The Real-Life Killer That Inspired Ghost Face

One night in 1994, aspiring writer Kevin Williamson was housesitting for a friend when he happened across a news broadcast about American serial killer Danny Rolling, or ‘The Gainesville Ripper’ as he had been dubbed by the media.   Over the course of four days in August 1990, Rolling had murdered five students in the town of Gainesville, Florida. As he watched the broadcast on TV, Williamson glanced over and noticed that one of the windows in the room was open. This realization caused Williamson to think about how easy it would be for someone to simply open the window and …

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