History Main / ThemeSerialKiller

25th Mar '17 7:52:58 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Film/TheatreOfBlood'', VincentPrice (playing a [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] actor) kills theatre critics in the manner of various deaths from Shakespeare's plays.

to:

* In ''Film/TheatreOfBlood'', VincentPrice Creator/VincentPrice (playing a hammy [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] actor) kills theatre critics in the manner of various deaths from Shakespeare's plays.
1st Mar '17 7:35:30 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ElleryQueen used this one a ''lot'':

to:

* ElleryQueen Creator/ElleryQueen used this one a ''lot'':
16th Feb '17 4:25:12 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/{{Alcatraz}}'': Kit Nelson, one of the escaped inmates from Alcatraz, was a [[WouldHurtAChild child killer]] who always performed the same ritual to imitate the way that [[SiblingMurder he murdered his own brother]], who was his first victim. He only targeted preadolescent boys, breaking into their rooms at night to kidnap them, then force them to participate in his brother's favorite pastimes. Eventually he would strangle them and drop off the bodies back in their room with a flower in their hand.
22nd Oct '16 6:28:03 PM foxley
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* ''Literature/ShadowPolice'': The killer in ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?'' uses the murders in the Sherlock Holmes stories as their theme.
5th Oct '16 2:21:32 PM LadyJafaria
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Also did a Dante's Inferno-inspired killer, someone who was obsessed with [[BurnTheWitch witch hunting]], and a ''Cinderella'' killer. They love this trope.
5th Oct '16 2:17:45 PM LadyJafaria
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', the deaths were patterned after the "Ten Little Indians" rhyme.

to:

** In ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', the deaths were patterned after the "Ten Little Indians" rhyme. (Also a case of PoeticSerialKiller as the victims were all chosen to die because they'd [[KarmaHoudini gotten away with murder]].)
24th Sep '16 1:21:03 AM foxley
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* An episode of ''Series/MidsomerMurders'', "Echoes of the Dead", featured a killer who based his murders on old murder cases, such as George Joseph Smith.

to:

* An episode of ''Series/MidsomerMurders'', ''Series/MidsomerMurders'':
**
"Echoes of the Dead", featured Dead" features a killer who based his murders on old murder cases, such as George Joseph Smith.Smith.
** ** In "Death and the Divas", the killer's theme is the horror movies of a particular actress.
25th Aug '16 4:08:01 AM WillBGood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The 2012 film ''Film/TheRaven2012'' features a series of killings based on Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's works. As it's a 19th-century period piece, Poe himself gets involved in the investigation.

to:

* The 2012 film ''Film/TheRaven2012'' ''TheRaven'' features a series of killings based on Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's works. As it's a 19th-century period piece, Poe himself gets involved in the investigation.
4th Jun '16 4:12:11 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''The Executioner'' by Jay Bennett (no relation to [[TheExecutioner the Mack Bolan series]]), four drunken youths are in a car crash, which kills one of them. A mysterious killer enacts his revenge by plotting the murder of the three survivors, the first one by fire, the second one by water, and the third by earth.

to:

* In ''The Executioner'' by Jay Bennett (no relation to [[TheExecutioner [[Literature/TheExecutioner the Mack Bolan series]]), four drunken youths are in a car crash, which kills one of them. A mysterious killer enacts his revenge by plotting the murder of the three survivors, the first one by fire, the second one by water, and the third by earth.
21st May '16 6:10:41 AM foxley
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/CSICyber'': In "5 Deadly Sins", the killer uses the so-called '5 deadly sins' of social media (Hate Speech, Porn, Violence, Drugs, & Trolling) as their theme: killing victims guilty of these sins in a manner appropriate to the sin.
This list shows the last 10 events of 93. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ThemeSerialKiller