6. Queen of the Damned
In 2003, a Scottish man by the name of Allan Menzies blamed his recently-committed murder on the 2002 Anne Rice vampire film Queen of the Damned. According to him, the Vampire Queen referenced in the title, Akasha, had told him to do it. “I had basically agreed with her that if I murdered people I would be rewarded in the next life,” he said. “I would be made immortal in the next life – a vampire, basically.” He also said he had watched the movie over 100 times.
Well, at least he didn’t tell the cops that he was inspired by Akasha herself, like those Kill Bill guys. But come on, Queen of the Damned? Why not just go all out and pick a SyFy channel movie to inspire your homicide? There are a bunch of actual hardcore vampires you could have used as your crazy-idols. And yet you pick the movie that looked like it was made on a budget of $50,000, twenty of which was spent on wardrobe design in Hot Topic? Yeah, that’s pretty much the lowest you can go when it comes to vampire-related crimes. Oh, wait…
In 2009, a 13-year-old boy in Des Moines, Iowa was charged with assault after going on a ‘biting’ spree that was apparently triggered by the Twilight movies. By the time a girl complained to the principal, the kid had already bitten 11 people. After the girl reported him, the other ten students came forward. They’d probably been hiding until that time because they were afraid that Twilight was a true story, and were planning on quietly killing themselves as soon as they began to sparkle.
Unlike some of the others on the list, this guy didn’t actually kill anyone. But the fact that he even tried to injure someone using Twilight as an inspiration is enough to sentence him to eternal shame. Hell, even the Queen of the Damned guy would beat this dude up for being a pussy. If the ‘monsters’ that inspire you to do evil are skinny pubescent models that sparkle in the sunshine, you are probably beyond hope. Seriously, I would give you more respect if you watched The Last Unicorn and then strapped a traffic cone to your head and went on a goring rampage.
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