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Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007)
Here you'll find the horrific story of sadomasochistic cannibal serial killer Albert Fish, who claims to have raped, tortured, and killed some 100 victims, including many children, in various U.S. states a century ago.
The filmmakers behind Cropsey delved into the New York urban legend based in part on the cases of five missing children and real-life boogeyman Andre Rand, who was linked to their disappearances in the 1970s and 80s.
This film covers every aspect of the Zodiac killer investigation, including interviews with the original investigators and surviving victims of the murderer who terrorized California nearly 50 years ago.
This extremely candid collection of interviews features Ed Kemper, also known as "The Co-ed Killer," who kidnapped and murdered at least eight people — including six college students, his abusive mother, and his mother’s friend. The intelligent, six-foot-nine Kemper is known as a lust killer who decapitated his victims and often used their severed heads for sexual acts.
Using archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios, this film tells the story of infamous cannibal murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, who was convicted on charges of killing 17 young men and boys in the Midwest between the 1970s and 90s.
Here you can watch Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer, share ghastly insights on his crimes, which includes cannibalism, mutilation, and the killings of two children and 11 prostitutes in New York in the 1970s and 80s.
Clay Rogers narrates this film about his brother, Glen Rogers, also known as the "Casanova Killer," who was convicted for a series of murders and arsons in various states in the 1990s. The film also looks at Rogers as an alternate suspect, instead of O.J. Simpson, in the infamous 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman.
In 1993, Thomas Quick, confined to a psych ward in Sweden, confessed to killing 39 men, women, and children. However, he withdrew all of his confessions in 2008. With the only evidence being his confessions, the police were forced to end their investigations. This is his story.
This film focuses on Charlie Otero and the murder of his family at the hands of the BTK killer, who murdered 10 people in Kansas between 1974 and 1991 while at the same time taunting police with letters about his crimes.
Instead of focusing on the killers themselves, this documentary explores our own fascination with serial killers via interviews with collectors of murder memorabilia and the artists who focus on these deranged individuals.
The 20 Best Serial Killer Documentaries That Will Chill You To The Bone
From Jack The Ripper to Jeffrey Dahmer to Aileen Wuornos, serial killers have always held a grip on the most morbid corners of our imagination. Whether we want to be thrilled by the fear or seek to understand how such a twisted mind works, we focus on serial killers time and again in TV shows, movies, and documentaries.
While many movies depict fictionalized accounts of actual murderers, it's the serial killer documentaries that really send shivers down our spines. After all, these are true stories told by the victims, investigators, and sometimes even the serial killers themselves.
Mass murder, mutilation, rape, and cannibalism abound in these horrid tales. So, if you're prone to nightmares, we suggest you turn back now. Otherwise, take a look at the 20 best serial killer documentaries you can watch right now on Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and DVD.