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Very Scary People

Host Donnie Wahlberg looks at some of the most-frightening killers in history, retracing their backgrounds, psychology, motives and how they were eventually caught.
202313 episodes
TV-14
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - John Wayne Gacy: Evil Secret Part 1
    March 17, 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    How did a popular Chicago businessman and part-time clown become the most prolific serial killer in the 1970s?
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  2. S1 E2 - John Wayne Gacy: Evil Secret Part 2
    March 17, 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    Discover how a popular Chicago businessman and part-time clown became the most prolific serial killer in the 1970s.
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  3. S1 E3 - Charles Manson: The Devil's Work Part 1
    March 24, 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    A teenage thief turned violent predator, Manson had the ability to charm and persuade. He amassed a group of followers and convinced some to commit murder.
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  4. S1 E4 - Charles Manson: The Devil's Work Part 2
    December 29, 2022
    42min
    TV-14
    Charles Manson had the ability to charm and persuade, and he quickly amassed a group of loyal followers who he was able to convince to commit murder.
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  5. S1 E5 - NorCal Rapist: Part 1
    December 22, 2022
    42min
    TV-14
    A serial rapist, who meticulously planned his assaults on women, terrorized Northern California for 27 years before police closed in on a potential suspect.
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  6. S1 E6 - NorCal Rapist: Phantom Predator Part 2
    March 31, 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    Terrorizing Northern California for 27 years, a serial rapist meticulously planned assaults on women before police were able to narrow down a potential suspect.
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  7. S1 E7 - Aileen Wuornos: Monster Made Part 1
    April 7, 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    In 1990, Florida police were on the hunt to stop a woman serial killer after the bodies of seven men were found scattered along state highways.
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  8. S1 E8 - Aileen Wuornos: Monster Made Part 2
    April 7, 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    After the bodies of seven men were found scattered along state highways in 1990, Florida police were on the hunt for a woman serial killer.
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  9. S1 E9 - Zodiac Killer: I Am the Zodiac Part 1
    April 14, 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    A killer terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s and taunted the public with cryptic clues. Can new DNA techniques finally unmask this murderer?
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  10. S1 E10 - Zodiac Killer: I Am the Zodiac Part 2
    April 14, 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    Discover if new DNA techniques can finally unmask a murderer who terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s, taunting the public with cryptic clues.
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  11. S1 E11 - Jim Jones: Unholy Massacre Part 1
    January 18, 2024
    42min
    TV-14
    Jim Jones, a charismatic minister turned madman, ultimately led more than 900 followers to their deaths by mass murder-suicide in a South American jungle.
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  12. S1 E12 - Jim Jones: Unholy Massacre Part 2
    April 21, 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    A charismatic minister turned madman, Jim Jones ultimately led more than 900 followers to their deaths by mass murder-suicide in a South American jungle.
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  13. S1 E101 - Very Scary People Trailer
    October 1, 2023
    2min
    TV-14
    Host Donnie Wahlberg looks at some of the most frightening killers in history, retracing their backgrounds, psychology, motives and how they were eventually caught.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Starring
Donnie Wahlberg
Studio
discovery plus Crimes
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