Each of the three original episodes covered the cases of various groups of women who were united by the central theme of the episode.These three episodes of the show were narrated by Marsha Crenshaw.In 16th century Central Europe, Elizabeth Báthory, a Hungarian noblewoman, was obsessed with youth and beauty.According to legend, Báthory murdered as many as 650 young women, believing that drinking their blood would preserve her youth.
In Romania during the 1920s and 1930s, Vera Renczi's fears of infidelity and abandonment ostensibly caused her to murder the men in her life.In the state of Washington, Linda Burfield Hazzard, a doctor and a delusional "fasting specialist", believed she could "heal" her patients through exhausting diets and starvation.Hazzard's practice of starvation resulted in the death of a visiting English heiress in 1911 and many others.Sylvia Seegrist – In a rage driven by years of untreated schizophrenia, the 25-year-old Army enthusiast opened fire on innocent shoppers in a Philadelphia-area mall in 1985. Christina Marie Riggs – In Sherwood, Arkansas, depression and debt drove Riggs to smother her own children to death in 1997 and attempt suicide afterwards. She was found guilty of second degree murder and was sentenced to 65 years in prison, but died in prison during her sentence.Judy Buenoano – Over a twelve-year period, the Starke, Florida-based serial killer secretly murdered her husband and son and attempted to murder a second husband to claim on insurance policies she'd set up in advance. Eugenia Falleni – Born a woman, but living as a man under the name "Harry Crawford" in conservative turn-of-the-20th century Sydney, Australia, Falleni killed her partner, Annie Birkett, in 1917 to keep her true gender concealed.