Before his execution in 1989, the convicted necrophile
confessed to 30 homicides committed between 1974 and 1978 in seven states.
The talk, by forensic psychologist Jennifer Rees, will discuss some of the most notorious criminals of the last 100 years including the Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer and necrophile
Ted Bundy and Fred and Rose West.
OJohn Reginald Halliday Christie, known to his family and friends as Reg Christie, was a serial killer and necrophile
active during the 1940s and early 1950s.
(5) "Impressions of a Necrophile
," by Mary van Rennselaer Thayer, Washington Post, 13 Feb.
(Downing, 2003: 85) In this account, wishful identification allows the necrophile
to have it both ways, so to speak, by vicariously enjoying the oblivion of death visited upon the beloved's body.
A sadist, a masochist, a murderer, a necrophile
, a zoophile--that's a person who's into animals.
See, e.g., DEADLY BLESSING (PolyGram Filmed Entertainment & Planetary 1981); DERANGED: CONFESSIONS OF A NECROPHILE
(Karr International Pictures 1974); HOMICIDAL (William Castle Productions 1961); No WAY TO TREAT A LADY (Sol C.
And Lester Ballard, a known murderer, necrophile
, madman, and member of Sevier County, Tennessee, is a direct affront to their sense of righteousness.
Moving right along from his well-received "As I Lay Dying," James Franco hurls himself into the work of one of Faulkner's spiritual descendants with this determinedly rough and ragged take on Cormac McCarthy's chilling 1973 novel, "Child of God." Descending into the cavernous lower depths of human depravity inhabited by Lester Ballard, modern literature's most famous necrophile
, Franco has emerged with an extremely faithful, suitably raw but still relatively hemmed-in adaptation that compares favorably with his earlier films, yet falls short of achieving a truly galvanizing portrait of social and sexual deviance.
The debate culminated, I would say in a truly necrophile
fashion, with Cortijo's exhumation and autopsy six years after his demise (Flores 1993: 96).
Je ne suis pas necrophile
, je ne desire pas ton cadavre.
By the time Mad Men returns next spring, the bloom could be off our fascination with Don, Peggy, and the gang--or even with those fabulous 1960s in general, the necrophile
vogue the show did so much to crystallize.