Most Evil

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.2  (908)

Most Evil is an American documentary TV show that aired on Investigation Discovery from 2006 to 2015. The show explores the psychological makeup of murderers and rates them based on their levels of evilness. The show attempts to identify the most evil people in history and understand why they committed heinous crimes.

The show was created by Steve Hodel, a retired LAPD detective, and produced by John Moffet. It features Michael Stone, an Oxford-educated forensic psychiatrist, who analyzes the motivation behind each crime and categorizes the criminals into different levels of evil. The show also features Tim Hopper and Neil Dudgeon, who provide commentary and interviews with victims' families, witnesses, and law enforcement officials.

Each episode of Most Evil covers multiple cases, each with a focus on a specific motive or personality trait. Some examples include serial killers who target specific groups of people, such as women or children; killers who are motivated by greed, fame, or revenge; and killers with psychopathic or sociopathic personalities.

One of the unique aspects of Most Evil is Stone's categorization system. He has identified five levels of evil, ranging from "opportunistic" to "depraved." Stone examines each killer's background, childhood, and personality traits to determine their level of evil. He also considers the length of their criminal careers, the number of victims, and the severity of their crimes.

Notable cases covered in Most Evil include Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, and the BTK killer. However, the show also covers lesser-known cases and explores the psychology behind less sensational crimes.

Throughout the show, viewers are presented with chilling details of the murders, often accompanied by reconstructions and crime scene footage. However, the show is not gratuitous in its depiction of violence and does not glamorize the killers. Instead, it offers a sobering look at the darkest corners of the human psyche and offers insight into what motivates people to commit horrific crimes.

One of the critical themes of the show is the societal factors that may contribute to the development of evil. Stone examines the role of upbringing, trauma, mental illness, and societal attitudes towards violence and aggression. He also explores the influence of popular culture and media on the killers' motivations and behaviors.

Most Evil is an engaging and informative show that offers a unique perspective on the psychology of murder. It is particularly suitable for those who are interested in the criminology, forensic psychology, and true crime genres. However, due to the nature of the show, it may not be appropriate for all audiences, particularly younger viewers or those who are sensitive to depictions of violence.

In summary, Most Evil is a thought-provoking and chilling documentary series that examines the psychological makeup of murderers and ranks them by their level of evilness. It offers a fascinating insight into the darkest corners of the human psyche and provides a sobering reminder of the capacity for evil that exists in all of us.

Most Evil is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (51 episodes). The series first aired on July 13, 2006.

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10. Predators
February 26, 2015
In the wild, a predator instinctively knows: eat or be eaten. For predator killers, murder is just as natural. Jack Spillman proved his bestiality by drinking his victim's blood. Levi King ambushed a sleeping family with an AK-47.
Egocentric Killers
8. Egocentric Killers
January 23, 2015
Ego Maniac killers think only of themselves, and thus commit egregious crimes without remorse. Truck driver Robert Rhoades raped and tortured hitchhikers in a specially designed chamber in the back of his cab.
Attention Seekers
7. Attention Seekers
January 30, 2015
The attention-seeking killer commits crimes for the spotlight it incurs. George Russell boasted of his importance, ultimately killing the women whose attention he could never get. Eddie Seda jumped on the coattails of the famed Zodiac killer.
Deceptive Killers
6. Deceptive Killers
January 16, 2015
Fantasy killers imagine every aspect of their crime in detail. Daniel Conahan lured men into the woods to torture them. Angela Sanford killed as part of a satanic ritual. And Harvey Robinson stalked women, then raped and strangled them in their homes.
Sexual Deviants
5. Sexual Deviants
January 4, 2015
Sexual deviants are aroused by the act of murder. Gerard Shaefer was a trusted policeman who bound, raped and murdered his victims.
Stone Cold Killers
4. Stone Cold Killers
December 28, 2014
A man stabs random strangers in New York, and another man kills at least 15 people.
Rage Killers
3. Rage Killers
December 21, 2014
Gerald Stano craves the company of women but lashes out.
Control Killers
2. Control Killers
December 14, 2014
Control freaks seek to gain power through murder. Ronald Gene Simmons was a mass murderer who killed 16 people. Richard Angelo was a nurse who poisoned patients to save them. Billie Wayne Coble was a domineering father, and murderer.
1. Manipulators
December 7, 2014
Three master manipulators. Each committed acts of unspeakable evil...Taylor Helzer orchestrated brutal murders in the name of God. Sylvia White killed anyone she felt was in her way...including her four-year old stepson.
Where to Watch Most Evil
Most Evil is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Most Evil on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Investigation Discovery, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 13, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (908)