The upcoming A&E series “Invisible Monsters: Serial Killers in America” weaves the stories of five infamous serial killers—Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, The Green River Killer, and BTK—together into a single narrative exploring the perfect storm of what was happening in culture, communications, law enforcement, media, forensics, and technology that allowed them to proliferate and evade capture.
WHAT IS “INVISIBLE MONSTERS: SERIAL KILLERS IN AMERICA”?
The series that premieres Sunday, August 15, 2021, at 9:00 P.M ET on A&E, includes killers whose names still strike fear into the hearts of many, these seemingly normal men developed disturbingly intimate and hands-on approaches to murder that were at odds with their soft-spoken public existence. Most of our public understanding of the modern serial killer comes from the 20 years that all five men were active. We still struggle to reconcile the uncomfortable dichotomy of monsters hiding in plain sight.
The stories of these killers and their victims are told by those closest to them, including exclusive interviews with survivors, investigators, forensic psychologists, prosecutors, and victims’ family members.
Each night you will refute most of what you’ve heard. Allowing yourself to be educated in a new way. By starting from the beginning, and showing that each aspect is extremely intricate, it forces the audience to truly pay attention. To watch the breakdown of each killer’s duality, lets the viewer choose what perception they want. Which way to perceive how we look at serial killers. What instruments they used, how they traveled, family life.
“It was easy in picking which serial killers to choose. Not only were they the most prolific in American history, but the timelines matched well. Also, America’s perception of serial killers is extremely vague. We wanted to change that”- Dr. Monk.
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