5 gripping true crime documentaries to watch on Netflix
Crime amazes us, isn't it? The thought process a criminal undergoes is intriguing and so, we scavenge through materials to know how they executed their offences. This is where real crime documentaries come to play, and Netflix has a great collection of the same. This weekend, try watching a few. If you are still there, let us have a look at the top five.
Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes is first on this list. Helmed and created by Michael Harte (Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer), it is a British documentary film. Via a collection of spine-chilling audio recordings of Scottish serial killer and necrophile Dennis Nilsen aka Muswell Hill Murderer, it allows you to know how he carried out his 12-15 murders.
The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness highlights the crimes of David Berkowitz, a serial killer dubbed as the ".44 Caliber Killer," owing to the namesake gun he would use to kill his victims. It also shows how investigative journalist Maury Terry believed that the murders were linked to a satanic cult and that Berkowitz didn't act alone. The documentary released last May.
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer occupies the third place. "Beneath the sunlit glamour of 1985 LA lurks a relentlessly evil serial killer. In this true-crime story, two detectives won't rest until they catch him," reads the synopsis. It's about Richard Ramirez, also known as the Walk-in Killer and Night Stalker. He was a notorious murderer, kidnapper, rapist, child molester, and burglar.
Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan narrates the story of Billy Milligan (born William Stanley Milligan) aka The Campus Rapist. He was arrested in 1977 for kidnapping, robbery and raping three women on the Ohio State University campus. However, he was cleared of the charges due to his Dissociative Identity Disorder, which apparently caused him to have no recollection of his crimes.
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes rounds up the list. This American documentary tells the story of Theodore Robert Bundy, an American serial killer who murdered, kidnapped and raped at least 20 young women in the 1970s. The series consists of interviews and rare video and audio footage from the archives that were recorded when Bundy was on death row.