‘Mindhunter 2’ Casting Is Creepily Accurate And People’s Minds Are Blown
But beyond the gripping plot - which follows FBI agent Holden Ford, Bill Tench and psychologist Dr Wendy Carr as they explore the minds of some of the most dangerous serial killers - fans were most creeped out by the eerily accurate casting, which makes the whole series even more spine-chilling.
This season is set between the years 1979 and 1981 - two years after the first - and explores the infamous Atlanta Child Murders as well as Charles Manson's cult and the killings of New York serial killer David Berkowitz, known as Son of Sam.
I don't care what you say Mind Hunter casted so incredibly well. #MindhunterSeason2 #Mindhunter pic.twitter.com/yYkdRYgf8H
- Aves (@avery_elizaB) August 18, 2019
And it didn't take long for viewers to share their awe at the likeness between many of the actors and the serial killers they were playing, taking to social media in horror.
One wrote: "Finished watching the newest season of MindHunter. What a show. So addictive, and so well made. What creeped me out the most was the choice of casting. Some of the actors looks like a replica of who they are representing. Absolutely chilling."
While another agreed, writing: "Extremely disturbed at how incredible Mindhunter's casting directors are."
One particular likeness that left fans chilled to the bone was that of actor Oliver Cooper and Son of Sam, the killer who pled guilty to eight separate shooting attacks during the summer of 1976.
Check out @MINDHUNTER_ tonight at midnight on @netflix. I play the infamous serial killer David Berkowitz (son of Sam). Beyond blessed to be a part of an incredible show. pic.twitter.com/uMpeu53zgM
- Oliver Cooper (@TheOliverCooper) August 16, 2019
Facially, the pair are uncannily similar to each other, right down to their identical hairstyles.
"There's no way they didn't time travel and grab the young son of sam for Mindhunter that casting is just too good to be true," one viewer wrote online while watching the series.
"Obviously Mindhunter does an incredible job casting EVERY serial killer it portrays, but holy sh*t Damon Herriman as Manson is *insanely* good.
"He nailed the look, the mannerisms, the attitude, the voice. so mesmerising to watch," another wrote.
Among others, the series also depicts the BTK killer Dennis Rader, who murdered ten people in Kansas between 1974 and 1991 and sent taunting letters.
Actor Sonny Valicenti sports the exact same moustache, balding head of hair and glasses as the sinister murderer, to the point where it actually gives us the heebie-jeebies.
The series has already received much acclaim following its release, and has a perfect score of 100 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.
After watching this, we're going to be having nightmares for weeks...
Mindhunter season two is available to stream now on Netflix.
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