We LOVE serial killers. If you kill 30 women and escape from prison, we'll give you a $10,219,049 movie and get Zac Efron to play you. Make a belt from your victims severed nipples and we'll give you seven movies.
It's a pretty tempting offer, but most of us are still more than a little repulsed by the idea of doing it ourselves. So what aspect of our psychology makes us different from a murderer? Are serial killers born that way? What drives someone to end another person's life as easily as cutting grass?
While most murders and homicides involve family and close friends, the killing of strangers by someone less connected may indicate that there is a serial killer at large with less obvious reasons to kill.
Dr. David Holmes will examine what makes a serial killer different from the average person; these differences aren't stamped on their foreheads, but they still mark serial killers out as being almost alien in comparison to everyone else. This probing, fascinating talk will help you understand what makes a serial killer tick!
Secrets of Serial Killers
Where: Frog & Bucket, 102 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LJ
When: Tuesday 14th April and Tuesday 19th May
Tickets: from £12