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Mindhunter Review: An Appealingly Repulsing Serial Killer Study

CBS’s long-running procedural Criminal Minds chronicles the grim exploits of the F.B.I.’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, giving us a gruesome murder a week (well, it’s usually a murder—and sometimes it’s not just one) as highly skilled agents craft a psychological profile of the unknown subject—an “unsub”—to crack the case. The show, being a CBS procedural, is often witless and goofy, unrelentingly dark as it is. (The writing team has to come up with more and more elaborate ways for a person to die with each new episode—a pile of bodies now stacked up 13 seasons high.) A lot of its whizzing technical talk—the credulous way these profilers rely on what seem like a lot of broad inferences and guesswork—gives Criminal Minds a strong whiff of make-believe. Wouldn’t it be nice if these techniques were applicable in real-world crime-solving?

Actually, they kind of are. Clunky as Criminal Minds may be, it is based,

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Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’: All the Real Serial Killers, From Ed Kemper to BTK

Netflix’s Mindhunter is loosely based on the non-fiction book Mindhunter by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, former FBI agents who coined many of the terms we use to describe serious criminals today. Douglas and Olshaker invented criminal profiling, especially with serial killers, as part of a large trend. They analyzed the behaviors and private lives of American history’s worst offenders, from Jeffrey Dahmer to Ted Bundy.

If David Fincher’s Mindhunter feels a bit like Silence of the Lambs, that’s because Douglas was the real-life inspiration for fictional FBI Special Agent Jack Crawford, the protagonist in Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter novels. In fact, many of the characters in Mindhunter are based on real people, including the murderers that Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), the character based on Douglas, and his partner Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) interview and discuss. Below is a full explanation of who’s real, who’s imaginary, and how the local news described each string of killings.

Serial killers who appear in Mindhunter

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Mindhunter S01 Review – A compelling look at the history of modern criminal profiling

Mindhunter is Netflix’s new series based on the history of criminal profiling in the FBI. If the name was familiar to you before the series, you’ve probably already guessed that it’s based on the work of former FBI profiler John Douglas.

In the series, Douglas is reimagined as Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), a Quantico instructor who’s so earnest it makes my teeth hurt. A chance meeting with sociology postgrad student Debbie (Hannah Gross) piques his curiosity about what academia knows about criminology that the Bureau doesn’t. He attends some classes at UVA, but still doesn’t feel like he’s cracked the criminal mind. He’s then invited to shadow veteran agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), a character based on  former agent Robert Ressler. Tench travels around the country, teaching police departments the latest in FBI know-how. But as Ford is figuring

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Is Mindhunter’s Holden Ford A Psychopath?

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Who Is Bill Tench From ‘Mindhunter’? The Real FBI Agent Behind The Character Was Known For Talking To Serial Killers

If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to talk to a serial killer, look no further than the new Netflix show Mindhunter. The show follows the protagonist Holden Ford, an FBI agent working in the 1970s who begins interviewing serial killers in order to develop a better behavioral profile of their traits and habits. Yet Ford doesn’t work alone. Who is Bill Tench from Mindhunter, and what role does he play in the psychoanalysis of serial killers?

Tench (played by Holt McCallany) is also an FBI agent, and Ford’s partner. He joins Ford in his quest to get the FBI to take psychology and psychoanalysis seriously, especially as it applies to criminal profiling. Tench follows Ford around the country as they travel to interview some of America’s most prolific convicted serial killers, from Edmund Kemper to

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There’s a Reason Why This Mindhunter Character Seems So Familiar

The crime drama Mindhunter, now on Netflix, stars Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford, a young hostage negotiator who travels around the country in the late ’70s interviewing killers to figure out what makes them tick. His colleagues doubt him, except for Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), a behavioral-science specialist based on another notable early profiler, Robert Ressler.

If Ford’s story sounds familiar, there’s a good reason. The David Fincher drama is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Douglas is a former FBI Special Agent and one of the country’s foremost criminal profilers. Starting in the late ’70s, when he was still in his early 30s, he worked for the Bureau’s Behavioral Science Unit, teaching hostage negotiation and criminal psychology to FBI agents and police officers.

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Mindhunter: Holden Ford and More Characters Based on John E …

The crime drama Mindhunter, now on Netflix, stars Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford, a young hostage negotiator who travels around the country in the late ’70s interviewing killers to figure out what makes them tick. His colleagues doubt him, except for Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), a behavioral-science specialist based on another notable early profiler, Robert Ressler.

If Ford’s story sounds familiar, there’s a good reason. The David Fincher drama is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Douglas is a former FBI Special Agent and one of the country’s foremost criminal profilers. Starting in the late ’70s, when he was still in his early 30s, he worked for the Bureau’s Behavioral Science Unit, teaching hostage negotiation and criminal psychology to FBI agents and police officers.

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Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany on why Netflix Mindhunter is …

Mindhunter stars on why the Netflix show is 'timely' after Las Vegas
Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany star in Mindhunter (Picture: Netflix)

Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, the lead stars of David Fincher’s new Netflix drama Mindhunter, say that the show highlights the need to understand the mindset of mass murderers.

Set in the 1970s, Groff and McCallany play Holden Ford and Bill Tench, two FBI agents who who try to get inside the minds of serial killers in the hope of preventing similar crimes being committed in future.

Given recent events, such as Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock shot and killed 59 people and injured hundreds more at the Route 91 country music festival, should we try to understand the motives of people who commit such atrocities?

Referring to Las Vegas, McCallany tells Metro.co.uk: ‘What motivated him to do that?

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‘Mindhunter’ charts the early days of criminal profiling on Netflix (VIDEO)

'Mindhunter' is not on Netflix starting October 13.  Picture courtesy of Netflix‘Mindhunter’ is not on Netflix starting October 13. — Picture courtesy of NetflixLOS ANGELES, Oct 14 — After House of Cards, David Fincher returns to Netflix with a new series. Available yesterday, October 13, Mindhunter looks at the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the FBI in the 1970s.

It’s 1977 and the term serial killer hasn’t even been invented yet. “How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?” asks Bill Tench, one of the main characters in Mindhunter, played by actor Holt McCallony. With his colleague Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), this FBI agent decides to interview a series of serial killers already behind bars in an attempt to understand their mentality in order to help with future cases.

The series charts the

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‘Mindhunter’ Slows Down the Serial-Killer Procedural

The serial-killer show is an odd genre of television to reinvent with a heavy gloss of sepia and auteurism: a prolific and successful subset of the criminal procedural, itself an even more prolific and successful mainstay of morbidly comforting entertainment. Just ask Netflix, which currently houses 12 full seasons of CBS’s Criminal Minds, eight of Dexter, and four of Law Order: SVU. On Friday, Netflix will attempt to tweak the formula with Mindhunter, which brings the imprimaturs of David Fincher, nonfiction source material, and serialized structure to bear on the tried-and-true appeal of FBI profilers tracking down killers with their psychological know-how. The original template ain’t broke, but series creator Joe Penhall still intends to fix it.

Mindhunter isn’t the first attempt to tweak the procedural, though recent efforts haven’t typically matched the commercial heights of the original. Hannibal successfully infused its chosen framework with homoeroticism, art-film flourishes,

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