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The Keepers – a must see Netflix Original documentary on coming forward and seeking the truth

By Sara M. McDonald

“The Keepers” is a must-see Netflix original true-crime documentary which exposes a long history of sexual and emotional abuse in the 1960s at the hands of an ordained priest.

Unlike the ever popular “Making a Murder,” another true-crime Netflix favorite,The Keepers seeks to give a voice to the victims and not to the criminal.

For the subject matter, this is usually the opposite way to handle the situation. Sexual and emotional abuse is so commonly thought of as a taboo subject that Hollywood tries to avoid it altogether. In an intriguing move, Netflix dared to tackle it.

“The Keepers” is a seven-part series that follows the struggles of former students now in their sixties who are seeking justice for the wrongdoing they have endured. Sister Cathy Cesnick, the series’ primary focus, was a young nun who disappeared while running errands in November 1969. The following year her

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How Netflix’s Serial Killer Drama ‘Mindhunter’ Draws From Real Life

“And that’s exactly what these agents were able to do. They would go in, look at a scene, and come up with the basic categories,” Burgess recalled. “They would have their whole team there, and sometimes people would disagree, which was great! Because by disagreeing, they could say, ‘Well, I see this.’ Or, ‘I don’t see that. How do you see that?’”

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How Netflix’s Serial Killer Drama ‘Mindhunter’ Draws From Real Life …

“And that’s exactly what these agents were able to do. They would go in, look at a scene, and come up with the basic categories,” Burgess recalled. “They would have their whole team there, and sometimes people would disagree, which was great! Because by disagreeing, they could say, ‘Well, I see this.’ Or, ‘I don’t see that. How do you see that?’”

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All the real serial killers featured on Netflix’s new drama ‘Mindhunter’

Ed Kemper was a real serial killer in Santa Cruz known as the “Co-Ed Killer.”

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Warning: Spoilers ahead for the first season of “Mindhunter.”

Netflix’s new true-crime centric thriller series “Mindhunter” was inspired by the true story of how the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit began studying psychopaths and serial killers in the late 1970s. While the names of the special agents involved were changed, several of the convicted murderers they interview

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Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ Finally Gets One Thing Right About Serial Killers

Edmund Kemper stands at an imposing 6’9” and studies FBI Agent Holden Ford calmly from across the room in the second episode of Mindhunter.

Ford shifts on his feet and tries his damndest to show no fear in the presence of the man accused of murdering ten people, the man who became known as the “Co-Ed Killer.” Kemper had lopped off his own mother’s head and forced post-mortem irrumatio (in other words, a blow-job) with her head.

Kemper, portrayed by Cameron Britton, is the first subject of the Netflix series in which FBI Agent Ford, played by Jonathan Groff, interviews serial killers to understand how they think.

It seems fair to say that this face-off is the moment viewers had been waiting for.

True crime geeks likely flocked to Mindhunter seeking methodical conversations with fascinating serial killers and that’s kind of

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Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’: All the Real Serial Killers, From Ed Kemper to BTK

Netflix’s Mindhunter is loosely based on the non-fiction book Mindhunter by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, former FBI agents who coined many of the terms we use to describe serious criminals today. Douglas and Olshaker invented criminal profiling, especially with serial killers, as part of a large trend. They analyzed the behaviors and private lives of American history’s worst offenders, from Jeffrey Dahmer to Ted Bundy.

If David Fincher’s Mindhunter feels a bit like Silence of the Lambs, that’s because Douglas was the real-life inspiration for fictional FBI Special Agent Jack Crawford, the protagonist in Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter novels. In fact, many of the characters in Mindhunter are based on real people, including the murderers that Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), the character based on Douglas, and his partner Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) interview and discuss. Below is a full explanation of who’s real, who’s imaginary, and how the local news described each string of killings.

Serial killers who appear in Mindhunter

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Mindhunter review: Netflix’s David Fincher drama rethinks the cop …

A new way to do a cop show where most episodes see the characters solve a new case — often dubbed a “crime procedural” — is the holy grail of TV development. At this point, there’ve been so many slight variations on the detective template that something like “a stage magician helps the police solve crimes” is an actual show coming to your TV sometime next year.

But I never expected a legitimately new take on the crime procedural to arrive courtesy of Netflix, which is, um, not known for doing case-of-the-week shows.

Mindhunter, a new series with big names like Charlize Theron and David Fincher among its producers, puts a surprisingly compelling spin on the very basic idea of two cops partnering up to solve crimes. We don’t see gruesome acts of violence — outside of the occasional crime-scene photo — and

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Netflix’s Mindhunter, from David Fincher, puts a genuinely new spin on the cop drama

A new way to do a cop show where most episodes see the characters solve a new case — often dubbed a “crime procedural” — is the holy grail of TV development. At this point, there’ve been so many slight variations on the detective template that something like “a stage magician helps the police solve crimes” is an actual show coming to your TV sometime next year.

But I never expected a legitimately new take on the crime procedural to arrive courtesy of Netflix, which is, um, not known for doing case-of-the-week shows.

Mindhunter, a new series with big names like Charlize Theron and David Fincher among its producers, puts a surprisingly compelling spin on the very basic idea of two cops partnering up to solve crimes. We don’t see gruesome acts of violence — outside of the occasional crime-scene photo — and

Read more at: https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/10/14/16474370/mindhunter-review-netflix-fincher

David Fincher makes Netflix’s serial-killer thriller Mindhunter worth the wait

Cameron Britton (left), Jonathan Groff (Photo: Merrick Morton/Netflix)

Special agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) are two instructors at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia. They’re seated across from one another, in a symmetrically framed, hazily lit cafeteria, discussing Holden’s extracurricular studies in psychology and their applications to his course on hostage negotiation. Ford is young and neatly quaffed, instantly fingered as a G-man by his University Of Virginia classmates and instructors (and shunned for it); Tench has a crew cut left over from J. Edgar Hoover’s tenure at the bureau, but keeps his wide neckties loosened at the knot. Ford’s talk of criminal psychology is rubbing his colleagues the wrong way, and he’s eager for the FBI to move beyond classifying pathological cases as thrill killers and lust murderers. It’s earning him a

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