The Story Of The Gainesville Ripper, A Serial Killer Who Terrorized A Small Florida Town Is Truly Frightening

Many horror fans or film fanatics have seen the franchise-favorite Scream, right? For those who have, did you know that this hit horror classic was actually inspired by a gruesome serial killing spree in Gainesville, Florida back in 1990? This especially creepy case to come out of Florida planted the seed for the hit 1996 slasher film. A serial killer dubbed the Gainesville Ripper tore through the college town, murdering five students, and terrorizing the town for days.

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Did you know about the serial killing spree in Gainesville, Florida? Did you know the Gainesville Ripper inspired the slasher classic Scream? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section. Or if you want to take a deep dive on some more creepy Florida crimes, then check out the story about a serial killer confessing to nine murders in Florida after decades.

Address: Gainesville, FL, USA