Saturday, October 18, 2008

Flesh is the law

Cannibal-  1. a person who eats human flesh, esp. for magical or religious purposes, as among certain tribal peoples.
2. any animal that eats its own kind.
I've decided to try something new in my horror section. Besides looking at movies(which supprisingly I no longer have time for, but am finding a way to fit in), I've decided to also look up serial killers and the crazies. First up: Cannibals.

Richard Trenton Chase (May 23, 1950 – December 26, 1980) was an American serial killer who killed, raped, and dismembered six people in the span of a month in California. He was nicknamed "The Vampire of Sacramento" because he drank his victims' blood and cannibalized their remains. when police raided his home, they found his fridge stocked with body parts because he needed fresh blood. He did this as part of a delusion that he needed to prevent Nazis from turning his blood into powder via poison theyhad planted beneath his soap dish.

Issei Sagawa (born on June 11, 1949-) While studying in Paris in 1981, Sagawa shot a classmate in his apartment, carved her up, and ate pieces of her. He was arrested, deemed insane, and institutionalized. In the 20-plus years since, Sagawa's returned to Japan and has become a little celebraty cannibal, appearing on talk shows (and in pornos), writing novels, even penned a
weekly column for a tabloid. He is often invited as a guest speaker and commentator. He admits to still having fantasies about cannibalism, but says he never wants to realize them again.

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