Hosted by Elisabeth Rohm. Narrated by Eric Roberts. A podcast featuring more than 10,000 never-before-seen intimate personal letters and journal entries, hundreds of hours of private phone recordings and excerpts from unpublished autobiographies written by America's most notorious serial killers. In Season One of Killer’s Vault, Law & Order star Elisabeth Rohm and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, take us inside the minds of the most brutal serial killers the world has ever known. Gerard Schaefer, John Wayne Gacy, Richard Ramirez, David Alan Gore, and Toolbox Killers Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris reveal their disturbing childhood memories, the thrill of taking lives, and their desire to kill again. Through their insightful letters, journal entries and phone recordings, these serial killers share their deepest and darkest secrets, fears, compulsions, while also revealing facts and clues about their gruesome and beyond macabre murders and crimes. Examining this archived and carefully curated collection for the first time, Elisabeth will speak with experts in forensics, psychology, criminology as well as the original investigators that will shed new light on the cases and into the twisted minds of these remorseless killers.
Richard Ramirez - The Night Stalker
Dubbed “The Night Stalker,” Richard Ramirez reveals himself as a sadistic sexual and murderous deviant. He writes about his unquenchable passion for dominating women through bondage and torture, his lust for women's feet (on living and dead bodies) and his need to be seen as a superstar in pop-culture.
Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris - The Toolbox Killers
Roy Norris and Lawrence Bittaker were dubbed the “Toolbox Killers” by the media because of their predilection for torturing their teenage female victims using a pair of pliers. FBI profilers consider them among the most savage and cruel in American history and their remorseless letters prove why.
David Alan Gore and Fred Waterfield - The Killing Cousins
David Alan Gore was convicted of raping, murdering and dismembered six women, but his letters reveal at least thirty in graphic detail, crimes committed with his cousin, Fred Waterfield. He takes most pride in the mother/daughter slaughters and his first rape victim, Waterfield's little sister.
Gerard Schaefer - Part 2
In Part 2, Gerard Schaefer's letters reveal, in horrific detail, how he stalks, captures, tortures, rapes and disembowels his prey and the pure joy that comes with it.
Gerard Schaefer - Part 1
Convicted of only two murders, former police officer Gerard Schaefer is believed to have committed 80 to 140 of the most barbaric rapes and murders the FBI has ever seen. In Part 1, hear in Schaefer's own words how he trained on young female corpses dug from their fresh graves in his quest to become, in his mind, the best serial killer of all time.
John Wayne Gacy
How did Killer Clown John Wayne Gacy develop into the sexual sadist and serial killer responsible for murdering at least 33 young men and boys? His letters and recorded phone calls reveal all.
Host is awful
The stories and concept are really interesting but the female host is awful.
Sounds like someone standing at a podium reading a speech from cue cards.
This is a true crime podcast, live a little.
Too bad, I was into it within the first 2 episodes.