Netflix’s serial killer show is chilling viewers to the bone


The flood this year new content of true crime has yet to get off Netflix, with the new docuseries Capturing murderers among the last examples to add to the pile.

The gist here is pretty simple. “The investigators behind the notorious serial killer cases,” explains Netflix’s official synopsis, “reveal the heartbreaking and chilling details of their extraordinary efforts in this true crime series.” For example, in the first episode (titled Counting the corpses: the killer of Green River), viewers learn the story of the unsolved murders of women around Green River, near Seattle, something that has haunted detectives for decades. Until crime scene science finally allows progress to be made.

Capturing murderers now streaming on Netflix

“I’ll be honest with you,” says a grim man in the first few seconds of the trailer for the series. “Walking into this crime scene after 30 years – the sad part, that someone lost their life right here just a few steps away from us, comes crashing down on you.”

To give an example of what else is in store for viewers? Episode 2 (Man Hunter: Aileen Wuornos) unveils a serial killer’s journey through Florida in 1990. One that left several men dead and forced detectives to go undercover to catch someone they wouldn’t expect. The last two episodes, meanwhile, deal with the “happy face killer”.

In True Lies Part 1, “strange suspects, questionable confessions, and ever-changing stories” confront the detectives. They’re looking for a woman killer in Oregon in the 1990s. In the concluding episode, a “consequential” letter emerges with statements that overturn the closed case.

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Till now, Capturing murderers seems to be receiving positive acclaim.

The team of decidedfor example, it advised viewers to “stream it” as part of the website’s regular “Stream it or Skip It” feature. “This is a weird thing to say about a show involving serial killers,” the review explains, “but Capturing murderers it’s a lightweight watch, similar to what you might see on Dataline, 48 hours, or real crime shows via cable. There is enough information to make the show fun, but there is no depth to any of the stories. “

And when are you done with that? Check out some of our other recent coverage of Netflix’s new true crime content to watch:

  • there is Yara, a new Netflix movie that dramatizes a crime that shook Italy ten years ago: the murder of thirteen year old Yara Gambirasio;
  • Sophie: A murder in West Cork it’s a docuseries about a 1990s murder, the first in living memory for this particular region of Ireland;
  • Private network: who killed Manuel Buendia? is a documentary about a murdered journalist. He was a corruption reporter who worked for the newspaper Excellent, one of the most read in Mexico City. The Netflix documentary traces the circumstances of his murder outside his office in 1984;
  • And then there is Hit, a docuseries about a bunch of savages, you guessed it, robberies. Including one involving thieves who stole $ 3.1 million from an armored truck in Las Vegas.


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