Ed Kemper got to me. Well, technically, Cameron Britton’s creepy portrayal of Ed Kemper in Mindhunter got to me, but when I fell into my go-to true crime rabbit hole and looked up the real-life serial killer featured in the Netflix series, it might as well have been the same guy. After bingeing Mindhunter over two days, I couldn’t stop thinking about the man who viciously murdered and mutilated 10 people, including his own mother, in the 1960s and ’70s. I had trouble sleeping.
Of course, when I step back and think about it, I wonder how any of us are sleeping soundly considering the treasure trove of true crime entertainment we all seem to be devouring. There’s Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, My Friend Dahmer, American Crime Story, and the upcoming The Devil in