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Very Scary People chronicles the twisted lives of some of the most frightening, diabolical characters in recent history.Very Scary People is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on March 17, 2019.

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Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on HLN
2 Seasons, 24 Episodes
March 17, 2019
Crime, Documentary & Biography
7.9/10
Cast: Donnie Wahlberg
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  • Dr. Michael Swango took an oath to "do no harm." But he did just the opposite. Suspicious illnesses and deaths followed this once-trusted physician-turned-killer from hospital to hospital for nearly two decades and across two continents.

  • Michael Swango, high school valedictorian, distinguished marine, trusted doctor and serial killer, is spotlighted. For nearly two decades, this physician-turned-murderer left a trail of death and mayhem across two continents.

  • Six weeks after jumping bail in Galveston, Texas, Robert Durst is caught on a store security camera in Pennsylvania shoplifting a sandwich and is quickly sent back to Galveston to stand trial for the murder of his neighbor, Morris Black.

  • The story of the millionaire heir to a vast real estate fortune who has been linked to the deaths of his wife, his best friend, and his neighbor.

  • In April 1973, Edmund Kemper, 24, murders six coeds in and around the city of Santa Cruz, Calif., shaking the community to its core.

  • Desperate for answers community members live in terror waiting for the man dubbed the Co-Ed Killer to strike again.

  • A tip from a teenage boy leads to the identity of the Night Stalker and twenty-four hours later a mob of angry citizens track him down and capture him.

  • The summer of 1985 was one of the hottest Los Angeles had seen in a century. But terrified residents weren't sleeping with the windows open; a killer known as the "Night Stalker" was on the loose.

  • For years, the BTK killer plays a cat-and-mouse game with law enforcement and the media taunting them as he seeks the attention he craves. But then he makes a mistake.

  • He calls himself "B.T.K." for Bind, Torture, Kill. For decades, this serial killer terrifies Wichita. Wichita residents live in fear that they will be his next victim.

  • In 1977, the city of New York is stalked by a seemingly faceless serial killer known as "Son of Sam"; after his final shooting takes him to Brooklyn, a twist of fate and a little luck leads to his capture.

  • From 1976 to 1977, David Berkowitz terrorizes New York City under his creepy self-given moniker: the "Son of Sam"; he is among the most infamous serial killers in American history.

  • More than 900 Americans died in an isolated jungle in northern Guyana in November 1978; Jim Jones has gone down in history as a madman who drove his followers to suicide, but the truth is more complicated and tragic than that.

  • More than 900 Americans died in an isolated jungle in northern Guyana in November 1978. Jim Jones, has gone down in history as a madman who drove his followers to suicide. But the truth is more complicated and more tragic than that.

  • The Zodiac Killer terrorizes Northern California in the late 1960s; he taunts the public with cryptic clues, threats of violence and ciphers that are supposed to lead to his identity, but mostly go nowhere.

  • He terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s. He also taunted the public with cryptic clues, threats of violence and most famously, ciphers that were supposed to lead police to his identity, but mostly went nowhere.

  • A look at the deal makers and hangers-on who attached themselves to Aileen Wuornos, who is known as America's first female serial killer.

  • In 1990, Florida police were on a frantic search for a killer. Terrorized motorists heard of the bullet-ridden victims of the Interstate Killer - but the investigative trail was cold and there was no end in sight.

  • Wanted for multiple sex attacks against women in Northern California over three decades, this masked predator meticulously planned his assaults by studying the habits and routines of his female prey.

  • Wanted for multiple sex attacks against women in Northern California over three decades, this masked predator meticulously planned his assaults by studying the habits and routines of his female prey.

  • Charles Manson is a violent predator who has powers of persuasion that make it possible for him to convince his hippie followers to brutally murder innocent strangers

  • Charles Manson is a violent predator who has powers of persuasion that make it possible for him to convince his hippie followers to brutally murder innocent strangers

  • In Chicago, businessman and part-time clown John Wayne Gacy leads a double life; by day, he is a community leader and helpful neighbor, but, by night, he's a monster who preys on male teenagers as one of the most prolific serial killer of his day.

  • In Chicago, community leader and part-time clown John Wayne Gacy leads a double life, transforming into a monster who preys on male teenagers and becomes the most prolific serial killer of his day.