One year (and a hundred more murders) since the last sold-out session, writer and pop culture critic Martyn Pedler returns for a look at film and television's loveable monsters, maniacs and killers.
"It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have," drawled Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven.
So why do we open our hearts to the likes of Dexter Morgan as he butchers another victim and winks at the camera?
From Hannibal Lector to Patrick Bateman, the Joker to Jack Bauer, Pedler asks how it is that the Dexters of popular culture make us overlook their obvious psychological deficiencies and love them - blood splatters and all.
This sequel to the popular Loveable Murderers talk includes updated new material on Dexter Morgan as a family man and the finale of 24.