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Serial Killer Documentary List

A glimpse at the latest 20 serial killer documentaries added to the site…

  • Brilliant documentary by David Monaghan chronicling the life and crimes of American serial killer Glen Rogers, a.k.a, the 'Casanova Killer' as told by the man who knew him best - his childhood friend, partner-in-crime and older brother Carl... documentary gained wide media attention for one of the claims made by the Rogers family that their brother Glen had confessed to...
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  • Fascinating documentary that tells the bizarre and horrific life & crimes of American serial killer Jerry Brudos, a.k.a "The Lust Killer" or "Shoe Fetish Killer" who between 1968 and 1969, bludgeoned and strangled four young women to death... Brudos, the cross-dressing, necrohpiliac serial killer would eventually confess to the grizzly murders and spend the rest of his life in prison.
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  • ... terrific documentary that follows noted French researcher Stéphane Bourgoin on the trail to interview notable serial killers... in this episode, Bourgoin interviews American serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells, a.k.a The Coast to Coast Killer, who is suspected of murdering up to 13+ victims in the 1980's, and 90's...
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  • "Great Crimes and Trials" is an early 1990's British documentary series narrated by famed actor Robert Powell that examines the crimes and subsequent trials of famous crimes or criminals.. This 1992 episode details the horrific crimes and unusual trial of American serial killer Ted Bundy...
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  • On January 1, 1993, Colin Ireland made a New Years resolution to become a serial killer... 3 months later he had brutally murdered 5 men... Brilliant episode of the UK documentary crime series 'Real Crime' that investigates this horrific case through the words of the killer himself...
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  • Fascinating episode of CBS's '48 Hours Mystery: Live to Tell' that tells the horrific tale of Holly Dunn, one of the few survivors of Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, an itinerant Mexican serial killer responsible for as many as 15 murders across the United States and Mexico during the 1990s..
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  • Marc Dutroux, a.k.a. 'The Monster of Belgium' is a Belgian serial killer, kidnapper and child molester whose high-profile crimes led to one of the most controversial and highly anticipated court cases in Belgian criminal history...
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  • Terrific episode of 'Usual Suspects' that examines the crimes of Robert Lee Yates, an American serial killer who in the late 1990's terrorised residents of Spokane, Washington with a grizzly run of murders of female prostitutes working the Skid Row section of town...
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  • Terrific episode of Investigation Discovery's 'I Escaped Death' documentary series that tells the harrowing 1st person account of Cynthia Vigil - one of the few survivors of sadistic serial rapist and suspected serial killer David Parker Ray and his 'ToyBox' chamber of horrors...
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  • Carl Panzram's self-professed motto was: "Rob them all... Rape them all... Kill them all"... and he certainly tried... Before he was finally captured, Panzram had committed 22 murders and 1000's of robberies and rapes..
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  • Since the 1970's the United States has produced over 1,000 serial killers... The documentary series, 'America's Book of Secrets' takes a closer look at this mostly-American phenomenon... the cases of: Christpher Dorner, Anthony Sowell, the Long Island Serial Killer, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Dennis Rader, Donald Harvey, John Wayne Gacy, and Lonnie David Franklin Jr are featured...
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  • Brilliant UK documentary that examines the lives of five ordinary women from an ordinary English town whose lives descended into drugs and prostitution, making them easy prey to Steve Wright, a.k.a. "The Suffolk Strangler", one of Britain's most prolific serial killers...
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  • Fascinating episode of A&E's 'Cold Case Files' that examines the bizarre story of Paul Michael Stephani, an American serial killer that would call the police after his crimes and rant in a strange, over-emotional, crying tone that the media would later dub as 'The Weepy-Voiced Killer' ...
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  • Terrific documentary-short by Michelle Palmer, that tells the horrific story of 1950's American serial killer, Ed Gein - the man whose bizarre life and sadistic crimes would shock the nation and inspire the film characters Norman Bates in "Psycho" and Buffalo Bill in "Silence of the Lambs"...
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  • 'Hunting The Zodiac ' is a fascinating look at the team of 'armchair investigators' that have taken it upon themselves to continue investigating the 40 year old cold-case murders attributed to the Zodiak Killer ...
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  • Terrific episode of 'Forensic Factor' that examines the 5-day horrific murderous spree of Danny Rolling, a.k.a. "The Gainesville Ripper" and how forensic science helped track down and eventually prosecute this violent offender...
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  • ...via prison phone, William Shatner interviews Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the killers known as the "DC Snipers"... Malvo claims that he and John Allen Muhammad had committed about 42 shootings and tried to recruit more people to carry out the 2002 killings that terrified the Washington, D.C. region...
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  • ... follows retired UK detective Trevor Marriott and a team of forensic experts as they examine the possibility that the notorious London slasher, Jack the Ripper, may also have been the world's first international serial killer who may be responsible for murder's throughout Europe and the US.
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  • On the afternoon of Sunday, May 14, 1989, a woman was stabbed to death on the beaches of Brittany, France... a local police officer, Jean-Francois Abgrall, conducted the investigation and his inquiries into the murder revealed that the body on the beach was just one in a series of murders that led back to the same man - a drifter...
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  • Truly fascinating documentary examining the horrific crimes and eventual capture of Gary Ridgway, a.k.a "The Green River Killer" as told by Dave Reichert, the lead Seattle detective that was there throughout the 20 year nightmare...
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  • Kendall Francois, a.k.a "The Poughkeepsie Killer" is an American serial killer who is currently serving life in prison for killing eight women and burying/hiding their remains in and around his N.Y home....
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  • Torture chambers, acid vats, greased chutes and gassing rooms were just some of the devices of death designed by the Torture Doctor, H.H. Holmes in his castle of horrors... "H.H Holmes: America's First Serial Killer" is a terrific documentary by John Borowski that traces Holmes' entire life as a criminal mastermind....
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  • ... a regular user of prostitutes, Peter Sutcliffe would eventually be convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others.... The brilliant British documentary series "Crimes that Shook the World" examines the crimes of the man that would come to be known as "The Yorkshire Ripper"...
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  • Fascinating documentary by A&E's 'Investigative Reports' that goes behind-the-scenes at the trial of Andrei Chikatilo, a.k.a 'The Butcher of Rostov', 'The Red Ripper', and 'The Rostov Ripper' to examine the murderous crime-spree of Russia's worst serial killer...
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  • Terrific episode of 'The FBI Files' that examines the case of American serial killer, Glen Edward Rogers, also known as "The Cross Country Killer" or "The Casanova Killer," who was convicted of a series of murders and arsons throughout the United States that began in 1995...
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  • Dr Harold Fredrick Shipman, a.k.a 'Dr. Death', is a British General Practitioner, who was convicted in 2000 of murdering 215 of his patients by lethal injection of the drug diamorphine, over a 25 year period...
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  • In the annals of crime, perhaps no name evokes terror more than that Jack the Ripper... A&E Biography goes to England to investigate the murder of five women, which took place in 1888 and have gripped the collective psyche ever since....
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  • 'Beast of the Bastille' is a British documentary about the notorious French serial killer Guy Georges Rampignon, who raped, tortured and murdered at least seven women from 1991 to 1997 in an east Parisian neighbourhood, known as Bastille Quarter...
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  • ... Fascinating documentary by Sascha Olofson that examines the startling death-row interview claims of American serial killer Ted Bundy that 'violent pornography' were a major factor in his horrible crimes...
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  • ...tells the horrific true story of a sadomasochistic cannibal and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Elderly but still deadly, Albert Fish distorted biblical tales by taking the stories of pain, punishment, atonement, and suffering literally as he preyed on victims to torture and sacrifice...
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