Eerie Video Shows How Perfectly The Actor On ‘Mindhunter’ Portrayed Real Life Serial Killer Ed Kemper
I, personally, haven’t been able to watch it yet so I can’t comment on whether it’s as good as season one, but I can comment on another absolutely tremendous Netflix show called Mindhunter.
Mindhunter, which is produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron, is based on the true crime book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit and is set in 1977 where it follows two FBI agents who travel the country interviewing imprisoned serial killers such as Richard Speck, Monte Rissell, Jerry Brudos and Edmund Kemper. Their goal in conducting these interviews is to try to decipher how serial killers think and use that knowledge in solving, and perhaps stopping before they happen, crimes of the serial killer variety.
For my money, it’s one of Netflix’s best shows and a big reason why is the portrayal of the real-life serial killers like Ed Kemper, played by Cameron Britton.
Britton is so spot-on with how he portrays the 6-foot-9, 300 pound Kemper that it’s creepily fascinating to the point where you almost can’t look away when he’s speaking.
Here’s a bone-chilling comparison of Britton and Kemper that was put together by fan of the show, Thomas Flight…
The real Kemper, who is credited with murdering 10 people in the 1960s and 70s, including his paternal grandparents and his mother, and abducting several more, really did sit down for interviews with FBI profiler John E. Douglas, who said Kemper was “among the brightest prison inmates” he ever interviewed and capable of “rare insight for a violent criminal.”
Here are a couple of the actual interviews that Kemper gave, one in 1984 and another in 1991.
Kemper has been incarcerated at the California Medical Facility since he was convicted in 1973, spending time in the same prison block as Charles Manson at one point, and has repeatedly waived his right to a parole hearing, telling the parole board he was not fit to return to society.
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