Although incorporated with a fictional character - Romeo, the Valentine Serial Killer - Memoirs of a Serial Killer is otherwise based on true events, the history culled from numerous real-life interviews, court transcripts and eye witness accounts. An unflinching look into the mind of one of the most vicious serial killers in American history, Memoirs of a Serial Killer chronicles the murderous exploits as Romeo, tiring of his boring and normal life as a respected member of the community, takes a "road trip", his own code word for a killing rampage.
Jan Vincent, a young and naïve waitress at a local diner, has always dreamed of the big time; being a famous horror movie star and getting out of the small, one-horse town that has kept her prisoner for so long - and away from her abusive, alcoholic father. Her story was not a particularly original one: a small town girl moves to the Big City to follow her dream of becoming a star. Hundreds of people had done the same thing so many times with varying degrees of success, but Jan really thought she had what it takes.
A war veteran turned street vigilante deals out his own brand of justice after his fiancée is murdered; two damaged people looking for love in all the wrong places find each other in the most unlikely place; a street hustler turned fledgling serial killer, deformed at birth, dons the facial skin of her victims in order to be beautiful; the ghost of a murder victim seeks the help of a high school crush to bring her killer to justice.