All serial killers are sadists but not all sadists are wanna-be serial killers. Taking pleasure in inflicting pain isn't the same as taking pleasure in taking a life.
Did time with serial killers and murderers. Seen weird sadists on Tube8. They ain't even cut from the same stuff. Better off dealing with them freaky sadists.
Might wanna join the hunting season. ;)
I think it's different form of mental sickness. A serial killer wants the rush of having taken a life. Ask any hunter, killing something is a rush. I imagine it can become addictive pretty easily, especially if you co mingle that with the psychological damage of taking a human life. There's also the fact that sometimes, killing a person isn't so much the goal as it is the accepted turn of events for a criminal life style.
A sadist, on the other hand, isn't necessarily interested in the rush of killing. In fact, some sadists prefer not to kill, or at the very least to prolong death as long as possible, because they find the rush of causing pain. To take a life is an intense thrill, but momentary. The sensation of dominating, damaging, breaking a person physically and mentally, and still keeping them alive as they beg for death.. Well, I'm not a sadist or a serial killer, thankfully, but I can understand the pull of the former much more than the latter. It's the story characters I create.
Huh, I scared myself a little. I didn't realize I'd written that into that character so much until just now.
Your startin to scare me :)
i think i know what you mean, but everyone has a sadistic side, active or repressed - there is definitely a close relationship between sadism and such murderers, but it's the lack of any love in their lives that breaks them - if anything i would say serial killers are emotional retards/cowards who daren't/can't even look into their own hearts