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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’ 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,

Read more at: https://www.theringer.com/tv/2017/10/13/16468670/mindhunter-netflix-review-serial-killer-show

FBI Profilers Pursue Serial Killers And Their Motives In ‘Mindhunter’

Jonathan Groff plays a young FBI agent with bold new ideas about how to learn from imprisoned murderers in the Netflix series Mindhunter, which becomes available on Friday.

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Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter,’ from David Fincher, cuts to the heart of 1970s serial killers

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Jonathan Groff sang ‘Frozen,’ ‘Hamilton’ on set of Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’
USA Today

NEW YORK — Working on a show about serial killers, it’s only natural that you might get a bit paranoid. 

While shooting Netflix’s Mindhunter in Pittsburgh, “I would go running by the river before the sun came up, and it would cross my mind, ‘Wow, someone could just pull over right now and kill me,’ ” says actor Jonathan Groff, wide-eyed. “It forced me to turn on my location settings on my phone,” and later, “call my brother and tell him that he needs security

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2017/10/10/netflix-mindhunter-jonathan-groff-holt-mccallany-david-fincher/741475001/

‘Criminal Minds’ Season 13: Cannibal Serial Killer From the Past …

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by Tania G.   Sep 13, 2017 13:17 PM EDT





“Criminal Minds” season 13 is set to premiere on September 27 with an episode titled “Wheels Up.” What excites fans even more for the new season is the news that the psychotic cannibalistic killer Floyd Feylinn Ferell will be back to haunt the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) once again.

Actor Jamie Kennedy will reprise the character that was first seen in the third season of “Criminal Minds” reports TV Guide. He crossed paths with the BAU after a woman he killed was found stuffed with the fingers from his other victims, who all happened to be prostitutes.

Floyd next abducted another woman which prompted the BAU to organize a search

Read more at: http://www.musictimes.com/articles/75921/20170913/criminal-minds-season-13-cannibal-serial-killer-from-the-past-returns-to-haunt-bau-again.htm

‘Criminal Minds’ Season 13: Cannibal Serial Killer From the Past Returns to Haunt BAU Again

Tv/Film – Features

by Tania G.   Sep 13, 2017 13:17 PM EDT





“Criminal Minds” season 13 is set to premiere on September 27 with an episode titled “Wheels Up.” What excites fans even more for the new season is the news that the psychotic cannibalistic killer Floyd Feylinn Ferell will be back to haunt the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) once again.

Actor Jamie Kennedy will reprise the character that was first seen in the third season of “Criminal Minds” reports TV Guide. He crossed paths with the BAU after a woman he killed was found stuffed with the fingers from his other victims, who all happened to be prostitutes.

Floyd next abducted another woman which prompted the BAU to organize a search

Read more at: http://www.musictimes.com/articles/75921/20170913/criminal-minds-season-13-cannibal-serial-killer-from-the-past-returns-to-haunt-bau-again.htm

Top 10 Serial Killer Films to Keep You Entertained Before Netflix’s Mindhunter

It has been a bizarre time for Netflix, one filled with highs and lows. On one hand, Netflix has been plagued by rumours of low profits and fan outrage over frequent cancellations (including favourites Sense8, The Get Out and Girlboss), but on the other hand, the online streaming service is enjoying high membership, especially with the impending release of a number of highly anticipated programs including mini-series Alias Grace and urban fantasy Bright.

While Netflix has some big titles on the way, one program that snuck in under the radar is the crime drama Mindhunter. Netflix’s upcoming series is based on Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by author Mark Olshaker and former FBI profiler John E. Douglas, the novel follows Douglas’ work as one of the founding members of the FBI’s elite Behavioural

Read more at: http://www.bloomeration.com/2017/09/02/top-10-serial-killer-films-keep-entertained-mindhunter/

Top 10 Serial Killer Films to Keep You Entertained Before Netflix’s …

It has been a bizarre time for Netflix, one filled with highs and lows. On one hand, Netflix has been plagued by rumours of low profits and fan outrage over frequent cancellations (including favourites Sense8, The Get Out and Girlboss), but on the other hand, the online streaming service is enjoying high membership, especially with the impending release of a number of highly anticipated programs including mini-series Alias Grace and urban fantasy Bright.

While Netflix has some big titles on the way, one program that snuck in under the radar is the crime drama Mindhunter. Netflix’s upcoming series is based on Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by author Mark Olshaker and former FBI profiler John E. Douglas, the novel follows Douglas’ work as one of the founding members of the FBI’s elite Behavioural

Read more at: http://www.bloomeration.com/2017/09/02/top-10-serial-killer-films-keep-entertained-mindhunter/

“Criminal Minds” Amps Up Fight Against Surprise Serial Killer In New Stills

tvN’s “Criminal Minds” released stills of the NCI agents at odds with Song Yoo Kyung (played by Im Soo Hyang).

In the previous episodes, the serial killer that throws bodies away after kidnapping and torturing women was revealed to be Song Yoo Kyung, shocking other characters and viewers alike. However, Song Yoo Kyung had already gone into hiding from the NCI.

However, the stills that were released show Song Yoo Kyung at odds with the NCI. In the photos, Song Yoo Kyung no longer looks scared and only her cold gaze remains. She is handling her bloodied victim with no emotion, instilling fear in viewers.

The NCI agents Ha Sun Woo (played by Moon Chae Won) and Yoo Min Young (played by Lee Sun Bin) both look determined to catch the criminal this time. It was relayed that in the upcoming episode, the NCI

Read more at: https://www.soompi.com/2017/08/15/criminal-minds-amps-fight-surprise-serial-killer-new-stills/

Why Is Everything About Serial Killers These Days?

This week, Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller announced that talks are now beginning with a view to bringing the much lamented show back to TV in some form. It’s incredibly early days, of course, but we could yet see Mads Mikkelsen’s stylish serial killer back at work, cooking up a storm using meat of dubious origin. Meanwhile on Netflix, David Fincher is soon to unleash Mindhunter, the story of the FBI’s first criminal profiling task force. Hannibal had a huge female viewership during its run on TV, and it’s a fair bet that Mindhunter will too, because viewing figures and book sales show that women love crime stories, from the most genteel, Sunday night Miss Marple-alike drama to the most shocking and gory productions. Heck, we’re still working out way through Top Of The Lake‘s second season in fascination. But what makes us so keen on all this darkness?

There are lots

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