The programme looks at the most recent research into the brains and behaviour of psychopaths and assesses the prospects for the treatment or containment of this antisocial group of people who create such a disproportionate amount of destruction. Psychopaths who have been convicted of appalling crimes explain with disturbing clarity what motivated them in their violent and destructive behaviour. They speak without shame, guilt, remorse or empathy with their victims.
Sam identifies himself as a psychopath. Filmmaker Ian Walker takes him on a diagnostic journey to be analysed by psychologists and neurologists. But Ian hasn’t considered the reality of spending time with someone with a serious personality disorder, or the effect that the diagnosis will have on Sam himself – or his wife.
Inspector Holloway is investigating a series of brutal murders in which a doll of each victim is found at the scene. The dolls, as it turns out,were purchased by the crippled Mrs. Von Sturm, whose home is overcrowded with a doll collection. Her pale, wide-eyed, neurotic son is the prime suspect and the daughter of one of the victims discovers the shocking truth.
She drops in and starts disrupting this close, cozy little community. She wants to be queen bee But there's already one. so she sets out to destroy her. This means having to break her legs, then feeding her cake so she gets fat, stealing her friends, etc...
Danielle Donahue stars as the titular dreamer in this gruesome tale of Lucinda, who studies every move in the daily life of other killers, carefully examining their methods, habits and approach to serial murder. But before she's ready to strike out on her own, our studious heroine decides she must first practice on her own teacher. The unsettling low-budget horror features such unusual murder weapons as sugar, a drill and a hot iron.
Aimilia, a young and relatively well-to-do woman, leads a rather schizophrenic existence. Every day, she gives piano lessons to the children at an orphanage, while at night she brings home a series of lovers whom she picks up at random and whom she kills while in a sexual frenzy.
In this psycho-thriller, a little girl and her mother find themselves the focus of a crazed couple's delusions. The horror begins after Cassie has a fight with her husband David and takes off in the car with their young daughter Samantha. Cassie takes a wrong turn and ends up in the home of the evil Mr. and Mrs. Because Cassie and Samantha closely resemble relatives the couple recently lost, the duo hold the frightened mother and daughter captive in their home. Soon the two victims find themselves psychologically and physically abused, particularly Cassie who is threatened with torture and rape. Will David find them before the Scudders kill them both?
The Banewood Asylum houses the mentally ill who have become victims of unethical procedures and mad doctors. Patients have disappeared or been found dead under suspicious circumstances. Young women seem to be the victims most often of a medical staff who's methods hearken to the dark days of psychiatric treatments. The doctors like to use Psycho-Surgery to remove parts of their brains to quell the patients violent tendencies, at times turning them into little more than zombies, that become more violent than ever.
Quaid and Kurk Morgan are a couple of vicious and dangerous psycho rapists who escape from prison and go on the lam. The deranged duo abduct a lovely young lass in order to ensure they can successfully elude being recaptured by the police. Meanwhile, brutish copper Doug Hanson and his more civil partner Charles Hess track the sickos down.
Twelve vignettes identifying individual and relationship psychopathology have been extracted from the independent film, Raspberry Heaven. Composites of real cases from a clinician's case files wth critical thinking questions rated in difficulty for students from beginning psychology to professional mental health practitioners.