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The 23 Best Documentaries on Hulu

Editor’s Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back every month to find your next documentary obsession on Hulu.

Updated for February 2018

Here’s a fun fact for you: The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t the only documentary on Hulu.

Reality is always ready to take some weird twists and turns. Hulu is here to help you keep up with it. The documentary options on Hulu range from sports to true crime to sports and true crime to…chickens. Yes, chickens. Here is our list of the best documentaries on Hulu. Because sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. 

Cropsey

Cropsey is primarily concerned with monsters. There are the imaginary monsters like “Cropsey,” which is a boogeyman-like figure native to New York City. Then there are the real monsters.

Like a man who would harm children. Cropsey is a documentary

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/culture/hulu/266314/the-23-best-documentaries-on-hulu

‘American Vandal’ Creators on ‘Love’ of True Crime Docs and Going Beyond Dick Jokes

With the launch of “American Vandal” on Netflix in September, the dicks that sprang from the minds of series creators Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda were on the lips of America for weeks.

The eight-episode mockumentary series explores the aftermath of an act of vandalism at a California high school in which penises were spray-painted on over two dozen faculty cars. The blame eventually falls on senior Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro), who is promptly expelled and faces felony charges for the crime. But a fellow student and aspiring documentarian decides to give the evidence another look, discovering deep — and often hilarious — secrets that shake the school to its core.

What might have been written off as a one-note punchline — “Who drew the dicks?” — proved detractors wrong. The show — produced by Funny or Die, 3 Arts Entertainment, and CBS Television Studios — not

Read more at: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/american-vandal-creators-tony-yacenda-dan-perrault-1202646830/

‘Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: Trevor Hardy’ – why you need to watch

Unsolved murders are like catnip for true-crime junkies. Limited information drip-fed over a number of hours has proved the perfect formula for hit series like Making A Murderer and Casting JonBenet. But often, the most frustrating mysteries are best absorbed all at once. Enter Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: Trevor Hardy – a fascinating one-hour documentary set to air on Crime + Investigation this Sunday (January 14). It’s the gripping untold story of a brutal serial killer on the loose in 1970s Manchester. If you’re a sucker for a good investigative thriller, then you won’t want to miss it. Here’s everything you need to know to get your detective on this weekend.

What’s it about?

Trevor Joseph Hardy, aka The Beast of Manchester, was a convicted serial killer who murdered three innocent schoolgirls back in the mid-’70s. He escaped capture for nearly two years before his arrest in August 1976.

Read more at: http://www.nme.com/blogs/tv-blogs/britains-forgotten-serial-killer-trevor-hardy-2218709

Is this 2018’s first great true crime documentary?

Unsolved murders are like catnip for true-crime junkies. Limited information drip-fed over a number of hours has proved the perfect formula for hit series like Making A Murderer and Casting JonBenet. But often, the most frustrating mysteries are best absorbed all at once. Enter Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: Trevor Hardy – a fascinating one-hour documentary set to air on Crime + Investigation this Sunday (January 14). It’s the gripping untold story of a brutal serial killer on the loose in 1970s Manchester. If you’re a sucker for a good investigative thriller, then you won’t want to miss it. Here’s everything you need to know to get your detective on this weekend.

What’s it about?

Trevor Joseph Hardy, aka The Beast of Manchester, was a convicted serial killer who murdered three innocent schoolgirls back in the mid-’70s. He escaped capture for nearly two years before his arrest in August 1976.

Read more at: http://www.nme.com/blogs/tv-blogs/britains-forgotten-serial-killer-trevor-hardy-2218709

No Stone Unturned: the Troubles-era true crime film the BBC wouldn …

About eight weeks ago, BBC Northern Ireland broadcast a panel discussion about No Stone Unturned: the new documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney about the 1994 massacre of six innocent Catholic men in a pub in Loughinisland, and the alleged cover-ups by the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) that followed it. Near the end of the programme, a listener from East Belfast called the radio station in some distress. “We all know that the biggest killing machine in Northern Ireland was the IRA,” he said. “But [coverage] is always about what the army and the RUC did. It’s never, ever about what the IRA did.”

This seems like a strange claim to make: the IRA remains a byword for violence and terror in the popular consciousness, and Jeremy Corbyn’s apparent sympathy with the organisation continues to tarnish his reputation decades later. But the caller’s complaint points to a key legacy of

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/0/no-stone-unturned-alex-gibney-troubles-era-true-crime-film-bbc/

No Stone Unturned: the Troubles-era true crime film the BBC wouldn’t show

About eight weeks ago, BBC Northern Ireland broadcast a panel discussion about No Stone Unturned: the new documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney about the 1994 massacre of six innocent Catholic men in a pub in Loughinisland, and the alleged cover-ups by the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) that followed it. Near the end of the programme, a listener from East Belfast called the radio station in some distress. “We all know that the biggest killing machine in Northern Ireland was the IRA,” he said. “But [coverage] is always about what the army and the RUC did. It’s never, ever about what the IRA did.”

This seems like a strange claim to make: the IRA remains a byword for violence and terror in the popular consciousness, and Jeremy Corbyn’s apparent sympathy with the organisation continues to tarnish his reputation decades later. But the caller’s complaint points to a key legacy of

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/0/no-stone-unturned-alex-gibney-troubles-era-true-crime-film-bbc/

True Crime Thriller FATHER OF LIES Heads To VAULT Festival

True Crime Thriller FATHER OF LIES Heads To VAULT FestivalAfter sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and the London Horror Festival, true crime thriller Father of Lies returns to London for six performances only, playing at VAULT Festival from Wednesday 28 February to Sunday 4 March 2018.

Using photographs, letters and police reports uncovered during a year of research and investigation, Father of Lies tells for the first time the chilling true story of a mysterious and unsolved murder in West Germany, 1973. Part documentary and part performance, Making a Murderer meets Rosemary’s Baby in this sinister story of a haunted priest, a jealous widower and a satanic cult, which poses the question; is what you believe more important than what is actually real?

Father of Lies is written and performed by Sasha Roberts and Tom Worsley, who met at Bristol University in 2004 and

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/uk-regional/article/True-Crime-Thriller-FATHER-OF-LIES-Heads-To-VAULT-Festival-20180110

‘Rotten’ exposes the shady business behind the food we eat

By Lorraine Ali / Los Angeles Times

The truth is hard to swallow. That’s the tagline for “Rotten,” Netflix’s new original documentary series about the shady business behind the food we eat.

The six-part series, released Friday, considers the origin of our groceries with a skepticism usually reserved for true-crime productions and detective dramas. Episodes explore a shadowy garlic business routed through Chinese prisons, the mystery behind America’s sudden spike in food allergies and a global scandal called Honeygate.

The common thread throughout episodes such as “Cod Is Dead,” “Lawyers, Guns Honey” and “Garlic Breath” is the exploration of how corporate greed and corruption have quite literally changed the nature and origins of the food America consumes.

And as with any well researched and reasonably argued documentary about eating in the 21st century, the idea is to educate the consumer about healthier and more responsible cuisine choices. And, of course, trust no one

Read more at: http://www.heraldnet.com/life/rotten-exposes-the-shady-business-behind-the-food-we-eat/

Versace family calls upcoming FX true-crime series ‘work of fiction’

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The family of Gianni Versace has distanced itself from an upcoming true-crime TV series about the slain fashion designer, calling the show “a work of fiction.”

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is the second entry in the FX network’s American Crime Story series. The show, based on a nonfiction book by journalist Maureen Orth, premieres Jan. 17.

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