Albert Fish was given many nicknames throughout his time as a serial killer, and they cover nearly the entire spectrum of the horror genre's favorite kinds of monsters. Most notably, you've got "the Werewolf of Hysteria," "the Brooklyn Vampire," "the Moon Maniac," and, simply, "The Boogey Man." After reading about his abhorrent lifestyle, you may be inspired to think up a few more.
Fish, who lived from 1870 to 1936, harbored fascinations and obsessions with castration, which stemmed back to the time a male lover brought him to a wax museum and Fish was enamored by a bisected penis. He was also big on S&M, routinely visiting brothels in order to indulge his sadomasochistic kinks.
But then, around 1920, he began killing. Fish specifically targeted African-Americans and mentally handicapped children, using either a bone saw, a butcher knife, or a meat cleaver, his "implements of Hell." His most infamous murder victim was 10-year-old Grace Budd. In 1934, six years after Grace's disappearance, Fish sent a letter to her mother, which, amongst other awful things, told Mrs. Budd of how Grace picked wildflowers in his presence, he choked her to death while they were both naked, and then cut her up, cooked the body parts, and ate them.
The letter ended with this: "How sweet and tender her little ass was roasted in the oven. It took me 9 days to eat her entire body. I did not fuck her tho I could of had I wished. She died a virgin."