Even though I’m not a big fan of crime in books, I do love me some crime in movies and documentaries! And lately (watched a lot of documentaries while I was sick), I’ve been addicted to true crime. So I thought I would share some of my favorites with you guys!
Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
When the subject of serial killers come up in conversations, Ted Bundy is usually one of the first names that come to mind. I knew of him before the Netflix series came out, but I had never really read up on him or the crimes he committed.
The mind of people that can harm and kill over and over again, seemingly without any kind of remorse, it fascinates and terrifies me at the same time. Ted Bundy is the prime example of that someone who you just wouldn’t suspect to be the monster that he was.
I found The Ted Bundy Tapes to be very informative, entertaining and well put together. It’s a story worth knowing.
I kind of stumbled upon The Keepers, and boy am I glad that I did. Glad, and also horrified and angry! This is one that will bring out the feels!
It tells the story of the unsolved murder of nun Sister Cathy Cesnik, who taught English and drama at Baltimore’s Archbishop Keough High School, and her former students’ belief that there was a cover-up by authorities after Cesnik suspected that a priest at the school was guilty of sexual abuse of students.
The amount of work that parts of the Catholic community went through to seemingly hide the abuse of a huge amount of young girls is just mind-blowing. I just couldn’t believe it, and at the same time, I wasn’t all that surprised. And the craziest part of it all is thinking about how many other cases like this that’s probably out there, hidden in the dark.
In August 2003, an attempted bank robbery in Erie made news headlines across America when the robbery-gone-wrong turned into a public murder. The attempted robbery was a pizza delivery driver who had a bomb locked around his neck. Known as the “pizza bomber” case, a manhunt ensued to find out who was responsible for the crime. Authorities eventually arrested Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong for the delivery man’s death. She was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison, but this four-part Netflix original documentary series sets out to prove that there’s more to the conspiracy and murder than what was previously thought.
I had never heard about the “pizza bomber” case before I came across Evil Genius, but it sure is a story of evil at work here, and we get a front-row view of a woman that’s truly disturbed.
Marjorie is fascinating to watch, but there’s also something about her and this whole case that just makes your skin crawl.
Making a Murderer: Part 2
When the first part of Making a Murderer came out on Netflix, I was just as hooked as everyone else was! There’s something that’s not right about the whole Avery case, and the Netflix series really brought that into the light for a whole world to see.
A man wrongfully convicted for a crime that spent nearly two decades behind bars decides to file a suit against Manitowoc County. Shortly after, Avery is again behind bars, accused of the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach. He claims to have been set up by the police, and if the series tells the truth, it sure seems like it.
Now they’re back with a bigger and stronger legal team. Steven and Brendan are building a stronger and stronger case, but for some reason, there’s always some part of the legal system that manages to keep them behind bars to pay for a crime they claim to be innocent of.
The whole Avery case is fascinating, and it got even more so during the second part.
I can’t wait to see what happens next!
There you have it! Four of my favorites so far. I’m currently watching The Investigator: A British Crime Story, and I’m really enjoying it so far!
Do you like true crime? Any recommendations?