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Uni Killer Wrote Gory Tales of Death

Society & Culture  (tags: crime, death, stories, virginiatech, murderer, depression )

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THE South Korean student who went on a murderous rampage through a US university was known for writing gory, morbid plays that belied his silent presence in class, the campus newspaper reported today.

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Ali Hirst (286)
Tuesday April 17, 2007, 2:11 pm
His writing, the plays, were really morbid and grotesque," student Stephanie Derry said of the dramas written by Cho Seung-Hui.

"I remember one of them very well. It was about a son who hated his stepfather. In the play the boy threw a chain saw around, and hammers at him. But the play ended with the boy violently suffocating the father with a rice krispy treat.

"He even wrote one play about students being stalked by a teacher," she told the Collegiate Times.

Ms Derry told the paper that other students used to joke about Cho's creepy work.

"I mean who throws hammers or chainsaws around? "But we always joked we were just waiting for him to do something, waiting to hear about something he did.

"But when I got the call it was Cho who had done this, I started crying, bawling."

Ms Derry noted that Cho had always been silent in class, not reacting to students' comments on his work.

"He would just sit and watch us, but wouldn't say anything. It was his lack of behaviour that really set him apart. He basically just kept to himself, very isolated."


William Synnott (3)
Wednesday April 18, 2007, 12:26 pm
Other people have written gory morbid stories but never murdered anybody. There is more to this horror than is being published.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 18, 2007, 10:20 pm
I read his two plays. They were angry, but they were in NO WAY morbid or grotesque, let alone gory. They were threatening, but hardly anything happened until the last page, and the John's death was quick and painless. The second story had no deaths.

Angry, yes. But neither of them centered around death, blood, gore, torture, anything.

They weren't that bad. If you don't believe me, read them.
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