Why Prime-Time TV Is Obsessed With Sexy Serial Killers

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Why Prime-Time TV Is Obsessed With Sexy Serial Killers

by The Insider 2:35 mins

As a society, we are drawn to shows that terrify us. These days, TV is all about sexy serial killers and the double lives they lead. From “Trinity Killer” John Lithgow on “Dexter,” to Jamie Dornan’s homicidal character in Netflix’s “The Fall” and on to NBC’s hit thriller “Hannibal,” about the notorious cannibal, Americans seem to be obsessed with the thrill these shows bring. Even Kevin Bacon joins the lineup, playing an FBI agent bent on hunting down society’s biggest menaces in Fox’s “The Following.” Kristen Baldwin, Yahoo TV’s editor-in-chief, gives us a look inside the prime-time attraction to serial-killing psychopaths. “We all love to be scared, and there’s nothing scarier than a really handsome guy who takes you on a date and then turns out to be a killer,” she says. Check out this video to learn more about TV’s murderous stars, and tune in to “The Insider With Yahoo” on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.