Serial Killers Describe What it Feels Like to Kill


Most of us will never know how it feels to take another human life; if there’s some intangible sensation that comes with watching someone breathe their last breath and knowing it’s because of something you’ve done. Luckily, most serial killers are very chatty after they’ve been arrested. Maybe it’s because they crave attention, or they just don’t know what else to talk about other than their horrific pastime.

Depending on who’s doing the talking, listening to killers describe their crimes can be anything from exciting to sickening to just plain boring. It’s hard to say if it’s worse when a killer is so tired of talking about their victims that they basically yawn through their interviews, or if watching a killer re-live their greatest moments is giving them a perverse pleasure. Oh well. So what does it feel like to kill? Why not let these professionals fill you in?

Every serial killer describes death differently. Guys like Ted Bundy and Richard Ramirez believe that they’re the star of the show so every word they say is embellished in some form of a lie. A good rule of thumb for those guys is when they start talking about “being God,” or pontificating on the virtues of good and evil, it’s okay to check out and look at your phone. But when a guy like Jeffrey Dahmer begins to discuss his murders you can tell that he’s being straightforward. Maybe it’s his Midwestern demeanor, or maybe his dad glasses make us trust him a little more than we should. Either way, enjoy these killers talking about murder.