Behind the Screams
Sunday, Dec. 18

About Behind the Screams

Psycho, The Exorcist and The Silence of the Lambs are some of the most terrifying horror movies ever put on screen but the shocking reality is these movies were inspired by actual events. Behind the Screams presents these iconic images of horror—a young boy gripped by demonic possession, an axe-murderer chasing a teen through the woods—and pulls back the curtain to reveal the real story. From serial killers to documented paranormal encounters, truth is sometimes stranger than fiction and each one-hour episode examines the hair-raising true incidents that sparked some of the most gripping big screen stories.

According to the Planetary Habitability Laboratory in Puerto Rico, there are 31 planets besides our own that can potentially support life. Our scope of explorable universe is constantly growing, and as more and more light from distant objects makes its way to Earth, the number of habitable planets we classify will only grow....

The Rituala Romanum (Roman Ritual) is essentially a guide book for Roman Catholic priests, covering all of the services that they can perform. It includes the Holy Sacraments, Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Penance, Anointing the Sick, Matrimony, Priesthood, the Seven Penitential Psalms and Litany of the Saints, Liturgy for the Faithful Departed, Blessings, Processions, Litanies and Exorcism...

Not only was John Wayne Gacy, Jr. one of the most prolific serial killers of the 20th century, and a very popular party clown in his community, but he was also an artist. That's right, he was an artist, painter in particular. He picked it up while on death row, and had plenty of time to learn the craft. You might think that the art of a serial killer would be all blood, guts and gore...

Ed Gein is exactly what nightmares are made of. His name may not be familiar, but we can gaurantee his story is. Ever hear of Norman Bates from Psycho? How about Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Masacre? Buffalo Bill/Jamie Gumb from Silence of the Lambs? All these characters and more were inspired by Ed Gein and his horrific story. Ed Gein is best known for his "trophies" crafted from human skin and bone....

Ted Bundy's murder spree spanned several states, and at least 4 years, although many speculate that his crimes started years earlier. When the authorities caught up with Ted Bundy for the last time in Florida, a search of his car produced his murder kit. He had it with him all the time so he was always ready for the next kill.