5 Disturbing Criminal Minds Episodes That Will Ruin Your Sleep

5 Disturbing Criminal Minds Episodes That Will Ruin Your Sleep
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Who said a TV episode can’t make your skin crawl?

Criminal Minds is a show that masterfully blends psychological thrillers with chilling crime drama.

Among its vast collection of episodes, some stand out for their ability to truly unnerve and disturb. These episodes are definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Our Darkest Hour (Season 5, Episode 23)

This episode wraps up the season with a super creepy story about a mean serial killer freaking out Los Angeles during power blackouts. Inspired by the real-life Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez, this character, played by Tim Curry, ruthlessly rapes and murders his victims in the dark.

Rabid (Season 9, Episode 18)

This episode takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and dives into a really freaky case where the killer, David Cunningham, uses rabies to do his dirty work. Set off by his brother's death, he goes on a messed-up spree to spread rabies, setting off a chain reaction of infections among his victims.

This creepy story, combined with the fact that the killer used to work with animals, makes for a seriously unsettling situation that gives the audience the chills.

The Lesson (Season 8, Episode 10)

In The Lesson, the BAU faces a series of murders done in a very eerie way. The killer takes it to a whole new level by turning his victims into actual puppets, using their bodies.

These murders are seriously creepy, like something out of a horror movie. The way they're done, with the bodies messed up, it's just super disturbing. You'll be thinking about it way past the end of the episode.

North Mammon (Season 2, Episode 7)

This episode presents a disturbing scenario where a man kidnaps three teenage girls and traps them in a cellar. The psychological terror escalates when he forces them to choose which one of them will die.

This episode really grabs your attention because it doesn't hold back on showing just how brutal the choices these poor victims have to make can be.

God Complex (Season 8, Episode 4)

In God Complex, the BAU team tracks down an amateur surgeon in New Mexico, who gruesomely amputates limbs from random victims. The discovery of a legless body in the desert and another victim in the hospital heightens the suspense as the team races to prevent more such horrific acts.