Romanticising Serial Killers

With the release of a Jeffrey Dahmer series on Netflix, I noticed a lot of people including family members of some of Dahmer’s victims, expressing their outrage at how the series romanticises his crimes. Many people expect that we’ll see kids dressing up as Dahmer for Halloween which of course would be triggering for the family members.

Although I believe in creative freedom, I have to say that to some extent, I’m in agreement with the people who oppose the series. It seems that for the past few years, it has become ‘cool’ to idolise serial killers and it’s pretty weird.

Before people started wearing Ted Bundy T-shirts and dressing up as John Wayne Gacy for Halloween, people who were that way inclined chose to idolise fictional killers like Michael Myers or Freddy Krueger. Why has there been a shift to romanticing real serial killers? I can only assume that it is due to all of these Netflix series about true crimes and murderers.

I remember when we were looking for a driver for a European tour and we found a guy who was up for doing it. When you’re going on a month-long tour with people, it’s best to find out if you actually like them first so we asked him to take us to a show in the UK, just to see if we got on with him.

When he arrived at our house, the first thing I noticed was he had a lot of tattoos… nothing wrong with that of course but as I looked closely, I realised that all of his tattoos were of people… people I recognised, they were all serial killers! I asked him why he had several John Wayne Gacy tattoos and he explained how he was his favourite of all the serial killers. He talked enthusiastically about his next tattoo which would be the face of Ed Gein.

We ended up getting a different driver after an unrelated dispute and man, I was so glad to not be going to Europe with that guy. There is just something very wrong about someone who loves serial killers that much, that they’d get them permanently tattooed on their body.

I wonder if people like that guy, do it to be shocking and different and if that’s the case then fair enough but it’s still a bit insensitive and kinda lame. The only other explanation is that they genuinely look up to those guys and admire them for their crimes, that to me is incredibly worrying.

This Halloween, dress up as a ghost, ghoul or zombie, something fictional from a film or anything other than a serial killer because what’s Halloweeny about serial killers anyway?


Daily Card (13th June 2022)

This is the last day of the Moonology deck, then I’ll change to another deck. We have the full moon in Capricorn card.

Following on quite nicely from the last card, this card is another sign that your new plans will ensure a brighter future. You’ve been through a lot these past few months and you’ve been needing a positive to counteract all the negatives, the universe is giving you a helping hand. Be aware though that the universe can only do so much, you still must work hard and put effort into your plans and projects.

Daily Card (9th June 2022)

Today’s card was drawn from the Moonology oracle deck, my favourite oracle deck!

This very positive card is here to let you know that you’re about to start a journey that will be very successful. The universe is on your side this time and your new plans to revitalise a passion of yours will go extremely well!

Daily Tarot Card (6th June 2022) 🙂

Another card from the Light Visions Tarot deck and we have the Nine of Pentacles

After some setbacks, things are starting to go well again. There are glimpses of the good things still to come and you feel that success is now a strong possibility. You struggled mentally during the setbacks, but now you can look back on those bad times and realise that they were necessary lessons. You now know not to make the same mistakes.