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10 Disturbing Serial Killer Documentaries To Watch Now On Oxygen

From cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer to the mysterious crimes of Israel Keyes, these true crime shows reveal the real stories behind some of the country's most notorious serial killers.

By Oxygen Staff
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How did Ted Bundy get away with murdering up to 30 women? Why did the BTK killer Dennis Rader wait so long between his slayings? What was inside Israel Keyes murder kits? Did Ed Kemper, the "Co-ed Killer," really decapitate his own mother, place her head on a shelf, and scream at it for an hour?

If you're looking for the true stories behind some of the most notorious serial killers in history, Oxygen has you covered. Whether it's digging into what motivated killers to murder or hearing from their survivors, these shows and specials reveal every detail about the disturbing crimes.

It's easier than ever to dive into Oxygen's serial killer shows and specials, with full episodes available for streaming on your TV, smartphone or computer, wherever you are. Watch episodes with the Oxygen App, available on iOS and Android by simply entering your cable, digital or satellite TV subscription information — or take advantage of three free credits Oxygen offers for watching without signing in.

Most shows are also available on AppleTVAmazon Fire TV and Roku and through Chromecast. Individual episodes can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu and Google Play as well. 

Shows that are in-season can be streamed live with your Sling TV, Hulu Live TV or YouTube TV subscription. And you can always watch whole episodes right here at Oxygen.com by entering your cable subscription information. Pick the platform that works for you and dive into the dark world of serial killers with Oxygen! 

Jeffrey Dahmer

To this day, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer remains a subject of lurid fascination in the world of true crime. Tried and convicted of 17 grisly murders that often involved acts of cannibalism and necrophilia, Dahmer's killings continue to grip the public imagination — inspiring a number of films and documentaries

Oxygen's "Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks" offers an in-depth look at the killer with exclusive interviews from those closest to him, including parents Lionel and Shari Dahmer, along with surviving victims Billy Capshaw and Preston Davis, who decided to finally break their silence about what happened to them — all adding up to a chilling portrait of the cannibal killer.

Dahmer on Dahmer Sneak Peek: Jeffrey Dahmer's Mother
Ted Bundy

One of the most notorious serial killers in history, the story of Ted Bundy's horrifying crime spree was reignited in 2019, when Zac Efron portrayed the charming murderer in the biopic “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.” 

Although Bundy killed at least 30 women, he went relatively unnoticed until Aug. 16, 1975, when a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of multiple suspicious items, including pantyhose, a ski mask, a crowbar, an ice pick, and handcuffs.

As Oxygen's "Snapped: Notorious Ted Bundy" explores, Bundy soon became a suspect in murders across the U.S., and his eventual trial in June 1979 was the first to ever be televised nationally in the US.

Snapped Notorious: Who is Ted Bundy?

Many people undoubtedly first became aware of Ed Kemper, aka "The Co-Ed Killer", through the chilling portrayal of him on Netflix's true crime series "Mindhunter," by actor Cameron Britton. Now, viewers can get a glimpse into the terrifying mind of the real Ed Kemper through the Oxygen special "Kemper On Kemper: Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer."

In real life, Kemper notably took part in conversations with FBI special agents John Douglas and Bob Ressler for their study on serial killers. Along with Boston College professor Ann Burgess, the team used Kemper’s admissions about his life and murders to help build a system to profile future serial killers.