True grue: Doccies that’ll give you a small-screen skrik

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True grue: Doccies that’ll give you a small-screen skrik

Dead right for Halloween, these are Netflix’s most notorious true crime movies and docu-series

Crystal Andrews


With Halloween around the corner, you’d think there’s nothing scarier than a grisly, gory horror-slashing movie. But how about a grisly, gory horror slashing that happened in real life? If you’re ready to come face to face with some eerie, bizarre and sensational murders that may have happened just around the corner from where you live, Netflix’s true crime offering will have you looking over your shoulder all month long.
From Making A Murderer: Part 2 (arriving October 19)  to The Staircase, here are some notorious true crime movies and docu-series that’ll be sure to chill you to the bone.
The Staircase
The compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed. New episodes of this true crime phenomenon will air alongside the original series. Produced by Matthieu Belghiti and produced and directed by Academy-award winner Jean-Xavier de Lestrade.
Making A Murderer S2
Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to the Midwest where they have exclusive access to Steven Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey, their families and the legal teams fighting for justice on their behalf. Over the course of 10 new episodes, it is an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved.
The Keepers
From director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, Good Ol’ Freda) comes a riveting seven-part documentary series about the unsolved murder of a Baltimore nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.
Murder Files
Examines some of the UK's most recent major criminal investigations.
Stalkers Who Kill
A law student, a protective mother, a Hooters waitress and others are targeted by men whose affections become dangerous and violent.
Evil Genius
The truth behind an extraordinary criminal case known as the “pizza bomber heist” is brought to light in the four-part Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist. In 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania, a robbery gone wrong and a terrifying public murder capture the nation’s attention. A bizarre collection of Midwestern hoarders, outcasts and lawbreakers play cat-and-mouse with the FBI.

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