I love true crime. Ever since I was young, I enjoy reading about serial killers and watching movies and TV shows about the depravity of the human mind like The Silence of the Lambs, American Psycho, and Forensic Files. The genre nurtured my childhood dream of working in a mental institution, which was partly realized when I interned at the National Center for Mental Health for my psychology degree. As an adult, I discovered the world of podcasts and I religiously follow My Favorite Murder (my friend recently started Super Evil, the country’s first serialized true crime podcast, listen to it here).
So, of course, October would be a great time to double down on spooky content. While others would focus on the supernatural kind (which I am scared of), I want to focus on something that’s a little more real: the horrific things people can do to each other.