Crime procedural fans know that Criminal Minds is streaming on Paramount+. The show is based on the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit which consults on cases that could benefit from developing a profile of the unidentified suspect. This is a popular subject for TV and film and has also been the subject of the Academy Award-winning horror movie The Silence of the Lambs (1991) as well as the Netflix series Mindhunter (2017-2020).
You may not want to binge the whole series (there are 16 seasons and hundreds of episodes), but horror fans will want to check out Tim Curry’s guest arc as a serial killer known as “The Prince of Darkness”. Curry has been praised as the creepiest villain of the many serial killers the BAU has investigated. His arc takes place over two episodes: the fifth season finale and the sixth season’s opener (episodes 5:23 “Our Darkest Hour” and 6:1 “Longest Night”).
The premise of the show is pretty straightforward so you won’t miss much if you’d just like to view these two episodes as a standalone Tim Curry movie.