What to watch if you've liked 'The Ted Bundy Tapes'
Netflix's Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes gained acclaim for the probing look into the life of one of America's most prolific killers. It exposed the sense of entitlement at the heart of the murderer. While the series was unsettling, some viewers might be looking for similar chilling content. Here are 5 shows to watch if you liked The Ted Bundy Tapes.
JonBenet Ramsey, a child beauty queen, was found brutally murdered in her own family home in Boulder, Colorado. Suspicion fell on the family members but the murder was never solved. Casting JonBenet is a documentary film that explores how the crime affected the hometown community while eliciting responses from various members to show the collective mythologies and memories inspired by the crime.
If the sociopathic manipulation of Ted Bundy had your skin crawling, then Abducted in Plain Sight should be right up your alley. The documentary chronicles the real-life story of a naive church-going family in Idaho, the Brobergs, who fall prey to their sociopathic neighbor. As a result, their 12-year-old daughter Jan Broberg was repeatedly abused by this neighbor with her parents' knowledge.
Captive for 18 years: The Jaycee Lee Story is a chilling look into the horrors of captivity after an abduction. The story explores the life of Jaycee Dugard who was kidnapped on her way to the school bus stop in 1991. She was held captive by a sex offender, Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy, for 18 years. The documentary is extremely disturbing.
Ted Bundy's confession tapes are the selling point of the popular Netflix show and give us a critical look into the mind of the serial killer. However, what happens when the confessional tapes cannot be trusted. The Confession Tapes looks at several true crime stories where American law enforcement agencies use underhand means to coerce confessions from naive suspects in absence of concrete evidence.
David Fincher's Mindhunter is perhaps Netflix's best take on all things involving serial killers. Documenting the journey of two FBI agents as they attempt to profile serial killers, the show gives a glimpse into the life of some chilling real-life killers who have been fictionalized, like Ed Kemper. This series is essentially a guide into what goes on inside the minds of serial killers.