This summer, A&E delves into the stories behind some of the most notorious serial killers of our time. On August 15, Invisible Monsters: Serial Killers in America, for the first time, weaves together the stories of Bundy, Gacy, Dahmer, The Green River Killer and BTK to explore how these killers were able to claim hundreds of victims while hiding in plain sight. Following on August 18, I Survived a Serial Killer explores the stories of victims who fought back and lived to tell their stories.
Invisible Monsters: Serial Killers in America – Three-night event begins Sunday, 8/15 at 9pm ET/PT
Over six hours, “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. Names that 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 will be told by those closest to them, including exclusive interviews with survivors, investigators, forensic psychologists, prosecutors, and victims’ family members
I Survived a Serial Killer – New series premieres Wednesday, 8/18 at 9:30pm ET/PT
In each 30-minute episode, “I Survived a Serial Killer” documents the harrowing, heroic stories of one or more survivors of the same serial killers. Told from the survivors’ point of view, the series highlights the strength and perseverance of regular people encountering and overcoming pure evil. Interviews with those closest to the cases will round out the stories of these unimaginable crimes. Over the 12-episode series, viewers will hear from survivors of killers including Andrew Urdiales, Richard Beasley (AKA The Craigslist Killer), Angel Resendiz (AKA The Railway Killer) and David Parker Ray (AKA The Toy Box Killer.)