In “Criminal Minds” Season 5, Episode 7, “The Performer,” the BAU takes a dark turn into the world of goth musicians that pretend to be vampires. Rock performer Paul, who goes by his stage name of “Dante” — played by the lead singer of the rock band Bush, Gavin Rossdale — is framed by his longtime manager Ray Campion (Eddie Jemison) for a series of murders that Ray believes will help the musician’s next album sell more copies.
Murder in the name of sales and publicity is already a heinous act. Still, Ray takes it a step further by convincing a teen girl who is a huge fan of Dante’s to not only assist with the murders, but to suck the blood from the victims and leave behind a mark carved into their skin, reading “The Liar” — the title of Dante’s upcoming album.
As a manager, framing your client is a twisted act, and involving a teenager to make millions of devoted fans believe that vampires truly exist is just plain creepy. But, for attempting to convince the world that a goth rock star is an authentic vampire, Ray takes the cake as the creepiest unsub of “Criminal Minds” Season 5.