The BEST episodes of Born to Kill (2005)

Every episode of Born to Kill (2005) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Born to Kill (2005)!

Take an in-depth look at some of the world’s most prolific serial killers through the first hand accounts and testaments of the people who knew them best. Police detectives, journalists, childhood friends, room mates, attorneys and leading experts in criminal psychology will offer us an insight in to their unique relationships with the most evil of society.

Last Updated: 4/13/2024Network: Channel 5Status: Ended
Thor Nis Christiansen: The Hitch Hike Hunter
2 votes

#1 - Thor Nis Christiansen: The Hitch Hike Hunter

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/14/2013

During 1976 and early 1977, female students at the University of California in Santa Barbara were terrorised by some lookalike murders, so-called because the victims closely resembled one another. Thor Christiansen struck while they were hitchhiking and desecrated their bodies after murdering them.

Hadden Clark: The Cross-Dressing Cannibal
12 votes

#2 - Hadden Clark: The Cross-Dressing Cannibal

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/17/2013

When eccentric Hadden Clark was arrested for the murder of a young girl in Maryland, he claimed he was also responsible for other murders. Was Hadden Clark Born to Kill?

Dennis Rader: Bind, Torture, Kill
13 votes

#3 - Dennis Rader: Bind, Torture, Kill

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/14/2013

Wichita, Kansas is in the Midwest, right in the Bible belt of America. This normally peaceful place was rocked to the core in 1974 when the city discovered they had a killer in their midst. A family of four were brutally slain in their home, and this was to prove the start of a vicious killing spree that terrorised the community for 30 years. Dennis Rader was a church deacon, Scout leader and a local family man. He was also a monster who murdered 10 people in cold blood. Through his own extraordinary testimony we uncover in intimate and chilling detail how this pillar of the community led a double life as a heinous sexual sadist and serial killer. Rader's childhood seemed completely normal, so what was it that drove him to such depths of depravity? Was Dennis Rader born to kill?

Kenneth Bianchi & Angelo Buono: The Hillside Stranglers
8 votes

#4 - Kenneth Bianchi & Angelo Buono: The Hillside Stranglers

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/9/2012

Hollywood has always had a dark side, but Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono were perhaps its darkest. Serial killers usually work alone - Bianchi and Buono would defy all the rules. In the late 1970s, these 'killing cousins' would commit a series of brazen murders that leave the women of Los Angeles terrified to walk the streets. Their murders plumbed the depths of depravity, and their cold-heartedness and forensic awareness left detectives angry and frustrated. On his capture, Kenneth Bianchi would make an audacious attempt to convince the world he had multiple personalities and was not responsible for the murders. Bianchi and Buono would kidnap, rape, torture, and snuff out the lives of 12 innocent young girls, but what had led to this extraordinary collaboration in killing.

Beverly Allitt: The Angel of Death
12 votes

#5 - Beverly Allitt: The Angel of Death

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/12/2012

A psychological profile of former nurse Beverly Allitt, who is currently serving 13 life sentences for murdering four children and injuring nine others at Grantham Hospital in Lincolnshire in 1991. Psychologists and criminology experts explore the possible motives for her crimes, examining her behaviour during childhood, when she was known to be an attention seeker. The apparently caring nurse Beverely Allitt had only just joined the staff of Children's Ward 4 of Grantham Hospital when a substantial rise in young patient deaths began occurring. At first, no one could explain why children, some as young as six months, were arriving on the ward with only minor health problems, but leaving only days later dead. A shocked and seemingly uncomprehending public would eventually be informed the culprit was actually the very person who was meant to be caring for the children. During her 59 day stint as a nurse, 23-year-old Beverly Allitt, nicknamed The Angel of Death, attacked thirteen children, killing four. From a very early age, Allitt was known to be an attention seeker. Was her desire to be the centre of attention really the reason why she attacked such innocent children or was something far more psychologically disturbing the cause for this evil?

Peter Moore: The Man in Black
14 votes

#6 - Peter Moore: The Man in Black

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/23/2016

Psychologists and criminology experts analyse the crimes of cinema entrepreneur Peter Moore, who brutally murdered four men in Wales in 1995.

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Gerald & Charlene Gallego: Sex Slave Killers
9 votes

#7 - Gerald & Charlene Gallego: Sex Slave Killers

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/15/2014

Despicable duo Gerald and Charlene Gallego joined forces to rape and murder several teenagers.

Donald Nielson: The Black Panther
15 votes

#8 - Donald Nielson: The Black Panther

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/13/2013

In the mid-1970s, Donald Nielson aka the Black Panther committed a string of burglaries, armed robberies and murders in north-east England.

Trevor Hardy: The Beast of Manchester
12 votes

#9 - Trevor Hardy: The Beast of Manchester

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/30/2016

The crimes of serial killer Trevor Hardy - the so-called `Beast of Manchester' - who murdered three teenage girls in the mid-1970s. Despite being arrested after the second killing, Hardy was freed on the basis of an alibi he had arranged with his then-partner.

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Charles Manson: Killer Cult
9 votes

#10 - Charles Manson: Killer Cult

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/11/2011

The psychology of Charles Manson, an American cult leader whose followers murdered seven people in their California homes over two nights in August 1969. Detectives, lawyers and psychiatrists analyse what prompted the crimes, and examine how Manson was able to persuade his acolytes to take the lives of innocent people.

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Edmund Kemper: The Co-Ed Killer
24 votes

#11 - Edmund Kemper: The Co-Ed Killer

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/13/2012

When body parts began washing up on the beaches of a peaceful Californian seaside town, police realised someone was hunting, abducting, murdering and dismembering female co-eds. What they didn't realise was; the killer was in their midst - drinking with them at their favourite local bar. Cops considered the 6'9" Edmund Kemper a gentle giant, little did they know that as a teenager he'd murdered his grandparents, he'd fooled psychiatrists into releasing him from secure hospital after just 5 years, and while he was socialising with police officers he was living out his bizarre sexual fantasies with the corpses of young co-eds. Edmund Kemper would kill and dismember 6 young college girls before turning on his mother and her best friend. Was his mind was twisted by his upbringing in a broken home and volatile relationship with a domineering mother? Or was the Co-ed Butcher born to kill?

Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer
14 votes

#12 - Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/16/2012

In 1982, when the bodies of 3 women were discovered beneath the surface of Seattle's Green River, no-one realised that it was the beginning of an extraordinary killing spree that would baffle police for 19 years. The 'Green River Killer' would become the most prolific serial killer in US history, claiming the lives of more than four dozen victims, but it would take until 2001 before DNA testing solved the mystery of his identity. To his friends and family, Gary Ridgway was a mild mannered truck painter and a loving husband, but for 19 years he had prowled Seattle's red light areas, picking up young women, strangling them during intercourse, dumping their bodies in the woods, and sometimes returning to have sex with the corpses. Featuring video of his startling confessions - the cops that pursued him, the attorneys who prosecuted and defended him, leading experts, school-friends, and the wife who spent 16 loving years with her dream man, attempt to unravel what had created this monster. Had he been warped by his unusual relationship with mother? Or was the Green River Killer a product of nature - born to kill?

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Timothy Wilson Spencer: Twisted Tourniquet
7 votes

#13 - Timothy Wilson Spencer: Twisted Tourniquet

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/19/2015

The horrific case of Timothy Wilson-Spencer, who strangled five people in the 1980s. The case was historic as it was the first case solved with DNA evidence.

Charles Starkweather: Killer on the Run
19 votes

#14 - Charles Starkweather: Killer on the Run

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/20/2011

In 1958, the real ‘Natural Born Killers’, Charles Starkweather and his teenage girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate, embarked on an 8-day killing spree that left 10 people dead and many more fearing for their lives. The duo was captured in January 1958 and Starkweather was executed on the electric chair little over a year later…

Ted Bundy: Murderous Charm
42 votes

#15 - Ted Bundy: Murderous Charm

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/20/2011

Ted Bundy orchestrated a campaign of terror that stretched across the United States. Between 1974 and 1978 he lured a series of pretty, dark haired women to gruesome deaths. Described as handsome and charming, Ted didn’t fit the bill of a conventional murderer. Until the end, Bundy remained arrogant and defiant, choosing to conduct his own defence in the trial. Bundy was sent to the electric chair in 1989, whilst hundreds of people cheered his death outside the prison…

David Carpenter: Trail of Fears
10 votes

#16 - David Carpenter: Trail of Fears

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/26/2015

After being convicted of attempted murder and kidnapping, David Carpenter went on to kill five women.

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Patrick Mackay: The Devil's Disciple
10 votes

#17 - Patrick Mackay: The Devil's Disciple

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/20/2013

Once dubbed 'the most dangerous man in Britain', Patrick Mackay was responsible for a string of bizarre murders during the 1970s. Was Patrick Mackay born to kill?

Tony Costa: Cape Cod Casanova
8 votes

#18 - Tony Costa: Cape Cod Casanova

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/22/2014

Tony Costa murdered four women in 1969, before penning a chilling, unpublished novel detailing his crimes.

The Briley Brothers: Butcher Brothers
8 votes

#19 - The Briley Brothers: Butcher Brothers

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/10/2013

In 1979, a violent crime spree rocked the town of Richmond, Virginia. The discovery of a triple murder led police to a local gang of brothers.

Charles Albright: The Eyeball Killer
19 votes

#20 - Charles Albright: The Eyeball Killer

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/13/2016

The case of Charles Albright, who is suspected to have killed three women in Dallas' red light district between 1990 and 1991, and surgically removed their eyeballs.

David Berkowitz: The Son of Sam
18 votes

#21 - David Berkowitz: The Son of Sam

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/5/2012

The Son of Sam would become the most notorious killer in New York's history. Shooting women or couples parked in lover's lanes, the mystery killer spread terror through the streets of the metropolis, leading young women to cut and dye their hair for fear of becoming the killer's next victim. Writing to the police and press, the Son of Sam would claim to relish his 'work' and that he was programmed to kill. A massive manhunt would lead police to David Berkowitz - a lonely young man, adopted at birth, who claimed he was commanded to do the devil's work by a neighbour's barking dog. So was the Son of Sam driven by demons? Wreaking a bitter revenge fuelled by mental illness? Or was he programmed from birth to be a serial murderer?

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Colin Ireland: The Gay Slayer
12 votes

#22 - Colin Ireland: The Gay Slayer

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/21/2012

A profile of infamous serial killer Colin Ireland, who lured five gay men to their deaths and taunted the press and police as he heightened the intensity of each murder.

Herbert Mullin: The Serial Killing Saviour
8 votes

#23 - Herbert Mullin: The Serial Killing Saviour

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/16/2012

The psychology of Herbert William Mullin who murdered 13 people in southern California in the early 1970s but claimed his victims were sacrificed to save the lives of others. The programme explores how investigators brought an end to his crimes and experts discuss what might have driven him to kill. There is also an interview with Mullin himself. Last in the series., Serial Killing Saviour: Born to Kill. To Kill? Series profiling infamous serial killers. Was the heinous serial killer Herbert William Mullin driven by nature or nurture? Featuring a unique interview with the murderer himself.

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Bill Suff: The Riverside Killer
13 votes

#24 - Bill Suff: The Riverside Killer

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/6/2016

American serial killer Bill Suff, who is thought to have murdered between 12 and 22 people during an 18-year spree. Described as a mild-mannered loner, Suff raped, stabbed, strangled, and sometimes mutilated prostitutes in California, beginning in 1986. In January 1992, he was arrested after a routine traffic stop.

The Washington Snipers
16 votes

#25 - The Washington Snipers

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/10/2005

This edition explores the case of the Washington Snipers, who wreaked terror upon the city in 2002.

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