"Who Are We To Say That Cannibalism Is Wrong?": Eli Roth Savages "Social Justice Warriors" in New Flick

With The Green Inferno—the first of two new Eli Roth movies that will be released in the next two weeks—Eli Roth attempts the virtual impossible: making a modern cannibal movie. The Green Inferno is a throwback to the small but notorious cannibal subgenre of Italian horror movies that were made mostly during the late… »9/24/15 5:37pm9/24/15 5:37pm

The Real Story of Alfred Packer, the Wild West Cannibal Who Became An Unlikely Folk Hero

Alfred G. Packer first made headlines in 1873, when he returned from a harrowing journey through the Colorado Rockies ... alone. What happened to his five traveling companions became the stuff of legend, as author Harold Schechter explores in the new Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal. »8/18/15 8:00pm8/18/15 8:00pm

The Heart-Eating Hippie Who Admitted "I Am a Cannibal" When He Was Arrested

I have a problem. I’m a cannibal.” These matter-of-fact words, uttered by 22-year-old “Satan cultist” Stanley Dean Baker, chilled the California Highway Patrol officer who arrested him in July 1970. And it wasn’t long before that horrifying statement was proven to be completely true. »8/17/15 6:40pm8/17/15 6:40pm

The Superstitious Murderer Who Turned Her Victims Into Cake And Soap

If you search Leonarda Cianciulli on the website for Rome’s Museo Criminologico, you’ll see that her nickname was “la Saponificatrice di Correggio.” What’s so sinister about a soap maker? Well, because she crafted it out of at least one of her murder victims ... and then gifted the bars to her friends. »6/23/15 8:30pm6/23/15 8:30pm

Hannibal Is Back For Season Three, And It's As Bloody Gorgeous As Ever

Hannibal is back for its third season, its carnage-drenched season two finale still lingering in viewers’ minds. The premiere’s title, “Antipasto,” suggests we’re about to see a pre-meal taste of what’s to come, and indeed many familiar characters (the ones who are still alive, anyway) don’t yet appear. »6/05/15 7:09pm6/05/15 7:09pm

Male Spiders "Shudder" to Calm Their Cannibalistic Brides

For some male spiders, sex can come with a very high price: Death. How, then, do they get it on without becoming their cannibalistic mate's snack? Scientists have found that male orb-web spiders save their skin by performing a smooth move called the "shudder," which has the amazing ability to reduce female aggression. »12/19/13 3:30pm12/19/13 3:30pm