The 20 Best Serial Killer Documentaries That Will Chill You To The Bone

Published November 3, 2017
Updated June 7, 2019

From the story of "the Brooklyn Vampire" to the tale of "the Pig Farmer," these are the best serial killer documentaries guaranteed to keep you up all night.

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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.

Enjoy figuring out the best serial killer documentaries to watch? Next, take a look six unsolved murders that will keep you up at night. Then read about how some of the most famous serial killers met their end.

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