Mindhunter: A Visually Ground-Breaking Title Sequence

Set in 1977 — in the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the Federal Bureau of Investigation — Mindhunter revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), who interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how such criminals think and apply this knowledge to solving ongoing cases.

The character of Holden Ford is based on FBI agent John E. Douglas, and Bill Tench is based on pioneering FBI agent Robert K. Ressler. Dr. Wendy Carr is based on psychologist Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess, a prominent Boston College professor whose work is based on treating survivors of sexual trauma and abuse, and studying the thought process of violent criminals. The serial killer characters were modeled on the actual convicted criminals and their prison scene dialogues were taken from real interviews.

25 images that will give you a taste of the horrors to come.



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