35 Serial Killers: The World Wants to Forget

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35 Serial Killers: The World Wants to Forget

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A unique look deep into the lives of history’s most infamous serial killers investigating the reasons behind the actions of serial killers.

What makes someone want to multiple kill? The official definition of a serial killer is someone who kills three or more people. But do they have more in common than just a statistic?

The series looks deeply into contemporary serial killers, from the most meticulous killer of modern times, Sacramento’s Dorothea Puente and the owner of the ‘House of Horrors’, to educated killers like Dr Harold Shipman, who is thought to have killed nearly 300 people who were his patients, and Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, who held a PhD in Mathematics.

At the other end of the scale, Los Angeles serial killer Lonnie Franklin was organised, but not smart. His reign of murder led to the deaths of so many disadvantaged women. Londoner Dennis Nilsen, strangled his victims with a tie, and in Finland sexual predator Stephen Thomas, used his bodily fluid to kill prostitutes by infecting them with AIDS.

‘35 Serial Killers the World Wants to Forget’ will use file vision, reenactments witness accounts, interviews with experts, friends, family, and people who just may have met them once, to create stories that investigate the mind and actions of serial killers. The series does not glamourize the killers, instead it will give us an understanding of why, why some people in society do kill, and why others see this as a fascination.

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Blizzard Road Productions