Serial Killers, Self Defense and Halloween

This entry was posted by Rob on Wednesday, 5 September, 2007 at

Labor Day is over. Where did this past summer go? Halloween is just around the corner, then Thanksgiving and soon after Christmas. I’m not quite ready for that yet.

But speaking of Halloween, Rob Zombie just released his remake of the 1978 classic horror movie, aptly titled, Halloween.

If you missed the original movie, the basic plot is about the psychotic murderer Michael Myers, institutionalized since childhood for brutally killing his sister when he was six. 15 years later, he escapes and goes off on a mindless rampage through his old Illinois town.

I can only imagine that this 2007 Rob Zombie remake will be brought to the next level and updated to the current horror/slasher movie standards as only Rob Zombie can deliver.

Although all of these psychotic serial killers in the movies become widely sensationalized and larger than life, such as Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, lets not forget there are real life super villain serial killers.

Some gain fame and notoriety in the media and become household names, such as Charles Manson, Son of Sam and Richard Ramirez. Others go slightly under the media’s widespread and frenzied radar but are non-the-less just as prolific and dangerous.

What all of these serial killers do have in common, real or cinematic, are that serial killers do not stop until they are captured or killed. Unlike other lesser criminals, serial killers are driven to kill, maim and/or torture without and care or concern for their victims.

Of course true serial killers make up a small part of the population, but those that do have the potential to destroy many lives. If you were to ever face a psychopath, it is no longer just about simple self defense, it is kill or be killed.

I have always hated those horror flicks when the murderer gets hit in the head or shot in the arm and falls down. Then their prey turns their back and thinks it is over. They don’t run away, they don’t watch the body, or don’t otherwise ensure the attacker is incapacitated.

If your attacker is using physical force, assume he’s trying to kill you. Assume he is trying abduct you so he can torture and kill you later.

Given the chance, fight back hard and make plenty of noise. If you can’t finish them off, hurt them badly enough that you can get away. Then get away and call for help. Do not stick around. Call for help in a safe place.

Those superhuman, unstoppable killers in the movies are fun to watch, if you like that kind of entertainment. Dealing with one in real life is another story. It doesn’t have to end in a bloodbath or victims strewn all over town. Self defense training and self defense weapons can take away a killer’s advantage and even the playing field, as well as improve your odds of survival.

Heaven forbid, if you ever find yourself in a situation warranting a kill or be killed mindset, make sure you are prepared. Mentally, physically and materially. Learn some basic self-defense moves, learn how to deploy your pepper spray or stun gun. Learn how to get away.

Become a serial killer’s worst nightmare. Someone who is ready and able to fight back and defend your own life or the life of your loved ones.

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

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