Unique Serial Killer Films You May Not Have Seen

Who doesn’t love a great serial killer movie?

The best part about serial killers is how smart they tend to be. It really is so interesting to see their thought processes, plotting, planning, and finally execution.

The films out there about serial killers really are so creative, and even interesting!

We have chosen two movies and one TV series that revolve around serial killers. These are all definitely worth the watch if you are into the mystery surrounding serial killers.


The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

This film is listed as a crime/thriller film and has some great reviews. This is one of our favorite movies of all time.

The acting is excellent and the scenes are incredibly believable. The director really strives to provide you with some great visuals, and you can expect to get connected with the characters quickly.

This film is about an FBI agent who reaches out to serial killer named Dr. Hannibal Lector, a serial killer who eats his victims, in his search to find a new killer on the loose: one who skins his victims.

Silence of the Lambs keeps you on the edge of your seat and is entertaining all the way through. It is suspenseful and it will keep you wondering, as you never really know what is going to happen next.


The Following (2013-2015)

This is a television show that ran for 3 seasons. 

This series is about a serial killer, who escapes prison multiple times. He manages to get hundreds of serial killers together and form a cult.

Each individual serial killer within this cult is ordered to complete different tasks for this one brilliant killer, such as: kidnap, kill, and much more.

We do not want to give too much away about this suspenseful series! You are sure to be completely perplexed and involved with the brilliant and intense story line.

You think you know what is going to happen next, but you really don’t. This series is one of the most unpredictable shows shows out there. Definitely worth binge watching!


Se7en (1995)

Se7en is a crime/thriller film starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, and Kevin Spacey.

The story line in this movie is one of the most creative stories we have ever seen in a movie, and we know you have never seen anything like it before.

This movie is about a serial killer who uses each of the 7 deadly sins to justify his murders.

One sin at a time, the killer goes on a hunt for his victims. At first people do not realize what is going on, but after a while they start to understand the mind of the killer they are dealing with. 

This film is sure to keep you on edge. The ending is worth watching for!


Thanks for checking out our list of some of the best serial killer films that we think are worth checking out. Looking for more scares?

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