Whether you find it creepy or not, it's entirely possible to be a true crime junkie—I LIVE for that shit (no pun intended). It's not so much a means of glamorizing or even romanticizing these crimes as it humanizing them. We're so accustomed to turning murders and drug lords and perverts into these twisted masterminds, when in reality they're all just just dark, twisted, lonely souls who represent everything that's wrong with human nature.
Call me crazy, but there's something slightly comforting in knowing what the worst case scenario is and never experiencing it. My heart deeply goes out to the any person victimized by these monsters, but through their loss, we can learn, and better yet, prevent people like this from finding the tools to carry out their evil.
Consequently, some of these true crime docs aren't just about criminals but rather the justice system and how it can be an equally ugly reality. One might make you cry, while the other will incite rage—they're incredibly varied both in subject matter and what they emote. One thing that connects them all is that they're interesting as hell and you might not want to watch them alone.
It's not on the list, but be on the look out for The Keepers coming to Netflix on May 19—I know my fellow true crime junkies will love it.
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In two towns on different sides of America, two teenage girls pass out while intoxicated at high school parties and, while unconscious, both are sexually assaulted by boys they call friends. In the aftermath, the girls each endure online harassment, both attempt suicide, and tragically, one dies. The film explores this new public square of shame from the perspective of the teenagers and their families -- including the boys involved in the assaults and the girls willing to speak out publicly—Google
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