"It's not easy butchering people, it's hard work...You know there's a lot more like me," is the unnerving opener for Netflix new original serial killer series Mindhunter.

Throughout history the fascination with serial killers has been well documented from Jack the Ripper to Charles Manson with countless films and TV shows made about these psychopathic criminals and their victims. Why do they do it? What motivates them? How will law enforcement identify who the serial killer is and catch them? All these questions provide powerful narratives and the streamer's Mindhunter delves deep into this intriguing and nightmare-inducing realm.

Directed by filmmaker David Fincher - who has directed a roll call of the most terrifying psychological thrillers including Gone Girl, Fight Club, Se7en, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - if the trailer is anything to go by, Mindhunter looks set to deliver the same unnerving-yet-compelling viewing as Fincher's previous stellar work. 

Based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, the Netflix series is set in 1979 and follows Holden Ford played by American Sniper's Jonathon Groff, an agent from the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit. Ford has been tasked with investigating brutal serial crimes and understanding the ciminals behind the crimes using any method he can, including the highly unorthodox approach of interviewing incarcerated serial killers.

Watch the trailer here:

Mindhunter will premier on Netflix October 13, 2017.

Fan of ‘The Fall’? You’re going to love Netflix ‘Mindhunter’