Drawn by his Rock Star hair, handsome features, piercing eyes and nonchalant attitude, Richard Ramirez, grew a Cult following of adoring female fans. During the trial, his Groupies gathered outside the courthouse hoping for a chance to get inside: nurses and exotic dancers, law students and more. They would dress in black, just like their idol Ramirez, who was wearing black during the trial. They could not wait for him to look back at them and give them his cocky, self assured smile.
The tumblr true crime community is so fucked up. I wanted to talk to reasonable people about catching and preventing serial killers, not groupies who completely discrespect the victims and their families by saying horrible shit like they were stupid because they got killed or that they “enjoyed” it.
Honestly sometimes these people disgust me more than the actual serial killers. Aaand I can’t even tag this “serial killers” because then I’ll get 10 people in my inbox yelling at me for “attacking their baes”
seriously take a look in the mirror, take a look at the crying families, and have some fucking basic human empathy god
Wade Adam Ford was a serial killer who picked up prostitutes, then killed and dismembered them. He sent severed female breasts to police trying to catch him. Victoria Redstall was a busty British actress and a spokesperson for a bust enhancement supplement. Seems a perfect match. During his trial, she managed to get introduced to Ford in prison. She visited him often. They sang together and talked about their childhoods. At his trial, she took pictures of him, installing one as a screensaver on her cell phone. She said she would trust him with her life. Another piece of irony can be added to the mix: In 2011, 5 years after her meetings with Ford, she was in a movie called How to Pick up Girls.
Emily Prentiss: There was definitely something a little strange about her.
Aaron Hotchner: It’s curious, one woman at the center of two serial killers.
Jennifer ‘JJ’ Jareau: Yeah, what are the odds of that?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Astronomical. Removing from the calculations serial killer groupies…
Jennifer 'JJ’ Jareau: Sorry I asked.
Emily Prentiss, Aaron Hotchner, Jennifer Jareau, Spencer Reid. Season 7 Episode 21. Criminal Minds quote of the day.
Dennis Rader kept a secret box, which he called ‘the mother load’. A look inside reveals the true nature of Dennis. There are cut out pictures of child swimsuit models with sexual fantasies written on the back of them. Amongst them are various self shot photographs of him wearing pantyhose and bra in bondage positions. There are also drawings and photographs recording the last moments of his murder victims.
I regret making that post making fun of those serial killer groupies because now I have to read all those reblogs from people who add shit like “white girls and white people, like myself unfortunately, are turning into the face of the scum of the earth” or “euthanize all white girls” by people who think that this is some sort of average behavior and then every once in a while there’s one or two people going “uhm in this fandom there are PoC guys” and it’s becoming a mess holy shit
Has there ever been a Batman comic where the villains had their own little fan clubs? I remember in Joker’s Asylum: Clayface that a group of obsessed Basil Karlo fans wanted to be absorbed into him because they considered death by Clayface to be a huge honor, but otherwise I haven’t read anything like that.
I just think it would be a really interesting concept to explore–even IRL serial killers who murdered actual people have their own (gross) fandom, so I don’t think what basically amounts to the spandex version of a serial killer groupie would be outside the realm of possibility in the comic book world.