The big question is: If you watch this video on a loop for a day does it inspire more or less Christmas cheer?
Or does it simply turn viewers into serial killers, like Ed Kemper in Netflix’s “Mindhunter”? Kemper, played by Cameron Britton, is seen in the above video eating an egg salad sandwich to get fans of the show into the holiday spirit. We think.
Ed is one of many real-life psychopaths studied by FBI experts on the show, in its first season.
While the Netflix show, executive produced by David Fincher, is largely fictional, it’s based on real events and is careful to stay true to the historical facts of the serial killers it depicts.
Does that mean one of the real killers had an egg salad sandwich fetish? We’re not quite sure. But here’s what we know of the real-life Kemper:
He earned his nickname of “the co-ed killer” because he had a reputation for picking up female hitchhikers. In the seventies, he killed six women in Santa Cruz that he had picked up. As a teenager, Kemper killed both of his grandparents and later murdered his mother and her friend. He turned himself into police in 1973.
The critically acclaimed Netflix crime drama was renewed in late November for a second season, less than two months after it bowed on the streaming service.
The Joe Penhall-created series stars Jonathan Groff (“Looking”), Holt McCallany (“Sully”), Anna Torv (“Fringe”), Hannah Gross (“Unless”) and new kid on the block Britton, who took on the role of serial killer Ed Kemper to rave reviews.
All 10 episodes of the first season of “Mindhunter” premiered on Netflix on Oct. 13.
The series is executive produced by Fincher, along with Joshua Donen, Charlize Theron and Cean Chaffin.