2021 · Arts

5 True Crime Shows to Watch on Netflix

If you have been following my blog for a while, then you will be aware that I find true crime fascinating. I will quite often be sat there reading a true crime book or watching a show. Today’s post is going to be focusing on the latter.

Netflix has a wide variety of true crime shows to watch. Amazingly, I still haven’t watched all of them yet but I thought I would share 5 shows with you all today that you simply must watch.

American Murder: The Family Next Door

American Murder: The Family Next door tells the story of the 2018 Watts Family murders that took place in Colorado in the USA. The documentary uses archival footage to showcase the events that occurred. I knew of this event that had taken place after watching Kendall Rae’s video on it 3 years ago. It broke my heart at the time to think that could possibly happen and it broke my heart watching this documentary. It certainly wasn’t an easy watch but one I highly recommend.

I Am a Killer

I Am a Killer features a different person in each episode on death row convicted of murder. They recount the events that led up to the crimes they committed, talk about their motivations and how they now feel about their actions after spending time on death row. I am yet to watch Season 2 but I thoroughly enjoyed Season 1. It really forces you to think. There are times where you feel sorry for the inmate, times when you feel repulsed and times where you have no opinion. It’s such a thought-provoking series so this is a definite big recommend.

Unsolved Mysteries

Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix is a reboot of the original series that originally aired from 1987 until 2010. Each episode covers a different cold case, missing person, conspiracy theory or paranormal situations. It’s a documentary series and one that is absolutely fascinating. Some of the episodes featured talk about UFO sightings, ghost sightings etc which I equally find as fascinating as the true crime episodes.

The Confession Killer

The Confession Killer is all about the serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. Lucas was convicted of murdering 11 people but there was a period whilst he was in custody where he confessed to the murders of up to 200 people. It eventually stemmed that the majority of if not all of these confessions were false. This documentary explores how he came to confess to crimes he didn’t commit. I was completely infuriated watching this documentary. I couldn’t believe some of the things that were happening and what transpired when he confessed.

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Conversations with a Killer is all about the notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy. Piecing together archival footage and audio recordings of Bundy himself whilst he was on death row, this documentary provides analysis of Bundy’s life from the man himself. This makes the documentary even more creepy, as you’re able to see Bundy himself discuss what he did. It’s frightening.

Thank you for reading!

Love Beth

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