Cult classic film Silence of the Lambs depicted a cannibalistic serial killer that terrified almost every viewer.
While the events shown in the movie were mostly fictional, the human eater portrayed in the film was not far-fetched. Surprisingly, cannibal tribes used to be quite popular centuries ago.
Some Amazonian areas still have such groups – however, they are separate from developed society.
The people belonging to such groups act like savages and cannot distinguish between right and wrong.
Civilized societies also have some people who feast on human flesh.
However, unlike the tribal savages, they are more subtle. Instead of running people down and biting them like wild animals, these cannibals use a methodic approach to hunt prey while ensuring that no one catches them in the act.
There have been tons of cases where authorities arrested such figures and sentenced them for life or gave them the death penalty. Most of these detained killers displayed no remorse towards their actions.
It makes them scarier and instills fear in people as they start believing that people like these could be around them as well. The frightening part about it is that it’s true.
You will never know whether the friendly person you are chit-chatting with on the bus is a cannibal.
These people are predatory and opportunistic and do everything possible to blend in with regular people.
If you are looking for an example, look no further than Japan’s notorious cannibal, Issei Sagawa.
The killer lived out his human flesh-eating fantasies for a long time and wants to take things a bit farther this time.
Fulfilling Lifelong Cannibalistic Fantasies
There was something off about Issei since he was a child. He admitted to getting tempted at devouring a colleague’s thighs when he was in the first grade.
They seemed quite delicious to him. At first, the Japanese cannibal did not think much of it and thought it was just one of those weird thoughts.
Little did he know that his imagination was much more vivid and dark than the average human being.
Issei Sagawa was always skinny and short. You would think that a person who attacks and eats people would have a robust physique to subdue his/her prey.