True Crime Documentaries You Should Be Watching On Netflix
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True Crime Documentaries You Should Be Watching On Netflix

Molly Raby October 16, 2022

Trigger Warning: Mention of murder

True crime is fast becoming one of our favourite genres across the board. So here are some of the true crime documentaries you should be watching on Netflix.

From films to podcasts and documentaries, we can’t get enough of the spine-chilling stories that come from true crime.

So, if you are looking for your fix, but can’t seem to find the right show, take a look at these, close your blinds, turn the lights down and binge away.

Bad Vegan

Produced by those behind Fyre Festival and the infamous Tiger KingBad Vegan is another unbelievable story.

It follows A-list vegan chef Sarma Melngailis as she is at the height of her career. Her restaurant is one of the top places in the city, frequented by the likes of Owen Wilson.

However, when she meets a man on Twitter who sweeps her off her feet, she stands to lose everything she has worked for.

Why Did You Kill Me?

This series tells the story of the murder of Crystal Theobald and her family’s desperate attempts to find her killer.

This series reminds viewers of the series Don’t F*** With Cats, as Theobald’s family engage in online sleuthing to find what they need.

Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes

This documentary details the murders committed by the serial killer Dennis Nilsen, as told by Nilsen himself.

As the tapes recorded from his jail cell play, we learn of the horrific details that ensued during his crimes.

Nilsen is the subject of the ITV drama Des, in which David Tennant plays the killer.

Evil Genius

In a story that seems too weird to be true, Evil Genius details the events that led up to a pizza delivery man robbing a bank with a bomb strapped to his neck.

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

In a series that explores infamous locations of crime, one episode dives into the Cecil Hotel, otherwise known as ‘Hotel Death’.

In a talking-heads style documentary, ex-employees and visitors of the hotel describe how killers used the location as thier base and how there may not be one room in the hotel where someone has not committed a crime.

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Molly Raby is a freelance journalist who works closely with GRV Media and Freshered. After completing her BA (Hons) in English Language and Creative Writing at Salford University 2022, she began her journey into the world of journalism and copywriting. In addition to writing for Freshered, Molly also wrote for The Gold and Green Crowd, interviewing jockeys, horse trainers and others within racing industry. Molly has a passion for film and TV as well as a keen interest in sports.