Top 8 riveting true crime shows to watch online
Here's a list of the top 8 true crime shows you can watch online. Check them out and thank us later.
True crime shows are gaining a consistently enlarging fanbase, and why not? They are gory but with a steady pace, giving you an adrenaline rush strong enough to keep you at the edge of your seat but balanced enough to make sure you don’t jump off. The nonfiction aspect of true-crime shows makes you confront the inner darkness and leaves you in chills with the realisation that those capable of gruesome crimes might be walking past you every day. However, regardless of how dark they are, a true-crime show lover knows that there is nothing more riveting than the intricacies of a murky crime. Thus, we have curated a list of the top 8 true crime shows you can watch online. Check them out and thank us later.
This one is a story that inspired several podcasts, a TV show and made one second-guess online dating for a long time. Bringing almost everyone’s catfishing fears to life, “Dirty John” is the story of a girl who falls in love with a man who turns out to be nothing he claimed. Based on the real-life story of Debra Newell and John Meehan, this one is an interesting watch that is frustrating and entertaining at the same time.
Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer
In this docu-series, Ted Bundy’s long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall, her daughter Molly, and other survivors come forward for the first time, reframing Bundy’s crimes from a female perspective. Instead of glorifying the killer, like many true-crime shows, this one focuses on how his pathological hatred of women collided with the feminist movement and culture wars of the 1970s.
Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
Making for one of Netflix's Top 5 most-watched documentaries of 2019, the plot of this three-part docuseries revolves around the online chase for a man who killed two kittens and posted the videos online. What followed after his series of animal cruelty was a crowd-sourced amateur investigation, culminating in his murder of Chinese international student Jun Lin.
When They See Us
This miniseries is the dramatisation of the events based on the 1989 Central Park jogger case. The series explores the lives and families of the five juvenile male suspects who were falsely accused then prosecuted on charges related to the rape and assault of a woman in Central Park, New York City.
Based on the true-crime book written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, 'Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit' follows the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit as they interview imprisoned serial killers to understand how they think. Things turn gory as the officers delve into the psychology of murder, getting too close to the all-too-real monsters.
This seven-episode documentary explores the murder of nun Catherine Cesnik, who disappeared in November 1969 and whose body was discovered in January of 1970. What follows is an investigation launched by two former students who believe that the murder was a cover-up by authorities after Catherine suspected that a priest at the high school, A. Joseph Maskell, was sexually abusing students.
American Murder: The Family Next Door
Directed by Jenny Popplewell, the documentary is the story of the 2018 Watts family murders, which took place in Frederick, Colorado. The story follows the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her two young daughters, leaving behind her husband, who is different from what he appears to be.
Abducted In Plain Sight
This is a stranger-than-fiction story of how a sociopathic neighbor turned a teenager and her family’s life upside down. Jan Broberg Felt, an Idaho teenager, was abducted by her neighbor Robert Berchtold in the 1970s on two occasions. The harrowing incidents that followed made it a remarkable and unforgettable survivor story that sends chills down every spine.