Brazil took its turn at the real-life Gothic this week, as a court sentenced three people for eating another person, plus killing some others.
The group allegedly lured their victims to their house by saying they were looking for a nanny.
The trio admitted in court to killing and eating their victim as part of a purification ritual. But they denied allegations that they consumed and sold the flesh in "empada" pastries.
Infocult noted this story back in 2012, when police arrested the trio for making would-be nanny pastries.
The BBC account concludes on an ominous note:
At the time of their arrest, the trio claimed to be part of a group that supported "the purification of the world and the reduction of its population"
Do we know anything else about that group?
Readers may find other Brazilian Gothic tasters here.