Ever since Serial came along in 2014 and awakened the world to the wonders of podcasting, true crime fans have been looking for a way to recreate that high. The story of high school senior Hae Min Lee’s murder and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Sayed has since received a TON of press and has been turned into both a book and an HBO documentary.
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Making A Murderer remains one of the most riveting true crime documentaries ever made. The highly anticipated sequel - which follows the appeal process of convicted murderers Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey - will appear on Netflix on October 19. The first trailer has just dropped and it doesn't contain any spoilers. Watch it here!
True crime documentaries really exploded as soon as everyone fell in love with Serial but they've been around for a lot longer than that. They interest us because they're frightening - and real - and, admit it, you like to terrify yourself just a little bit, but you also like to play the role of couch judge, couch jury and couch executioner.
Here are some of the best True Crime documentaries we've come across.
There's never been a better time to get into true crime; especially if you also happen to enjoy podcasts. With scores of quality audio programmes produced each year, even the most voracious listener is spoiled for choice. Here are four of the best from 2017 that every self-respecting TC enthusiast needs to catch up on.
The holiday season can be a saccharine overload - consider the case of heiress Sunny von Bulow, who fell into a comatose state from which she'd never wake following a 1982 Christmas celebration. Authorities accused her husband Claus of attempting to murder her by injecting her with insulin. Claus maintained that Sunny had, like so many of us during the holiday festivities, merely overindulged - in her case with an eggnog/barbiturate cocktail.
One jury found Claus guilty. Another found him innocent. Sunny died, still in a coma, in 2008. A very good movie, Reversal of Fortune, was made about the whole thing. It's a much better movie than Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, or any other Christmas movie I can think of except maybe Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.
If the rise of true crime podcasts and TV over the past few years is any indication, we seem to have a macabre fascination with serial killers. There's something deeply unnerving but intriguing about the evil inside other human beings - like staring at a black mirror that reflects a different, disturbed version of ourselves. Australia has been home to some gruesome acts of violence over the past 50 years, but there are some things we can learn from these cases.
Here are five of Australia's worst murderers and some ideas we can learn from their MO's and arrests.