VERY BAD MEN
20 x 30-min. True Crime Series for Investigation Discovery
Series Title: Very Bad Men
Air Date: Thursday, September 6
Time: 10:00 and 10:30pm
Channel: Investigation Discovery
Starting August 30th, the new spine-tingling true crime series Very Bad Men will air on Investigation Discovery every Thursday at 10pm. This fast-paced, stylish documentary series of 20 x 30 minute episodes unravels the mysteries behind truly horrific crimes and investigates the lives of people who are forever affected by a real-life villain.
Survivors of a crime testify to the devastating effects that one man had on their lives. Through interviews, stylized recreations, and archival sources, we meet the victims and those who have lost loved ones to murder. Their first-hand telling of stories launches a relentless investigation to find and convict the criminal. These murderers, rapists, and felons must be brought to justice.
The questions of who committed the crime, how they did it, and why, drive the narrative. Detectives follow a trail of clues to find the identity of the perpetrator, often encountering seemingly impenetrable obstacles. Forensics, old-fashioned investigation and criminal errors combine to track down the criminal.
When the villain is revealed, the depth and extent of their crimes is shocking. These are some of the worst criminals on file and their capture and prosecution is often far from simple.
As each Very Bad Man is brought to account for his horrendous crimes, the victims go through a cathartic process in which their pain is – to some measure – released.
Tonight, there are 2 episodes on: John Eric Armstrong at 10pm and BTK at 10:30pm.
Perp: John Eric Armstrong
Psycho Sailor: A beloved sister and mother is found dead in the icy waters of the Rouge River in Michigan. As police amp up their search for the killer, he strikes again, this time in Detroit. A task force is formed to bring down the man who is strangling women. In a difficult twist, the killer may be closer to the case than police think.
Perp: Dennis Rader
BTK: A teenage boy comes home to find his family has been slaughtered. The mysterious murderer taunts police for decades, leaving clues, letters and even photographs he has taken from his own crime scenes. Can they finally catch the infamous B.T.K.?