Criminal Minds is not the kind of show that you would casually discuss with friends, but it has surely stood up on its own in the last ten years or so of its existence. The show’s TRPs speak up for the show, and the creators have been extremely careful about keeping the cases interesting, fresh and compelling to watch. The show has cruised along over 200 episodes, and never once did we see the show losing its steam in spite of numerous cast changes, and two spin-offs for distraction.
Those who watch the show know the term “UnSub” or Unknown Subject very well. These are the baddies that the BAU deal with, and each one is different from the other. Some are mentally ill while some are psychopaths; some are dealing with childhood trauma and so on. Their method of execution is also different from each other.. all we can say is that when you thought that one particular UnSub was the most brutal, there comes along another one a few episodes later that surpasses the previous one. Here is a list of top 10 UnSubs from the show that sent a chill running down your spine:
10) Adam Rain (Brad Dourif)
This mentally ill person has witnessed the murder of his father by a robber at a tender age, the impressions of which still stay with him. The guilt in his mind is that he should have helped his dad to ward off the robber, and so, to make amendments now, he finds real-life marionettes and stages the re-enactment of the crime. All this, because he believes that his father’s marionettes are real, and so he dislocates the shoulders of his victim’s and bores holes in their hands to ‘help’ them become a marionette.
9) Roger And Anita Roycewood (Bud Cort And Beth Grant)
This husband-wife couple owns a funeral home, and they kidnap children. They kidnapped 12 children where Anita would pretend to be looking for her child hysterically, and the moment the target child’s parents would get distracted, Roger would snatch the child. They kept these 12 children in their house, and when one of them misbehaved, they killed and cremated that child. Creepy to the core! Anita was the ringleader in the crime, while Roger was the subservient partner, giving in to her demands. Both were mentally troubled!