Becoming Evil: Cult of Personality
Murder goes far back into mankind's history. This documentary examines serial killers and cult leaders who shocked the world with their crimes.
S01:E01 - The Monster Within and Among Us - the Case of Jack the Ripper
The Monster Within and Among Us - The Case of Jack the Ripper. The idea of a monster, a killer stalking people began in 1888 in one of London’s poorest neighborhoods, Whitechapel, with the fiend known only to history as Jack the Ripper.
S01:E02 - Killers Without Conscience - H.H.Holmes and Jane Toppan
Killers Without Conscience - H.H.Holmes and Jane Toppan. The phenomenon of serial killing moved to America late in the 19th century with two of the country’s most brutal killers - Chicago’s Dr. Death, H.H. Holmes, and a Boston nurse, Jane Toppan.
S01:E03 - The Bogeyman's Gonna Eat You - Albert Fish, the Vampire of Brooklyn
The Bogeyman's Gonna Eat You - Albert Fish, the Vampire of Brooklyn. Program 3 examines the demented life of Albert Fish, who earned his ghoulish nickname, the Vampire of Brooklyn, by preying on America’s most innocent - children
S01:E04 - Serial Killing Begins Again - the Boston Strangler, Ed Gein and the Lipstick Killer
Serial Killing Begins Again - The Boston Strangler, Ed Gein and the Lipstick Killer.Serial killing took a holiday during the Depression and WWII, but following the war, it once again terrorized America with despicable killers given lurid names by the media, like the Lipstick Killer and the Boston Strangler
S01:E05 - Men Who Like to Kill - the Zodiac, the Son of Sam, Charles Manson and Ted Bundy
Men Who Like To Kill - The Zodiac, the Son of Sam, Charles Manson and Ted Bundy.In the sixties and seventies the Zodiac, Son of Sam, Charles Manson and Ted Bundy became grisly reminders of just how dangerous America’s streets had become
S01:E06 - Homosexual Serial Killers - John Wayne Gacy and the Highway Killers
Homosexual Serial Killers - John Wayne Gacy and the Highway Killers. Serial killing’s homoerotic aspect is revealed though the grisly exploits of the clown killer, John Wayne Gacy, Atlanta’s child killer, Wayne Williams, and the highway killers, William Bonin and Randy Kraft
S01:E07 - Buddy Serial Killing - the Hillside Stranglers and the Beltway Snipers
Buddy Serial Killing - The Hillside Stranglers and the Beltway Snipers. Program 7 explores the horrific idea of buddies sharing the disgusting thrill of serial murder
S01:E08 - The Many Faces of Serial Killers - the Gainesville Ripper, the Unabomber and Others
The Many Faces of Serial Killers - The Gainesville Ripper, the Unabomber and others Serial killers have many faces from sexual sadists to thrill killers, but all of them are sociopaths who show no empathy toward other human beings. Three of the worst were the Gainesville Ripper, the Unabomber and the Spokane Prostitute Killer
S01:E09 - To Catch a Serial Killer - the Green River Killer and BTK
To Catch a Serial Killer - The Green River Killer and BTK. Law enforcement has the difficult task of catching serial killers. These fiends can go for years without capture as shown in the startling cases of Seattle’s Green River Killer and Wichita’s BTK
S01:E10 - Why Serial Killers Kill - the Night Stalker and Jeffrey Dahmer
Why Serial Killers Kill - The Night Stalker and Jeffrey Dahmer The reasons why these demonic serial murderers take the lives of innocent people are finally revealed in the final program