Category Archives: True Crime Documentary

10 Documentaries On Netflix Better Than Making A Murderer

Upon its release in 2015, Netflix’s Making a Murderer redefined the true crime documentary genre and was received with critical acclaim.

The series tells the story of Steven Avery who, following his 2003 release after serving 18 years in prison for a sexual assault he didn’t commit, was re-arrested along with his nephew Brendan Dassey and charged with the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.

The show’s first season follows Avery after his trial and subsequent legal case against Manitowoc County for his wrongful imprisonment until he is re-arrested. The series then focuses on the trial, and the alleged prosecutorial misconduct, which resulted in both Avery and Dassey being convicted.

Despite the rave reviews from critics, many law enforcement officials and members of Halbach’s family have criticised the series for being one-sided towards Avery’s innocence.

In addition, the show’s second season, which debuted in October 2018, failed to achieve the same critical

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Blood stream: the best in true crime

Can you figure out who did it?

At the heart of almost every true-crime documentary is a whodunit, or — if you already know the answer — a how done it or why done it or why-is-the-system-done-like-this. We’re in the midst of a boom in the genre, prompted by the success of the 2014 Serial podcast and Netflix’s Making a Murderer in 2015. Audiences have been captivated by stories of unsolved murders, wrongful convictions and everything in between. And with the recent debut of Making a Murderer Part 2 (now streaming on Netflix), the flood of docs shows no signs of slowing down.

If you’ve already devoured all 10 episodes of Murderer Part 2 or are just looking for a new mystery, here are some great true-crime documentary films and series (and one hilarious parody) available to stream.

The Keepers (Netflix): Keepers is likely the best true-crime docuseries in the recent

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Could ‘Making A Murderer’ stars be the big winners of the US midterm elections?

There’s new hope of a pardon for Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey

The imprisoned stars of Netflix’s Making A Murderer may be freed thanks to a US midterm election result.

Democrat Tony Evers gained control of governorship in Wisconsin today (November 7), which is the state that the true-crime documentary is set in, and with his appointment comes fresh demands to grant a pardon.

Tony Evers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jerome Buting, Steven Avery’s trial lawyer for the murder of Teresa Halbach, has called for the Governor-elect to free Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, who was also convicted for involvement in the crime.

True-crime documentaries: 10 best films and series to stream

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Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer’ returns with 10 new episodes. It updates viewers on Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey’s attempts to turn around their convictions of murdering Teresa Halbach. (Oct. 23)
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Can you figure out who did it?

At the heart of almost every true-crime documentary is a whodunit, or – if you already know the answer – a how done it or why done it or why-is-the-system-done-like-this. Ever since the 2014  “Serial” podcast and Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” in 2015, we’re in the midst of a boom in the genre. Audiences have been captivated by stories of unsolved murders, wrongful convictions and everything between. And with the recent debut of “Making

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The Most Popular Netflix Documentary in Each State

Not every city is destined to survive forever. In the 19th century, plenty of towns established during mining, oil, and railway booms flourished for a few decades, then shriveled up when their single source of economic support dried up, leaving entire towns abandoned. Geotab recently mapped out more than 3800 of these ghost towns across the U.S., diving into what areas have the highest concentration of long-abandoned settlements.

When you click on each state, pop-ups will reveal how many ghost towns that state is home to, which county has the highest concentration of them, and which city features the most in a 25- or 50-mile radius around it.

The image above is from Berlin, Nevada, a one-time mining town established in the 1880s. The mine shut down after a strike in the early 1900s, and was abandoned by the 1910s. Many of the original buildings remain standing today, though. It’s

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These true crime doccies are scarier than most Halloween horror movies

It’s Halloween today, and you’d think there’s nothing scarier than watching a grisly, gory horror movie. But how about watching a documentary about an eerie, bizarre or sensational murder that happened in real life? 

Netflix and Showmax have a wealth of true crime movies and documentary series that’ll be sure to chill you to the bone.

Here are some of the highlights:

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.

The Staircase was produced by Matthieu Belghiti and produced and directed by Academy-award winner Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. Watch it on Netflix.

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Netflix’s New Dogs Documentary Is The Ultimate Antidote To True Crime

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Six hours dedicated solely to cute clips of dogs? Where do we sign up…

Keeping up with Peak TV can be an unrelentingly grim endeavour. Sitting through prestigious dramas like The Handmaid’s Tale has become unbearable for all but those with the strongest of constitutions, while factual programming is now dominated by stories of murder, abductions and sexual violence (more often that not against women). So imagine how relieved we were to learn that Netflix’s latest must-watch documentary isn’t yet another harrowing true crime investigation. Instead, it’s something that sounds rather lovely indeed: a six part series about dogs, called Dogs.

According to the streaming service, Dogs is ‘an elegant, engaging and cinematic verite documentary series celebrating the deep emotional bonds between people and their beloved four-legged best friends.’ We’re already crying just thinking about it.

Watch the heart-warming trailer for Netflix’s

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Netflix Cancels ‘American Vandal,’ Putting a Season 3 Release in Jeopardy

Who drew the dicks? Who is the Turd Burglar? Who canceled American Vandal Season 3? The answer to that last question is Netflix.

Following the shocking cancellations of Marvel shows Iron Fist and Luke Cage, the streaming giant axed its comedy faux-documentary series American Vandal. Variety reported and confirmed the news on Friday.

American Vandal will not return for a third season,” Netflix said in a statement. “We’re very grateful to the creators, writers, cast and crew for bringing their innovative comedy to Netflix, and to the fans and critics who embraced its unique and unconventional humor.”

Variety adds that Netflix’s decision to cancel the series was in part because it was produced by an outside studio, similar to those cancelled Marvel shows. Netflix is looking to produce more content in-house for greater control over worldwide distribution.

In

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The Best True Crime on Netflix Right Now

The true crime renaissance shows no signs of stopping, and human history has no shortage of graphic and shocking tales ripe for filmmakers and documentarians to revisit for streaming audiences. Netflix has led the charge in preserving true crime classics like Errol Morris’s 1988 non-fiction film The Thin Blue Line, and rapidly producing ghastly tales about the worst, most violent days in people’s lives. These true crime films, shows, and documentaries are not for the faint of heart. But for many, the abyss of human behavior is impossible not to stare into. Thankfully, Netflix will check in with you every few episodes to make sure that abyss isn’t staring back.

Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist

A man walks into a bank with a bomb locked around his neck. It’s a terrifying, impossible-to-imagine situation, and it’s only the beginning of
Evil Genius, Mark

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The Best True Crime on Netflix Right Now – Vice

The true crime renaissance shows no signs of stopping, and human history has no shortage of graphic and shocking tales ripe for filmmakers and documentarians to revisit for streaming audiences. Netflix has led the charge in preserving true crime classics like Errol Morris’s 1988 non-fiction film The Thin Blue Line, and rapidly producing ghastly tales about the worst, most violent days in people’s lives. These true crime films, shows, and documentaries are not for the faint of heart. But for many, the abyss of human behavior is impossible not to stare into. Thankfully, Netflix will check in with you every few episodes to make sure that abyss isn’t staring back.

Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist

A man walks into a bank with a bomb locked around his neck. It’s a terrifying, impossible-to-imagine situation, and it’s only the beginning of
Evil Genius, Mark

Read more at: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kzjdy3/the-best-true-crime-on-netflix-right-now