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Chilling Real Life Footage Of Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen Sees Him Open Up About Crimes

Chilling Real Life Footage Of Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen Sees Him Open Up About Crimes

Dennis Nilsen killed at least 12 young men and boys during the late 1970s and early 1980s

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Warning: this article and accompanying video contains some pretty graphic descriptions of Dennis Nilsen's crimes - if that's likely to upset you, please click away now

A creepy interview with Dennis Nilsen saw the serial killer casually talk about 'two or three bodies under the floorboards' and having to 'deal with a smell problem' caused by the decomposing bodies. You can see an excerpt from the interview here:

Scottish killer Nilsen killed at least 12 men and boys during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He would lure his victims to his home and strangle them, before cutting up their bodies and disposing of their remains.

He was caught in 1983 after a plumber made the grim discovery of human remains in the drains outside the building where Nilsen lived.

In 1993, ITV broadcast a chilling interview with Nilsen titled Viewpoint 1993 - Murder In Mind. In the interview, the killer spoke candidly about his crimes, including sharing graphic details about what he did with the bodies.

Chillingly he spoke of the 'excitement' and 'power' he felt at being able to lift up the bodies of his victims - adding that he liked the 'dangling of limbs'.


Talking about disposing of the bodies, Nilsen said he was aware that when summer came around he would have a 'smell problem' caused by the multiple bodies under his floorboards, so would have to dispose of them another way.

He said: "I found it totally unpleasant - I would get blind drunk, so I could face it, and start the dissection on the kitchen floor.

"I would go outside and be sick in the garden."

When asked about any 'preparations' he took before his 'dissections' - he calmly explained that it wasn't necessary as there's 'little or no blood' in dead bodies as they had been laid out for a while.

He asked the interviewer: "It doesn't leave a mess. Why should it leave a mess?"

Nilsen also told the interviewer he killed 12 people, not the '15 or 16' he had originally told police when he was arrested.

His horrific crimes have been examined in the new Netflix documentary Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes which features never-before-heard recordings of the killer.


A synopsis reads: "With unique access to a wealth of personal archive left in his cell after his death, including over 250 hours of never-before-published cassette tapes of his private recordings, this film will take us into Nilsen's world.

"From a young boy growing up in a quiet Scottish fishing village to a cold-blooded murderer prowling the streets of London."

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Central Television

Topics: crime, UK