'Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer’: Air date, how to live stream, plot and all about Oxygen docu

‘Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer’ is the first episode of Oxygen's Serial Killer Week starting April 10

                            'Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer’: Air date, how to live stream, plot and all about Oxygen docu
Joel Rifkin was arrested in June 1993 (Screengrab/ Oxygen)

For years, the gory life details of serial killers have fascinated many. Some may find them disturbing and hard to watch or listen to, but there is a separate group of people who love exploring this not-so-pleasant side of the genre. And Oxygen’s Serial Killer Week is all that crime thriller lovers can want in their lives. From April 10 to April 18, every night on Oxygen is going to be about notorious criminals.

The first episode of the week is a two-hour special premiere of ‘Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer’. In the documentary, viewers will get to hear the voice of Joel Rifkin, who prowled the streets of New York between 1989 and 1993, and reportedly killed 17 women before being arrested on June 28, 1993.


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Release date

‘Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer’ releases Saturday, April 10 at 7 pm ET/PT.


Oxygen’s synopsis of the documentary states, “Through newly revealed interviews from Attica Correctional Facility, New York’s most prolific serial killer, Joel Rifkin, reveals key insights into the mind of a monster exclusively to Oxygen. With unprecedented interviews with Rifkin’s childhood friends, investigators on the case, and those closest to the victims, viewers will be offered fresh perspective into the psyche of the infamous serial killer. How did he continue to fly under the radar while committing 17 murders? Those closest to the case reveal how Rifkin became the invisible madman who made headlines and almost got away with murder.”

Screenshot from ‘Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer’ (Oxygen)


Emmy-nominated executive producer and founder of Marabella Productions, Mark Marabella, has directed the episode. He also serves as its executive producer along with Annelise Baer, Breanna Fars, Nancy Glass, Shekinah Henderson, Jon Hirsch, Eric Neuhaus, Matt Noce, and Lori Siegel. He is in the business for more than two decades while “developing, writing, producing, or directing over 200 hours of comedy, concerts, talk shows, documentary specials, and non-fiction series for VH1, Discovery, I.D., Science, History, National Geographic, MSNBC, Travel Channel, and PBS,” as per IMDB.

The site also adds that before starting his production house, Marabella “was the show runner and writer of 60 hours of Discovery's top-rated prime-time true crime procedural series THE FBI FILES for three and half seasons. Through his storytelling, the award-winning series became number one on Discovery two years running, remaining among Discovery's top-rated shows of all time, more recently anchoring the launch of Discovery's, I.D. Thirty episodes of the series can now be seen on Netflix and Amazon.”

The show's cast include names like Jeff Ayars, Candy Fox, Nicole Fragala, Emmanuel Kerry, Robert Mladinich, Amanda Paul, Nicole Stoica, and Osondu Thambo.



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