Very Scary People

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  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.5  (304)

In the true crime documentary series Very Scary People, host Donnie Wahlberg examines the crimes of some dangerous individuals. The series is described as "revisiting the twisted lives of some of the most frightening, diabolical characters in recent history. The stories trace the heinous, criminal acts of these elusive miscreants and the eventual road to justice." The series covers the crimes of infamous killers such as the BTK killer, the Zodiac killer, the Night Stalker, and John Wayne Gacy. Many of the killers are described in two-episode arcs that dig deep into their lurid deeds. The series airs on the HLN network, but it is also available for streaming on HBO Max.

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The Hillside Stranglers Part 2
8. The Hillside Stranglers Part 2
June 26, 2022
In the fall of 1977, the bodies of young women begin piling up in Los Angeles. Almost all were nude, showing signs of torture, and discarded on hillsides. Overnight, the city became gripped with terror as the press dubbed the perpetrator "The Hillside Strangler." As the killings escalated, police received reports that two suspicious men were spotted flashing police badges and asking women to pull over. Suddenly, detectives realized that they were facing not a single serial killer but a pair working in tandem. Even more terrifying: the perpetrators may be members of law enforcement. A large task force was formed, but every lead went nowhere. Then, in late February 1978, after ten women had been slaughtered, the killings inexplicably stopped. Nearly another year passed before two murders more than 1,200 miles away opened the door to a bizarre family saga that ultimately uncovered the identity of the Hillside Stranglers.
The Hillside Stranglers
7. The Hillside Stranglers
June 26, 2022
In the fall of 1977, the bodies of young women begin piling up in Los Angeles. Almost all were nude, showing signs of torture, and discarded on hillsides. Overnight, the city became gripped with terror as the press dubbed the perpetrator "The Hillside Strangler." As the killings escalated, police received reports that two suspicious men were spotted flashing police badges and asking women to pull over. Suddenly, detectives realized that they were facing not a single serial killer but a pair working in tandem. Even more terrifying: the perpetrators may be members of law enforcement. A large task force was formed, but every lead went nowhere. Then, in late February 1978, after ten women had been slaughtered, the killings inexplicably stopped. Nearly another year passed before two murders more than 1,200 miles away opened the door to a bizarre family saga that ultimately uncovered the identity of the Hillside Stranglers.
Sammy
6. Sammy "The Bull" Gravano Part 2
June 19, 2022
Sammy "The Bull" Gravano was one of the most feared mobsters in history. As the right-hand man to mafia kingpin John Gotti, he carried out multiple murders on behalf of the crime family. But after his arrest, he committed the ultimate mafia sin: he broke the sacred oath of silence and cut a deal with the government
Sammy
5. Sammy "The Bull" Gravano
June 19, 2022
Sammy "The Bull" Gravano was one of the most feared mobsters in history. As the right-hand man to mafia kingpin John Gotti, he carried out multiple murders on behalf of the crime family. But after his arrest, he committed the ultimate mafia sin: he broke the sacred oath of silence and cut a deal with the government
The Back to School Killer: Portrait of a Predator Pt. 2
4. The Back to School Killer: Portrait of a Predator Pt. 2
June 12, 2022
When college-aged women in Charlottesville, Virginia started disappearing, the community was shaken to its core. The search for answers led authorities to an unlikely suspect, a local star athlete named Jesse Matthew Jr. In a story filled with twists and turns, the viewer goes behind the investigation of how he kidnapped and killed at least two young women, and how a third cheated death and became the key to bringing a murderer to justice. For the first time, you'll hear explosive and heart-wrenching details from victims' families and friends.
The Back to School Killer: A Fear in the Air Pt. 1
3. The Back to School Killer: A Fear in the Air Pt. 1
June 12, 2022
When college-aged women in Charlottesville, Virginia started disappearing, the community was shaken to the core. The search for answers led authorities to an unlikely suspect, a local star athlete, Jesse Matthew Jr. In a story filled with twists and turns, the viewer goes behind the investigation of how at least two young women were violently killed and how a third cheated death and became the key to bringing a murderer to justice. For the first time, you'll hear explosive and heart wrenching details from victims' families and friends.
The Ken and Barbie Killers: I Kidnapped a Girl Pt. 2
2. The Ken and Barbie Killers: I Kidnapped a Girl Pt. 2
June 5, 2022
One of North America's most haunting and horrific crime sprees was a series of rapes, abductions, and murders of young women just north of the U.S.
The Ken and Barbie Killers: Dead Ringer Pt. 1
1. The Ken and Barbie Killers: Dead Ringer Pt. 1
June 5, 2022
One of North America's most haunting and horrific crime sprees was a series of rapes, abductions, and murders of young women just north of the U.S.
Description

In the true crime documentary series Very Scary People, host Donnie Wahlberg examines the crimes of some dangerous individuals. The series is described as "revisiting the twisted lives of some of the most frightening, diabolical characters in recent history. The stories trace the heinous, criminal acts of these elusive miscreants and the eventual road to justice."

The series covers the crimes of infamous killers such as the BTK killer, the Zodiac killer, the Night Stalker, and John Wayne Gacy. Many of the killers are described in two-episode arcs that dig deep into their lurid deeds.

The series airs on the HLN network, but it is also available for streaming on HBO Max.

Very Scary People is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (45 episodes). The series first aired on March 17, 2019.

Where to Watch Very Scary People

Very Scary People is available for streaming on the HLN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Very Scary People on demand at Hulu and Sling.

  • Premiere Date
    March 17, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (304)