Obsessed with Netflix’s “Mindhunter”? We are too. It’s crime, it’s compelling, and best of all it’s about true events and people. The show is based on former FBI agent John E. Douglas’s memoir Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Not only did Douglas’s work inspire the character of Holden Ford on “Mindhunter,” but he was also reportedly the driving influential factor behind character Jack Crawford in “The Silence of the Lambs.” Here are four aspects of “Mindhunter” that are very real.
1. Ed Kemper’s dialogue
Actor Cameron Britton’s brilliant performance of serial killer Ed Kemper is as charismatic as it is chilling. Eerily, it wasn’t a writer who created Britton’s lines for the show. It was Kemper, the co-ed killer, himself. Several portions of dialogue in the show were directly lifted from interviews with the serial killer with a genius IQ.
Check out some of Kemper’s interviews with
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Fans of the show Pretty Little Liars know about the cryptic person “A” who sends anonymous messages to torment a group of teenage girls. According to Time, high school girls in Ohio were inspired by the show and created threatening texts to bully classmates with a school shooting.
A 15-year-old at Piqua High School created a Snapchat account using the letter “A.” She posted threats about exposing people’s secrets—which follows the storyline of the hit show—and fueling rumors about a school shooting. A 14-year-old then wrote, “I’m still going to shoot up the school. A.” on a bathroom mirror. The threats caused the school to be dismissed early on Thursday. Classes were also cancelled on Friday.
Authorities have arrested the teenagers behind the pranks and charged them in juvenile court for the threats.
Pretty Little Liars was a teen drama mystery show based upon the book of the same name. Premiering in 2010, the show ended on
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For your crime playlist needs, we’ve compiled a list of songs inspired by crimes of passion. The following six songs were borrowed from real cases of murder-suicides and brutal killings committed by those close to the victims.
1. Violent Femmes – “Country Death Song”
Inspiration for this song came from a 1862 newspaper clipping about a father who threw his own daughter in a well before hanging himself in a barn. Frontman Gordon Gano started writing its lyrics in study hall when he was in high school. It is written from the murderer’s perspective.
2. Aerosmith – “Janie’s Got a Gun”
This tune is about a fictional girl named Janie who takes revenge on her dad, killing him, after being sexually abused by him. Even though the lyrics don’t depict one real case, Steven Tyler has stated that he was inspired by a Newsweek article on gunshot victims, as well as victims of child
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