SERIAL KILLERS

10 EPISODES


EPISODE One:  THE MONSTER WITHIN AND AMONG US – The Case of Jack The Ripper
Running
Time:  47 Minutes
Synopsis:  The idea of a monster, a killer stalking people, began in 1888 in England.  One of London’s poorest neighborhoods, Whitechapel, was where the murders were committed by the fiend known only to history as Jack the Ripper.

EPISODE Two:  KILLERS WITHOUT CONSCIENCE – H.H. Holmes and Jane Toppan 

Running Time:  47 Minutes
Synopsis:  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.

EPISODE Three:  THE BOGEYMAN’S GONNA EAT YOU – Albert Fish, The Vampire of Brooklyn 

Running Time:  46 Minutes
Synopsis:  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

EPISODE Four:  SERIAL KILLING BEGINS AGAIN – The Boston Strangler, Ed Gein and the Lipstick Killer 

Running Time:  44 Minutes
Synopsis:  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

EPISODE Five:  MEN WHO LIKE TO KILL – The Zodiac, The Son of Sam, Charles Manson and Ted Bundy  
Running Time:  50 Minutes
Synopsis:  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

EPISODE Six:  HOMOSEXUAL SERIAL KILLERS – John Wayne Gacy and the Highway Killers  
Running Time:  44 Minutes
Synopsis:  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

EPISODE Seven:  BUDDY SERIAL KILLING – The Hillside Stranglers and the Beltway Snipers  

Running Time:  47 Minutes
Synopsis:  Program 7 explores the horrific idea of buddies sharing the disgusting thrill of serial murder.

EPISODE Eight:  THE MANY FACES OF SERIAL KILLERS – The Gainesville Ripper, The Unabomber and others
Running Time:  45 Minutes
Synopsis:  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

EPISODE Nine:  TO CATCH A SERIAL KILLER – The Green River Killer and BTK  
Running Time:  43 Minutes
Synopsis:  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

EPISODE Ten:  WHY SERIAL KILLERS KILL – The Night Stalker and Jeffrey Dahmer 
Running Time:  46 Minutes
Synopsis:  The reasons why these demonic serial murderers take the lives of innocent people are finally revealed in the final program