Get ready to stay up all night.
If you love and are obsessed with true crime stories and can be engrossed in a story for hours to the extent of Googling every little detail to find out what really went down, well it’s safe to say that we’re on the same boat.
There’s just something mind-boggling and overwhelming about reading the cases or stories and the deeper you delve into it, the more disturbing you’ll find it.
And if you have Netflix, forget binge-watching all the sitcoms or rom-coms, because there’s a long list of true crime documentaries that should get your full attention.
We present you the top five shocking and spine-chilling documentaries you should watch right now.
#1 Abducted In Plain Sight
Mind-blowing. Baffling. Disturbing. These are the exact words that went through our minds just watching the first 15 to 20 minutes of the documentary as we tried to stop gasping in horror. ‘Abducted In Plain Sight’ tells the true story of Jan Broberg who was kidnapped by her pedophile neighbour in the 1970s.
What’s shocking isn't the fact that she was abducted twice by the same person but how her family let it happen right under their noses. And the amount of dirty laundry between the family members and her abductor will leave you in disgust.
#2 Conversations with A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
Ted Bundy is one of America’s most notorious killers who is responsible for the deaths of over 30 women. This documentary will give you a glimpse in the mind of Bundy featuring actual never-heard-before interview tapes of him. What’s appalling is the fact that he has female fans literally throwing themselves at him during his trial thanks to his suave personality and good looks. And the fact that a lot of new fans are romanticising his character as of today makes it even sicker.
#3 Evil Genius
A dodgy bank heist, a man blown up with a weird neck-bomb and a dead boyfriend in a freezer – it’s hard to think that all these three events were concocted by what seems to be an ordinary-looking woman. But that ordinary woman has an extraordinary mind and her name is Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong. Be warned, you will feel a mixture of feelings watching this four-part documentary; from queasy and unsettling (thanks to the graphic footage of the pizza delivery guy blowing up) to feeling dumbfounded by how intelligent Marjorie was.
#4 The Keepers
What happens when a nun was found murdered in 1969? No, the answer isn't turning into a disturbed spirit that haunts a monastery and appears in ‘The Nun’ but an exposé of a priest and his sex crimes. ‘The Keepers’ will let you into a world full of cover-ups, corruption, and abuse of power. Sister Cathy Cesnik’s mysterious death remains unsolved to this day.
#5 Casting JonBenet
JonBenét Ramsey's death in 1996 rocked the world and made headlines worldwide. The peculiar circumstances surrounding her murder made a compelling and heart-breaking story. A child beauty queen was found murdered in her own home wrapped in her favourite blanket with one of the most dubious ransom notes in criminal history. So, who really did it? Was it her parents? Or an outsider?
This documentary offers a fresh outlook on how this case became an international phenomenon creating a myriad of conspiracy theories surrounding it and how it became part of pop culture history.