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This is the Buckley Family. The children were Susan and John. As a Halloween joke, the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually murder their mother, so when the kids walked up the the door, they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had really done the kids were long gone. The only picture of them was this photo, taken by a trick or treater.

The Hills Have Eyes is based on the Sawney Bean story. In 15th and 16th-century Scotland, Bean left home and took to the coastal caves with a woman where they lived for a number of years and had 14 children. The clan ambushed innocent passersby and murdered them for food. The family was hunted and brought to trial. At that time, they numbered 48, most of them the product of incest. The entire family was executed for the murder and cannibalization of over 1,000 people.

Rat Exposure. Originally, the victim had a fine cut made in the gut - leaving some of his intestines to be seen. During the early Middle Ages, it was common to simply leave him to catch an infection, causing death in a couple of days to weeks. Nevertheless, during the later Medieval Times, torturers began using small animals to cause the victim's death faster and more painful.

1909, family without father. All the children but the 4 smallest work in the cotton mill. Each child makes 4.50 a week. Ok what is up with the little girl in the checked dress ... Her feet look strange

Although I found this strange post mortem photograph on Tumblr, the faint watermark tells me that it is actually from the fabulous Thanatos Archives. I’ve seen several post mortem photos of siblings in coffins, but I think this is the first time I’ve found one that shows an entire family.

The Amityville Horror: In November 1974, Ronald DeFeo murdered his entire family, shooting them all with a .35 Marlin Rifle. According to DeFeo he was being controlled by evil spirits and heard voices. He was sentenced to six life sentences. A year later Kathy and George Lutz moved in. They moved out after a month. They made incredible claims of black ooze coming from toilets, doors blown off hinges, unexplained teeth marks, a pit to hell in the basement, and of course the bleeding walls. It…

Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski is one of the most prolific contract killers ever to have worked for the Mafia. Having taken his first life when was just 13, he claimed to have personally committed as many as 250 murders.