Serial killers existed long before there was a term to classify their heinous acts. For years, we have studied how, when and where these killers struck, but one question lingers in our minds and keeps the fascination alive - why? How is it that a seemingly normal, and often outwardly charming individual could transform into a monster? Mind of a Monster explores this evolution of evil and the psyche of some of America’s most iconic serial killers. Real footage and audio from the criminals themselves reveal chilling insights into their lives and personalities and the twisted reasoning behind their deadly actions. The anthology begins with Ted Bundy: Mind of a Monster.
“There is no question that, as a society, we are fascinated by the psychology of serial killers – both real, like Ted Bundy or fictional, like Hannibal Lecter,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “It is nearly impossible to comprehend why or how anyone could commit these kinds of acts against another human – and, in that regard, this new franchise will explore the psyches of these monsters in an attempt to comprehend their despicable crimes.”
Theodore “Ted” Bundy became infamous after his crime spree spanned from coast to coast, including two prison escapes, and culminating a decade later with a death sentence. Bundy used his abundant charisma and good looks to prey on countless young women throughout the 1970s, seamlessly flipping from charming stranger to dangerous criminal and claiming the lives of more than thirty women. Through new interviews with those closest to the case, and haunting recordings from Bundy himself, this film reveals the comprehensive, most intimate look into Bundy’s life from beginning to end, detailing his transformation into one of the worst serial killers America has ever seen.