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Crime Drama - Serial Killers
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A Playlist of movies, tv shows and True Crime documentaries dedicated to creepy Serial Killers (fictional, historical fiction as well true life)


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Movie: The Silence of the Lambs ( 1991 )
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
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Movie: Red Dragon ( 2002 )
A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
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Movie: Hannibal ( 2001 )
Living in exile, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins) tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore), and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim (Gary Oldman).
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Movie: Manhunter ( 1986 )
Former F.B.I. profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) returns to service to pursue a deranged serial killer named "the Tooth Fairy" (Tom Noonan) by the media.
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TV Show: Hannibal ( 2013 )
Criminal profiler Will Graham is tasked by FBI agent Jack Crawford, the head of Behavioral Sciences, to help investigate the disappearances of eight young girls across Minnesota. Graham and Crawford's team investigate several subsequent murders, while also trying to catch the Chesapeake Ripper. With the investigation weighing heavily on Graham, Crawford decides to have him supervised by psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who, unbeknownst to them, is the Chesapeake Ripper himself, actively seeking to derail the investigation.
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Movie: Monster ( 2004 )
Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.
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Movie: Psycho ( 1960 )
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
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Movie: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre ( 1974 )
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths And must survive the terrors of leatherface and his family.
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Movie: Ed Gein ( 2000 )
The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.
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Movie: American Psycho ( 2000 )
A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
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Movie: Se7en ( 1995 )
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
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Movie: Fade to Black ( 1980 )
A shy, lonely film buff embarks on a killing spree against those who browbeat and betray him, all the while stalking his idol, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike.
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Movie: Zodiac ( 2007 )
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
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Movie: Natural Born Killers ( 1994 )
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
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Movie: Mindhunters ( 2004 )
Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
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Movie: Mr. Brooks ( 2007 )
A well-respected businessman is sometimes controlled by his murder and mayhem-loving alter ego.
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Movie: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer ( 1990 )
Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.
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Movie: The Iceman ( 2013 )
The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.
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TV Show: MINDHUNTER ( 2017 )
MINDHUNTER is based on the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. For years, Douglas pursued some of the most notorious serial killers and rapists, developing profiling techniques to catch them. The book goes behind the scenes of some of his highest-profile cases, including the man who hunted prostitutes in Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer. To hone in his profiling methods Douglas interviewed and studied a skew of serial killers. Several book and TV characters have been based in part on him, including Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs, Will Graham on Hannibal and Jason Gideon on Criminal Minds.
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Movie: From Hell ( 2001 )
In Victorian-era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders of Jack the Ripper.
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Movie: The Limehouse Golem ( 2017 )
In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper-Like murders.
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TV Show: The Alienist ( 2018 )
The Alienist, based on the Anthony Award-winning New York Times bestseller by Caleb Carr, is a fast-paced and atmospheric psychological thriller set in the fascinating and gritty world of Gilded Age New York City. After a series of haunting and gruesome murders, psychiatrist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt come together employing emerging disciplines of psychology and early crime investigation techniques to track down one of New York City's first serial killers.
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Movie: Kalifornia ( 1993 )
A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
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TV Show: Dexter ( 2006 )
Dexter is a crime drama series based around the main character, a serial killer named Dexter Morgan. Dexter only kills other killers and criminals and works in blood splatter analysis at crime scenes.
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Movie: Helter Skelter ( 1976 )
Chilling story of the investigation and trial of Charles Manson, leader of a strange cult which under his direction and 'control' committed numerous murders.
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Movie: To Catch a Killer ( 1992 )
"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.
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Movie: Long Pigs ( 2007 )
A documentary by two desperate young filmmakers who stumble upon the ultimate subject, a 33 year old cannibalistic serial killer named Anthony McAllister, who has agreed to let them document every aspect of his horrifically violent life-style. Initially terrified, the filmmakers get to know Anthony as a person. They even begin to identify with his ecological and philosophical justifications for his cannibalistic lifestyle. It's only when...
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Movie: Acolytes ( 2009 )
Three teenagers blackmail a serial killer.
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Movie: Death Valley ( 1982 )
A divorced mother, her young son and her new boyfriend set out on a road trip through Death Valley and run afoul of a local serial killer.
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TV Show: Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer ( 2021 )
Beneath the sunlit glamour of 1985 LA lurks a relentlessly evil serial killer. In this true-crime story, two detectives won't rest until they catch him.
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TV Show: Jack the Ripper ( 1988 )
During the latter half of 1888 a notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper terrorises London by murdering prostitutes in a terribly violent way. Inspector Frederick Abberline is assigned to the case but finds that it is not just a simple murder enquiry.
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TV Show: Helter Skelter: An American Myth ( 2020 )
Over 50 years have passed since Charles Manson and his cultishly devoted followers committed their horrific crimes, and yet, the public remains truly in the dark about The Manson Family and their journey into the abyss. How can one story be so well known, so legendary, and yet so little understood?In the most comprehensive telling of the Manson Family yet told in a visual medium, Helter Skelter features never-before-accessed interviews from former family members and journalists first on the scene and in the courtroom, weaving these original narratives with archival footage and newly-unearthed images. It will upend what people think they know about this layered and complex story and cast an entirely new light on this Crime of the Century.
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TV Show: Mr. Mercedes ( 2017 )
A demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King.
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Movie: Killer Instinct: From the Files of Agent Candice DeLong ( 2003 )
Based upon the book and real-life story of FBI profiler Candice DeLong, "Killer Instinct" chronicles DeLong's (Jean Smart) pursuit of a serial killer (Robert Joy) who, after attacking her close friend, chooses her as his next victim.
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TV Show: The Ripper ( 2020 )
For five years, between 1975 to 1980, the Yorkshire Ripper murders cast a dark shadow over the lives of women in the North of England. 13 women were dead and the police seemed incapable of catching the killer. No one felt safe - and every man was a suspect.
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Movie: Solace ( 2015 )
Psychic John Clancy (Sir Anthony Hopkins) works with the F.B.I. in order to hunt down a serial killer.
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TV Show: Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer ( 2020 )
Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer is chronicling the serial killer Ted Bundy's relationship with his long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall. The docuseries reframing Bundy's crimes from a female perspective, delving into how his pathological hatred of women collided with the culture wars and feminist movement of the 1970s, culminating in the infamous true-crime saga. After nearly 40 years of silence, Kendall and her daughter Molly share their experiences with Bundy and provide an archive of never-before-seen family photos.
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Movie: The Minus Man ( 1999 )
A cold-blooded serial killer floats around the country and chooses his victims from people who complain about their lives and indicate a willingness to be killed. His murders are introduced with the killing of an asthmatic junkie. The killer settles into a seaside rooming house run by an unhappy married couple and waits for his next victims to unveil themselves. Dream cops plague his nights, while plotting his murders. Meanwhile, he also starts a relationship with a postal clerk.
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TV Show: Living with a Serial Killer ( 2021 )
In a series of three powerful 90 minute episodes, Living with a Serial Killer asks: what is it like to discover that the person you shared your life with is really a vicious murderer?
 
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TV Show: Confronting a Serial Killer ( 2021 )
Confronting a Serial Killer tells the timely story of the unprecedented relationship between acclaimed New York Times best-selling author and memoirist Jillian Lauren ('Some Girls: My Life in a Harem') and the most prolific serial killer in American history, Samuel Little, and her race against time to identify his victims before it's too late (Little recently died in prison at the age of 80, after having avoided justice for his crimes for decades). Lauren uncovers Little's darkest secrets and aids law enforcement in solving a multitude of cold case murders while struggling to reconcile her own history of addiction and abuse with her present-day mission to return the identities of previously nameless bodies and forgotten women. As she slips deeper into his sordid world, Jillian realizes that she may become, psychologically, Little's last victim.
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TV Show: Serial Thriller: Angel of Decay ( 2015 )
Serial Thriller launches as a three-part miniseries event on June 7 at 10pm ET/PT with Serial Thriller: Angel of Decay, a true-crime story that will propel viewers into the heart of a community that was terrorized by one of the world's most notorious serial killers. The eerie outcome may have been ripped from the headlines, but Serial Thriller for the first time reveals the whole narrative by bringing together the untold personal stories and recollections of those closest to the killer as well as the detectives in charge of the investigation. This unprecedented focus on the forensic detail of the story gives Serial Thriller a unique window on the devastating ripple effect of a man who would go on to become one of America's most infamous criminals. The murderer's identity will be a mystery at first, and while many true-crime aficionados will be onto the case early on, other viewers will be left to unravel the clues until his identity is revealed in the second episode. Each character's vivid storyline serves as a reminder that behind every crime are real people and lives transformed.
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TV Show: Serial Thriller: The Chameleon ( 2015 )
Investigation Discovery's three night event, Serial Thriller follows the gripping true story of the race to catch one of America's most notorious serial killers before he kills again.
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TV Show: Serial Thriller: The Head Hunter ( 2016 )
Serial Thriller: The Head Hunter is the 3rd and final mini-series in Investigation Discovery's docudrama which is a true story based on a real American serial killer.
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Movie: Memoirs of a Murderer ( 2017 )
A television reporter and a detective try to track down a serial killer known as the Tokyo Strangler.
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Movie: Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 ( 2009 )
A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying.
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Movie: Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes ( 2018 )
A retelling of the Manson story using original, archived 16mm footage.
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Movie: Across the Tracks ( 1991 )
Two brothers: one a drug-dealing layabout, while the other is a hardworking "model son." When the one begins straigtening himself out by becoming a high school track star, the other is jealous and retreats into alcohol.
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TV Show: John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise ( 2021 )
John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise is a comprehensive deep dive into the riveting case. The series follows the investigation of serial killer John Wayne Gacy and poses new questions about what may have happened and who else may have been involved.
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Movie: Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart ( 2014 )
For several months in 1978 and 1979, inhabitants of Oise live in fright and terror as a serial killer disturbs the peace and quiet.
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Movie: Hannibal Rising ( 2007 )
After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death.
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Movie: I Saw the Devil ( 2010 )
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.
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Movie: I Am All Girls ( 2021 )
A special crimes investigator forms an unlikely bond with a serial killer to bring down a global child sex trafficking syndicate.
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Movie: The Golden Glove ( 2019 )
A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.
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Movie: Taking Lives ( 2004 )
An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim.
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TV Show: Signs of a Psychopath ( 2020 )
For every sadistic psychopath...there were signs. Charm. Narcissism. Lack of empathy. Impulsiveness. Manipulation. Deception. These traits and others are the telltale Signs of a Psychopath. This harrowing half-hour archive series revisits some of the most brutal killers in modern history, reviewing news footage and the words of the killers themselves to see which terrifying traits each killer exhibited. What are the signs...of evil?
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TV Show: Des ( 2020 )
Des is based on material from the book Killing for Company by Brian Masters, which focuses on one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men—Dennis Nilsen, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay and biographer Brian Masters—the series exploring the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like Nilsen.
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Movie: Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas ( 2009 )
The true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.
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Movie: Hangman ( 2017 )
A homicide detective brings his partner out of retirement to help catch a serial killer whose crimes are based on the children's game Hangman.
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Movie: The Legacy Of Dr. Death: Black File ( 2020 )
"I'll kill you without suffering." Dr. Death, a serial killer who was asked to euthanize a person at a dark site. The Metropolitan Police Department's No. 1 combination Inukai (Ayno Go) and Takachiho (Kitagawa keiko) set out to investigate, but the bereaved family thanked the criminal and protected them with false testimony. Is Doctor Death the God of Salvation or the Bizarre Murderer? Forbidden crime suspense modeled after a real doctor who euthanized 130 patients!
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TV Show: I'll Be Gone in the Dark ( 2020 )
Journalist Michelle McNamara was determined to find the violent offender she dubbed "The Golden State Killer," who terrorized California in the late 1970s and early 1980s, committing 50 home-invasion sexual assaults and ten murders. I'll Be Gone in the Dark is a comprehensive exploration of the case of an elusive, violent predator, as well as a haunting personal memoir and self-examination of McNamara's obsessive quest for justice on behalf of the victims and survivors of the crimes.
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Movie: Code 11-14 ( 2003 )
An FBI agent went to Australia with his family to capture a serial killer. When Australian Police captured the main suspect, he and his family went back to USA. Unfortunately the REAL serial killer also went back to USA in the same airplane with the FBI agent and his family.
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Movie: Ripper Untold ( 2021 )
A detective and a medical examiner join forces to solve a series of horrific murders in Victorian London - but one of them harbors a deadly secret.
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Movie: The House That Jack Built ( 2018 )
The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.
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Movie: Tony ( 2009 )
A thriller centered on a serial killer in a rundown London suburb.
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Movie: Diary of a Serial Killer ( 1995 )
Unable to satisfy his sexual desires with his wife, Biu regularly visits prostitutes, ties up and tortures them in various ways before killing them.
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TV Show: Killer Ratings ( 2019 )
The true-life story of Brazilian TV host Wallace Souza, who literally killed for ratings, and used his crime TV show to cover up the grizzly truth.
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Movie: Limbo ( 2021 )
Rookie policeman Will Ren and his partner, the veteran cop Cham Lau, are pursuing an obsessive and especially brutal murderer of women.
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Movie: Chained ( 2013 )
A young man held prisoner by a cab-driving serial killer must make a life or death choice between following in his captor's footsteps or breaking free.
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Movie: Random 11 ( 2015 )
On February 29th 1996, 11 people were found dead in Tokyo, Japan. This was the start of a series of events that will span a decade long investigation to find a notorious serial killer
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Movie: A Dark Foe ( 2021 )
A guilt-ridden FBI agent, stranded in the painful memory of the abduction of his sister, suffers from a rare condition known as Nyctophobia, an irrational fear of the dark, and will have to face-off with the cunning serial killer who took her away.
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Movie: The Plagues of Breslau ( 2018 )
Every day at 6 pm a serial killer kills a different person. Police officer Helena Rus decides to find the killer by researching about 18th century history of the city.
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TV Show: Millennium ( 1996 )
Retired serial-profiler Frank Black has moved his family to Seattle to escape the violence and horror he dealt with while working for the FBI in Washington, D.C. Although his uncanny and often unsettling ability to see into the twisted minds of serial killers has caused him much inner torment, Black knows his "gift" can still be used to help protect and save others. For that reason he has joined the mysterious Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.
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Movie: Dahmer ( 2003 )
Biopic about notorious American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, taking place in both the past and the present.
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Movie: Manson's Lost Girls ( 2016 )
Linda Kasabian falls prey to the hypnotic charms of Charles Manson and his self-proclaimed "family" during the drug-fueled summer of 1969.
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Movie: Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes ( 2021 )
Set against the backdrop of 1980s Britain, when mass unemployment drew young men to London in search of their fortunes, only to find themselves destitute and easy prey, and weaving together interviews from police, journalists, survivors, bereaved families, and - for the first time the killer's own voice, this feature length documentary explores how Nilsen was able to get away with multiple murders and attacks, unchallenged, for five years.
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TV Show: Invisible Monsters: Serial Killers in America ( 2021 )
Invisible Monsters: Serial Killers in America weaves the stories of five infamous serial killers—Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, The Green River Killer and BTK—together into a single narrative exploring the perfect storm of what was happening in culture, communications, law enforcement, media, forensics, and technology that allowed them to proliferate and evade capture.Names that still strike fear into the hearts of many, these seemingly normal men developed disturbingly intimate and hands-on approaches to murder that were at odds with their soft-spoken public existence. Most of our public understanding of the modern serial killer comes from the 20 years that all five men were active. We still struggle to reconcile the uncomfortable dichotomy of monsters hiding in plain sight.The stories of these killers and their victims are told by those closest to them, including exclusive interviews with survivors, investigators, forensic psychologists, prosecutors, and victims' family members.
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TV Show: Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes ( 2019 )
The four-part series about serial killer Ted Bundy will feature previously unheard interviews with Bundy while he was on death row in Florida.
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Movie: Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith ( 2016 )
Two intertwined cases linking the past with the present will require the aid of Department Q to catch an elusive serial killer, while time is running out.
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Movie: Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer ( 2003 )
This documentary looks at Aileen Wuornos convicted of killing 7 men while working as a prostitute in Florida. This is actually the second Wuornos documentary made by this group the first being Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992). With her execution now on the horizon Nick Broomfield returns to Florida to complete the story. Her argument has always been that the killings were in self-defense but she eventually pleaded no contest or guilty to most of the murders. Broomfield was able to film several interviews which reveals her state of mind and puts into question her mental competence.
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Movie: Dear Mr. Gacy ( 2010 )
A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
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Movie: Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman ( 2021 )
A specter roams the highways of a gritty 1970s America, his name is Ted Bundy. Hunting him are intrepid FBI agents Kathleen McChesney and Robert Ressler, organizers of the largest manhunt in history to apprehend America's most infamous serial killer.
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Movie: The Iceman Confesses: Secrets of a Mafia Hitman ( 2001 )
Richard Kuklinski was a devoted husband, a loving father...and a ruthless killer. A decade after HBO last visited him in prison, the convicted murderer, who freely admits having whacked more than 100 people in cold blood, takes viewers back inside his cold, calculating mind. In this follow-up to America Undercover's 1992 film The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer, Kuklinski provides all-new insights about his exploits as one of the Mafia's most notorious assassins...and reveals some shocking confessions for a number of previously unsolved murders.
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Movie: The Iceman and the Psychiatrist ( 2003 )
For the third time, HBO cameras go inside Trenton State Maximum Security Prison--and inside the mind of one of the most prolific killers in U.S. history--in this gripping documentary. Mafia hit man Richard Kuklinski freely admits to killing more than 100 people, but in this special, he speaks with top psychiatrist Dr. Park Dietz in an effort to face the truth about his condition. Filled with more never-before-revealed confessions, it's the most chillingly candid Iceman special yet as it combines often-confrontational interview footage between Kuklinski and Dietz with photos, crime reenactments and home movies that add new layers to this evolving and fascinating story.
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