Discovery+ is back with another installment in their Shock Docs series with a look at the story of serial killer Danny Rolling, who is infamously known as The Gainesville Ripper, with “Scream: The True Story” which arrives on January 14th, 2022.
The special looks at the horrifying tale, and will feature paranormal investigator Steve Shippy and renowned psychic medium Cindy Kaza teaming up to investigate Rollins’ claims that a demon forced him to kill. The two are the first ever to conduct a paranormal investigation at the campsite near the University of Florida campus, where Rollins targeted and stalked his victims, as well his childhood home in Louisiana, where claims of a poltergeist have surfaced.
According the official synopsis: “Beginning in 1989, Danny Rolling stalked and murdered eight victims in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Gainesville, Florida, including five college students. Rolling claimed he was possessed by a demon named ‘Gemini’ when he committed his crimes; he was eventually convicted and executed in 2006.”
A press release explains:
“We all know the Scream films, but the inspiration behind them is a terrifying true story that many don’t know,” said Shippy. “As we began to peel back the layers, the investigation became more and more disturbing. There was a malicious, devious energy coming at us from every angle. It felt like pure evil.”
“This was one of the most intense and challenging experiences I’ve ever had,” said Kaza. “We made contact with a sinister presence, and it was definitely the most manipulative spirit that I have ever worked with. I felt like I was being messed with during the entire investigation. It shook me to my core.”
“Shippy and Kaza are confronted by powerful malevolent energy during their intense investigation – could it be the demonic force that possessed Rolling, or is it the spirit of Rolling himself? Fearing for everyone’s safety, they call in a demonologist to conduct an exorcism and help battle off the evil forces.”