5. Henry Lee Lucas – The “Highway Stalker”
Although the confessions of his killings are vastly different that the confirmed killings, Henry Lee Lucas was an American serial killer whom was involved or behind hundreds of unsolved murders. Although only 11 have been confirmed, he confessed to killing hundreds of people. Eventually, the confessions of over those hundreds of murders came to be known as false.
Also known as The Confession Killer and The Highway Stalker, Henry Lee Lucas was sentenced to death and passed away in 2001 at the age of 64. Although the case was seen as pretty ridiculous based on the confessions, multiple forms of media pay tribute to the case: Confessions of a Serial Killer, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas. I can’t speak for what the first two are like as I’ve not experienced them for myself, however Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas is certainly worth the watch if you’re interesting in knowing more about the man in a thrilling movie environment.