. ralph) // walk to oblivion - bastille (ft. ralph)

Sister! There’s always something … about Janine.

Is Moriarty really back from the dead? Or is it Sherlock’s version of Professor Moriarty’s brother (also named James in Arthur Conan Doyle’s canon), Janine? 

It would be “Sherl” and “Mike” in reverse :

Janine -> Jaime  (or Janey) -> Jane Moriarty (gender-swapped from ACD’s James Moriarty).  

This will allow a parallel to the beginning of A Study in Pink with Harriet “Harry” Watson – and we learned from S03 that parallel callbacks are worth bonus points in Sherlock’s storylines:

Both Jim and Janine have first appeared as people that draw little attention under the circumstances.

Jim as the IT guy: ‘So you’re Sherlock Holmes.’ <- Who pays attention to the non-medical support staff at St. Bart’s?

Janine as the chief bridesmaid: ‘So you’re Mr. Holmes.’ <- Who pays attention to a bridesmaid when all eyes are on the happy couple during a wedding?

Janine worked as personal assistant to Magnussen, which is functionally similar to ACD’s James Moriarty the younger’s profession as “station master” - someone who keeps a train station (updated now to a media empire) on time and in running order (updated now to by directing people and information instead of people and trains). In any case, also a support staff role that draws little attention.

Storytelling seems to be a favorite family hobby, along with kiss-and-telling-a-lot:

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ten songs on shuffle

got tagged by @nahrky, so here i go!

i must put a music player of choice on shuffle and put down the first ten that come up! gonna use google play for myself.

1) “Meet Me Inside” - Hamilton OBC (don’t call me son)

2) “I-E-A-I-A-I-O” - System Of A Down

3) “Washington On Your Side” - Hamilton OBC

4) “Losing My Mind” - Follies OBC

5) “Strong in the Real Way” - Steven Universe Soundtrack

6) “Where You Are” - Moana Soundtrack (CONSIDER THE COCONUT.)

7) “The Snake in Dallas” - Gorillaz

8) “Night Waltz (Love Takes Time)” - A Little Night Music OBC

9) “A Little Priest” - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street OBC (how many cannibal puns can i fit in a song)

10) “Tightrope” - Janelle Monáe 

dang now everyone knows i really like musicals lol.

anyway, i tag, uhhh… @dokuhan, @queenofthefaces, @kingscunt, @kimurasato, @kurgy and uh, @peachdoxie.

anonymous asked:

What are some of your favorite documentaries!


okay, so here’s what I can think of that the moment, I’ll edit this as I think of more! (just like a disclaimer, I like disturbing, crime and scary stuff, so some of these may be triggering, or highly disturbing to some! Please bear that in mind guys if you are bothered by stuff like this!) <3333

The Paradise Lost Trilogy (Paradise Lost 1: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, Paradise Lost 2: Revelations, and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory)

 West of Memphis

Just Melvin, Just Evil

Food Inc.

The Thin Blue Line

Capturing the Friedmans

 Child of Rage


 Kidnapped for Christ

Titicut Follies

The Perfect Vagina 

The Hammer Maniacs 

Interview with a Cannibal

 The Iceman


 Black Tar Heroin 

High on Crack Street 

Jesus Camp 



 The Central Park 5

 Killer Legends

 Hot Girls Wanted

 Whore’s Glory 

Bowling for Columbine

Children of Darkness

Born into Brothels

Kids Who Kill


In the Celluloid Closet 

Who Took Johnny

The Thin Blue Line


The Imposter

Room 237

Never Sleep Again


Fahrenheit 9/11

20 Feet From Stardom 

if you guys have seen any of these, message me so we can chat!!! also send me recommendations! 

<3333 Tay

5 Musicals to Watch Right Now

*This was originally a freelance project for a specific name but the dates got messed up and it never got posted. Enjoy Tumblors!

NBC has announced that it plans on airing another live musical event in 2014, perhaps in hopes of satisfying those underwhelmed by this month’s production of The Sound of Music. Fortunately if you’re a fan of the multi-camera Broadway-style musical you’re in luck, as some of the greatest Broadway experiences exist in their entirety online! So congrats on scoring orchestra level seats that double as your couch, because here are some full-length musicals that nailed the whole live-broadcast thing.

Company by Stephen Sondheim; starring Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Patti LuPone, Christina Hendricks, etc.

Company is a classic. Robert is a single man surrounded by lovers— his friends, his parents, acquaintances new and old. NPH brings amazing insecurity to Robert as his family pleads with him to settle down and take a relationship seriously, an idea that he finds complex and confusing even if nobody else thinks so. The last number is just tear-jerking and remains a timeless golden nugget within American musical archives. Bonus points for Stephen Colbert in a turtleneck and Joan Holloway-Harris looking happy for once.

Highlights: “Marry Me a Little” at 1:18:50—the lyrics are pretty much the most perfect modern-day wedding vows.

Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim; starring George Hearn and Angela Lansbury

Ah, yes, the musical about quiet cannibalism and the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, back with a vengeance. Sweeney Todd has seen numerous resurrections, the most famous of which is Tim Burton’s version of the sordid tale. Benjamin Barker is a barber who lives a happy life with his dream woman and baby girl until he is summoned away by a jealous town judge. Upon returning to his former life, Barker finds his wife dead, his daughter adopted and mistreated, and, luckily for us, a new friendship with the odd baker woman who works out of the shop below his own. The newly named Sweeney and an enamored Mrs. Lovett get revenge the only way they know how—with a twist ending that is to die for.

Highlights: the darkly-funny “A Little Priest” at 1:13:00 is the first time we see Sweeney smile and it is too sinister for words.

PIPPIN by Stephen Schwartz & Roger O. Hirson, choreography and direction by Bob Fosse; starring Ben Vereen and William Katt

Stephen Schwartz is beloved by most people without them even knowing it. Only the man behind the legendary music of Wicked, The Prince of Egypt and Enchanted could be responsible for Pippin, the entertaining and disturbing story of a young man seeking fulfillment in his life—whatever that may mean. Pippin’s story is told by a troupe of traveling performers including a brand new “Pippin” every night, so if the performers and their Leading Player are a bit manipulative and dangerously persuasive of their newest member, what are we to do but just sit and watch? This Canadian taping with most of the Broadway original cast demands your full attention and will earn it in seconds; Ben Vereen as the Leading Player has won countless awards for his performance of Bob Fosse’s insane choreography.

Highlights: “Glory,” which begins at 0:26:38, depicts a gruesome war (Heads on sticks! Impaled warriors!) and famed dance segment, “the Manson Trio,” about 4 minutes later.

Legally Blonde: The Musical by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin, Heather Hach; starring Laura Bell Bundy and Christian Borle

If Sound of Music needs a few notes from a live musical broadcast, it can take them from Legally Blonde, prerecorded from a live performance in September of 2007 and aired on MTV that October. This show is effervescent and super girly and totally fun. With several dashes of adult humor (arguably more than the much loved film on which it’s based) and enough catchy songs to fill the longest road trip, this musical invites Elle Woods onto the stage where she absolutely belongs. Elle follows her ex to Harvard where she hopes to win him back and soon meets Emmitt, a hyper-logical law student who sees potential in Elle under the blonde blowout and scant pink attire.

Highlights: “Chip on Your Shoulder” at 0:48:58 is so hummable it’s not likely to leave your head all week. Plus, if Uncle Max was one of the highlights of NBC’s Sound of Music for you, you’re in luck.

Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, filmed in Austria. Starring Drew Sarich and Steven Seale

JCS is the ultimate musical experience for so many reasons, and this version outdoes them all. This taping includes multimedia images projected onto a scrim in addition to some not-so-subtle alterations to the musical we probably all saw done in high school. This one is darker, louder and over-the-top at times, and the result is an intense hour and a half of straight rock opera. Drew Sarich leads the show as Judas Iscariot, through whose eyes we see a loose interpretation of the last days of Jesus’ life, culminating in maybe the most famous musical chorus of all time. Drew has the voice and vocal range of a symphonic superhero and will surprise you within the first 6 minutes of this worldwide classic.

Highlights: 0:10:52—only about 10 minutes in and the tension is tangible in “Strange Thing, Mystifying.”  

Jeffery Dahmers Apartment
Adress: 924 North 25th Street, Apartment 213, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
•Cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer took lives in several locations, including his grandmother’s house—she kicked him out due to the parade of men arriving at all hours and the wretched smells emanating from his room. But the majority of the killing happened at his Milwaukee apartment. Here, he found it easy to lure young men with offers of money for sexual favors. Once there, he would drug them with sleeping pills and visit upon their flesh his horrifying paraphilia. He kept body parts in his refrigerator for later consumption. The torsos, however, he immersed in a 57-gallon drum of acid. Bizarrely enough, police had once visited Dahmer’s apartment; after one of his victims escaped, he convinced the officers that they’d been in the midst of a lovers’ quarrel. The officers briefly entered the apartment, and though they noticed a disgusting smell, they did nothing to act on it.
Dahmer was eventually caught on July 22, 1991 after yet another potential victim escaped. Details about the human trophies found in the house are perhaps too hideous to recount. Neighbors gathered outside, watching in shock as officers in hazmat suits carried out remains.The evil that took place in the building dictated that it could not stand for long. Community outreach programs helped residents find alternative housing. In November 1992, the structure was demolished, and today it is nothing but a weed-choked, vacant lot.