3 Must-See Documentaries About Serial Killers

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3 Must-See Documentaries About Serial Killers

Celebrating the broadcast of the French thriller Blood Brothers, about a young man accused of being a serial killer behind the murder of four young women, we have selected three worth-watching documentaries about serial killers.

Making a Murderer

One of the most awarded and famous crime documentary series of recent years, Making a Murderer took the world by storm in 2015 upon release. The series tells the story of Steven Avery, a man from Wisconsin that served 18 years in prison for the wrongful conviction of sexual assault and attempted murder. He was again charged in 2005 and convicted in 2007 for the murder of a woman named Teresa Halbach. The connected story is that of Brendan Dassey, accused and convicted as an accessory in the murder.

The show has caused outrage and surprise among those who believe in Avery’s guilt, and even more in those worldwide who rely on his innocence. Making a Murderer won several awards, including four Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016.

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

This is a documentary that will leave you aghast! This award-winning documentary looks at Aileen Wuornos convicted of killing 7 men while working as a prostitute in Florida. Serving as a continuation of an earlier documentary, the film focuses on Wuornos' declining mental state and the questionable judgment to execute her even though her being of unsound mind. The documentary peaks in a final interview with Wuornos one day before her execution. In the dialogue, she states that she was tortured while in prison and claims that the prison used "sonic pressure" to control or alter her mental state.

The Pig Farm

Canada is known to be a country of peace and love, and many of the crimes rarely make it to the worldwide headlines – this documentary changes all that! This award-winning investigation digs into the crimes of Canada’s most famous serial killer, Robert Pickton. This documentary explores why it took so many years to capture and convict Pickton and provides troubling revelations about who knew what, and when.

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