Episode 3: Hollywood’s Serial Killer Obsession

Pop culture’s obsession with serial killers is only growing -- what does this say about us as a society? Tori and Karina do a deep dive into Hollywood’s obsession with serial killers and their stories. Featuring insight from David Schmid, Ph.D., author of “Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture” and Kathy Kleiner, a survivor of Ted Bundy.

Show Notes

To Read

“The Guys Who Shoot to Thrill: Serial Killers and the American Popular Unconscious” by Robert Conrath

Revue Française D'études Américaines, no. 60, 1994, pp. 143–152.

To Listen

To Watch

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019)

My Friend Dahmer (2017)

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

Zodiac (2007)

Monster (2003)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Bones (TV Series 2005-2017)