Now that we've sent more paramedics and aimed for the head of round four, it's time for the penultimate Re-Vamp! round and perhaps the scariest monster of all: serial killers.

It's debatable whether serial killers can really be called 'a classic monster' and certainly their mythology is a lot more modern than some of the other ghoulies we've so far investigated, but it cannot be denied that ever since Jack first Ripped, the serial killer has been a mainstay of the horror genre.

From psychological terrors and urban myths to the slasher movies of the 70s and 80s and now into the modern cliche of 'torture porn', it seems the case that gore is now king, audiences are becoming increasingly desensitised and violence is replacing suspense. But what do you find the most terrifying incarnation of the serial killer?

In further announcements: the votes are in on our Readers Choice final round monster and the winner by a majority is FAIRIES! Not the glitter and gossamer wings kind, mind you, but something altogether more sinister...

Also, you now have just under a month to enter our Monster Makeover Short Story Competition for a chance to have your story published in our Re-Vamp! Anthology, due for release this Halloween in print and e-book. Entries have now started to trickle in and must reach us by August 15th 2011, so get your writing hat on and start scaring us silly!


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