Reality is far more complex than fiction. While horror movies give us goosebumps, crime documentaries unravel dark truth before us, thus much terrifying! However, the adrenaline rush we experience while watching a true-crime documentary is undeniable, making us crave more.
If you are also a crime fanatic, here are the top 3 serial killer documentaries on Netflix you can stream right now. Before that, do not forget to lock your doors!
1. The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea
Between 2003 and 2004, entire families were killed in their homes in Seoul, South Korea. Yoo Young-Chul was the murderer who broke into four wealthy residents bludgeoning the entire family to death.
Besides the affluent families of Seoul, he attacked women walking on the streets at night, murdering them with the same pattern. From May 2004, the prostitutes from the red light area also started disappearing after getting house calls from unknown numbers.
Netflix’s crime docuseries The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea documented the murder spree of this serial killer across Seoul from September 2003 to July 2004. He confessed to 26 murders, mainly women and rich families of Seoul. The horror of the murders, then decapitating and even eating some of the organs of his victims, will make you look over your shoulder.
This series is not for weak hearts as it is full of graphic violence with so much blood and gory.
2. American Murder: The Family Next Door
This Netflix crime documentary recreates the story of how a ‘happy’ Watts family went topsy-turvy overnight. Chris Watts, a husband and a father of two, killed his wife, Shanann Watts, along with his two little daughters and an unborn son in 2018. It took only a few days for the police to solve the case after getting CCTV footage from a neighbour of the Watts family.
You may know about this case considering several video footages and the huge media attention it got. However, chilling twists of the events, the great direction and mesmerising cinematography make American Murder: The Family Next Door an instant hit for crime
fanatics. This crime documentary on Netflix has already got more than 52 million views worldwide.
3. Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer
Richard Ramirez, better known as Night Stalker, was one of the most notorious serial killers in the history of America, with a record of 13 murders, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries. The cruelty and callousness of his crimes startled the world, and are they have revived once again on Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer on Netflix.
This documentary shows how the brutal serial killer was hunted down, arrested and brought to justice. The interviews of an eyewitness of the criminal, the surviving abducted girl and the police officials and detectives give ins and outs of the case, making it one of the best serial killer documentaries on Netflix.
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