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    The Long Island Serial Killer – Mini Series (2016)

    On January 25, 2011, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer confirmed that the dead bodies police found in Long Island were all women who worked as escorts, advertised on Craigslist — and were probably murdered by a serial killer. The bodies of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25, of Norwich, Connecticut; Melissa Barthelemy, 24, of Erie County, […]

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    The Toy Box (2016)

    A state employee (David Parker Ray) wreaks havoc on Southwestern New Mexico, abducting women then keep them captive in his homemade torture chamber, the toy box. It Takes A Killer investigates the world’s most notorious murders and takes you inside the minds of the killers. Expert investigators review evidence, profile each killer’s behavior, and […]

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    Pandora’s Box: Unleashing Evil – Season 1 (2016)

    Pandora’s Box explores what happens when a garden-variety crime ignites a startling chain of events and unravels a tangled web of terror. Just when authorities think they’ve cracked the case, a new detail reveals they’ve only scratched the surface. amazon IMDB (8.5) Episode 1: “Dungeon of Dread” When an off-duty police officer in San […]

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    Killer in the Woods (2003)

    On the evening of 26 November 2000, Leeds teenager Leanne Tiernan, 16, was on her way home when she disappeared. Studying for her GCSEs, Tiernan had been shopping for Christmas gifts in the city with her friend, Sarah Whitehouse. The girls had shared a bus ride into the suburb of Bramley and parted near […]

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    The Murder Detectives – Mini Series (2015)

    A harrowing story of the senseless murder of a teenager. Except this isn’t a drama, it’s very real. This extraordinary documentary series follows the police investigation into the stabbing of Nicholas Robinson, 19, who was killed in Bristol in March last year. Following every twist and turn, it’s shot as a drama filmed over […]

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    A.K.A. Serial Killer (1969)

    Before he went off to join the Japanese Red Army, avant-garde filmmaker Masao Adachi crafted a number of politically-minded films including the unnerving 1969 feature A.K.A. Serial Killer. Drawing from the radical Marxist “landscape theory” that Adachi helped develop, the film tells the true story of nineteen-year-old serial murderer Norio Nagayama through biographical information […]

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    The Interrupters (2011)

    Made in collaboration with the journalist Alex Kotlowitz on whose New York Times article the film is based, The Interrupters centres on CeaseFire, an organisation established in African-American and Hispanic Chicago in 1995 on the initiative of the epidemiologist Gary Slutkin who aimed to fight the endemic violence in Chicago’s ghettos by bringing to […]

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    Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded (2014)

    In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago. Cocaine Cowboys is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States. But it isn’t the whole story – Pulling from hundreds of hours of […]

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    Executions (1995)

    “Executions” is a documentary showing real footage of the many different methods humanity has used through-out history for capital punishment. During the film, the makers point out how unjustifiable the death penalty is in every situation, so they do take a staunch stance against what they’re presenting. Footage from live executions are shown in […]

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    Escobar’s Hitman (2017)

    John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, aka ‘Popeye’, is something of a local hero to many in the Colombian city of Medellin. He’s stopped in the streets and asked for autographs and selfies. His celebrity is undiminished after spending 23 years in jail. In the heyday of the infamous Medellin drug cartel, he worked for Pablo […]

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    Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

    Some true-crime documentaries have to embellish and overstate to justify giving so much attention to a garden-variety criminal case. Not “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” which has its premiere Monday night on HBO. The strangeness of this killing speaks for itself, and the director, Erin Lee Carr, largely just lets it do so. The focus […]

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    Haiti: The Prison from Hell (2016)

    Reporter Seyi Rhodes and director Kate Godfrey gain access to one of the most notorious prisons in the world – Haiti’s National Penitentiary, where 80% of inmates have been locked up without being convicted of any crime, in some cases for nearly 10 years. The team meet the campaigners and lawyers trying to free […]

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    Rikers: An American Jail (2016)

    The United States is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with over 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons. To understand the human toll of this crisis, Rikers Island is a good place to start. Of the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day, almost 80 percent […]

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    Fritzl: What Happened Next (2017)

    When Elisabeth Fritzl spoke to police at the end of her 24-year-captivity ordeal at the hands of her father, she shocked officers with her words. “No one will believe me anyway”, Elisabeth told Willibald Reitner, who in April 2008 was the head of criminal investigation in Amstetten, the Austrian city where Fritzl kept his […]

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    Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017)

    “We doctors were wrong in thinking that opioids couldn’t be used long term. They can be and they should be.” Those are some of the first words of Warning: This Drug May Kill You, HBO’s new documentary about America’s opioid epidemic. Intercut with grainy video footage of men and women — many of whom […]

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    Welcome to Leith (2015)

    Very early in Welcome to Leith, one of the inhabitants of a small North Dakota town asks us to imagine an evil it didn’t even know existed before it showed up and moved across the street. That’s just what happened to the 24 isolated inhabitants of tiny Leith when Craig Cobb, an avowed white […]

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    Identity Theft: An Educational Documentary (2012)

    Identity theft happens when fraudsters access enough information about someone’s identity (such as their name, date of birth, current or previous addresses) to commit identity fraud. Identity theft can take place whether the fraud victim is alive or deceased. If you’re a victim of identity theft, it can lead to fraud that can have […]

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    Deep Water: The Real Story (2016)

    Deep Water: The Real Story is a documentary film about the gay hate crimes that plagued Sydney in the 1980s and 1990s. The hatred towards gay people and the incompetency of the NSW Police Force in this time is more than uncovered in what is an eye opening documentation of the high level of […]

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    Death Diploma (1987)

    A shocking look at America’s most notorious and savage murderers. Includes Charles Manson and his family, Kenneth Bianchi “The Hillside Strangler”, Henry Lee Lucas, and Ottis Toole. Has some interview footage and recounts their deeds. imdb IMDB (6.6) Charles Manson @ Murderpedia Kenneth Bianchi @ Murderpedia Henry Lee Lucas @ Murderpedia Ottis Toole @ […]

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    Blood in the Face (1991)

    A riveting, jaw-dropping view of America’s white supremacy movement. Rare archival footage, darkly humorous interviews, and their own promotional materials bring to light the inner workings of the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazi Party, the Aryan Nation, The Order and other radical right groups. With a folksy, matter-of-fact certainty, the men and women […]

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    Just Another Missing Kid (1982)

    On July 10, 1978, 19 year-old Eric Wilson left his Ottawa home and set out alone in his van for Boulder, Colorado where he was to attend a summer course. Four days later, he called from Nebraska and told his brother he’d had trouble with the van, and promised to call the next day […]

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    The Cult Next Door (2017)

    Remember the south London slavery case that came to light in 2013? Maoist Aravindan Balakrishnan, “Comrade Bala”, had kept several women prisoner in a house in Lambeth for decades, brainwashing them and subjecting them to emotional and physical abuse. Now, filmmaker Vanessa Engle has made a documentary about it, The Cult Next Door (BBC2), […]