雷电竞娱乐In March 1994, a struggling actor and screenwriter named Kevin Williamson became engrossed in a news program about a drifter who terrorized the town of Gainesville, Florida, with the murders of five college students over three days in August 1990.

Spooked, he hammered out the screenplay for what became Scream雷电竞娱乐, the successful 1996 fright flick that was celebrated for its knowing winks at horror film tropes and breathing new life into the genre.

But while Scream provides plenty of slashing scares, in the end, its story of Sydney and the masked killer bears only a passing resemblance to that of Danny Rolling, the "Gainesville Ripper," whose life of violence and despair would present a difficult task for any screenwriter to depict.

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Rolling suffered abuse at the hands of his father

As he later recalled in , Rolling endured the sort of horrendous childhood that made him ripe to emerge as a menace to society.

He was born in 1954 in Shreveport, Louisiana, to a 19-year-old mother named Claudia and a police officer named James, a decorated veteran who may have suffered some combination of post-traumatic stress disorder and inherent mental illness.

the 47 people crammed into the witness room with one of his songs, a religious hymn with the refrain "none greater than thee, O Lord, none greater than thee." His microphone was then cut off, ending a life story as twisted as any that could appear on the big screen.