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Serial killer thriller ‘Mindhunter’ stars Pa. native as groundbreaking FBI agent

“It’s not easy butchering people. It’s hard work,” a prisoner says in the official trailer for “Mindhunter.”

If you’re intrigued by that opening line, expect to hear plenty more in the serial killer-focused series when it debuts on Netflix this autumn. 

The psychological thriller follows FBI Agent Holden Ford and others in the serial crime unit as they develop profiling techniques by interviewing known killers. It is based on the book “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. During his career with the bureau, Douglas pursued and interviewed notorious killers including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and Ed Gein.

Pennsylvanian binge-watchers can take pride in the show’s local ties. “Mindhunter” stars Lancaster County native Jonathan Groff, who previously had roles in lighter offerings such as “Glee” and the animated hit “Frozen.” 

The series was filmed in the Pittsburgh region. Locals may recognize scenes from Washington Jefferson College, Kittanning and the Butler

Read more at: http://www.pennlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/08/mindhunter_netflix_pa_ties.html

Purge of Emmerdale stars as serial killer carries out ‘Dales bloodbath’

Emmerdale stars John Bowe and Gillian Kearney are set to be sensationally axed from the soap after a serial killer carries out a “bloodbath” in The Dales.

Word reaches me that troubled Lachlan White – played by Thomas Atkinson – will finally finish what he started and kill his grandfather Lawrence, played by John.

Fiery Emma Barton is also set to be one of devious Lachlan’s victims, meaning actress Gillian will be leaving. And his killing spree won’t stop there.

The plot twist will play out in the run-up to Christmas. A TV insider said: “There’s going to be a lot of change afoot. It will be a proper Emmerdale bloodbath.”

John Lowe is ‘pretty upset’ at being killed off in Emmerdale – having already been

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/purge-emmerdale-stars-serial-killer-10141591

Purge of Emmerdale stars as serial killer carries out ‘Dales … – Mirror

Emmerdale stars John Bowe and Gillian Kearney are set to be sensationally axed from the soap after a serial killer carries out a “bloodbath” in The Dales.

Word reaches me that troubled Lachlan White – played by Thomas Atkinson – will finally finish what he started and kill his grandfather Lawrence, played by John.

Fiery Emma Barton is also set to be one of devious Lachlan’s victims, meaning actress Gillian will be leaving. And his killing spree won’t stop there.

The plot twist will play out in the run-up to Christmas. A TV insider said: “There’s going to be a lot of change afoot. It will be a proper Emmerdale bloodbath.”

John Lowe is ‘pretty upset’ at being killed off in Emmerdale – having already been killed off in CorrieRead more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/purge-emmerdale-stars-serial-killer-10141591

Tragedy Girls: X-Men Stars Explain Their Cheerleader Serial Killer Film

You might know them as amazing X-Men, but Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse‘s Storm) and Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool‘s Negasonic Teenage Warhead) have joined forces as Tragedy Girls. The horror-comedy directed by Tyler MacIntyre stars this dynamic duo as charming cheerleaders who aspire to be the greatest serial killers their Midwestern town has ever seen. Ahead of the film’s World Premiere as part of SXSW’s Midnighters’ section, Screen Rant sat down with Shipp and Hildebrand to talk Jeffrey Dahmer, representation, and where Tragedy Girls might go next.

In the film, Shipp and Hildebrand play MK and Sadie, best friends who not only capture a local slasher to serve as their mentor/scapegoat, but also “have a show about the horrors that go on in their town, and they post all of it online.” Seeking Internet fame drives the pair down some pretty dark roads, where they slaughter crushes and prom committee rivals.

Read more at: http://screenrant.com/tragedy-girls-alexandra-shipp-brianna-hildebrand-x-men/

The Long Island Serial Killer stars in Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery

As you might expect from the story of a serial killer who preys on prostitutes, the young women in Robert Kolker’s enthralling Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery were already, in many ways, lost. Prostitutes and runaways, their murders might have easily elicited a what-did-they-expect shrug. (Certainly that’s how the police at times seemed to handle the case). What sets Lost Girls apart is Kolker’s empathetic and detailed portrayals of the victims, based on hundreds of hours of interviews with their families and friends. This is an impressive and impassioned work of investigative journalism, and a chilling commentary on the entangled influences of economics, race, technology and politics on sex and murder in the Internet age. Kolker, a reporter for New York magazine, is that rare-breed journalist who latched onto a difficult story and refused to let go. In this haunting tale, he bravely and meticulously recreates the lives of once hopeful but sadly forgotten young women, while shining a light on the economic hardships that pushed them to make tough, risky choices. A colleague told me that after finishing Lost Girls she spent hours researching the victims and the case online. Her warning to me is my promise to you: Be prepared to obsess. –Neal Thompson (Amazon.com Review)