Over the years, the world seems to have become obsessed with all things true-crime. From the harrowing to the shocking, many of us have a weird fascination for some of the most gruesome and horrifying cases out there.
To satisfy our true crime cravings, there's one place we can always count on - Netflix. The streaming giant well and truly knows how to excel in the genre and has produced some of the most binge-worthy docu-series, based on everything spanning unsolved mysteries and serial killers to cults and conspiracies.
But the site's upcoming drop, exploring the "most prolific serial killer in history," is set to be one of its best yet. The Confession Killer centers on serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas, who famously confessed to over six-hundred killings in spine-chilling detail. But his case takes a bizarre turn as viewers get a closer look at his so-called "confessions."
Keep scrolling to watch the trailer for the upcoming harrowing docu-series and learn why it is a must-watch for any true crime fan...
If you're looking for a binge-watch, Netflix reigns supreme.It’s one of the first – and still one of the best – streaming services out there. There are so many hours of content that you can be sure there will always be something to watch.
But there's one particular area that Netflix is well known for.
via: imdbThe streaming service always kills it when it comes to true crime documentaries.
The world seems to have become suitably obsessed with the genre.And thanks to Netflix, we now have a huge catalog of true crime offerings at our fingertips.
The Confession Tapes, for example, explored what causes people to falsely confess to crimes that they didn’t commit.
via: imdbThe show was an instant hit, proving popular amongst true crime fanatics.
Or how about this classic?
via: imdbThe Staircase first aired in 2004, but Netflix picked up the documentary and added some updated episodes last year. It explores the mystery of the death of Kathleen Peterson and is well worth a watch.
Shocking docuseries The Keepers had us on the edge of our seats...The series explores the harrowing unsolved disappearance and murder of the beloved nun, Cathy Cesnik, in Baltimore in 1969.
And who could forget?
via: imdbMaking a Murderer may be the documentary series that we can credit with reinvigorating the genre. It kick-started all of our obsessions with anything dark and grisly.
But the streaming giant's upcoming drop is set to be one of the most bizarre and intriguing yet...
via: NetflixNetflix released the teaser trailer for its new true-crime series The Confession Killer and fans are already desperate to watch the full thing.
The series centers on "the most prolific serial killer of our time."
via: YouTubeThe series takes an in-depth look at Henry Lee Lucas, who, in the 1980s, shocked the world when he confessed to killing over six-hundred people.
In 1960, Lucas, from Texas, was arrested and convicted for the murder of his mother.
In 1983, he was convicted for 2 more murders.
via: YouTubeBut this is when his story takes a bizarre turn, as, when interviewed by cops, he makes harrowing confessions claiming to have killed hundreds of people in every way imaginable.
He then became known as "The Confession Killer."
via: YouTubeHe gave spine-chillingly detailed descriptions of his killings, even going so far as to draw some of the victims. Using these confessions, police were able to close several cold cases.
He reaped several benefits from providing the police with vital information.
via: YouTubeLucas was given confession interview "privileges" including being fed steaks, milkshakes, and given tranquilizers.
"They didn't treat him as a killer but as a friend."
But things weren't adding up...
via: YouTubeThough he would later be convicted of killing eleven people and sentenced to death, several journalists, lawyers, and other experts started to look into his so-called "confessions" and found that something wasn't quite right.
An investigation carried out by the Dallas Times Herald revealed some startling findings...
"Either they'd found the world's biggest serial killer, or it was the world's biggest hoax in American criminal justice history."
via: YouTubeThe 5-part documentary series will put the bizarre case under the magnifying glass and give viewers a detailed look at the confessions and the American justice system at the time.
The series is the latest work from critically acclaimed documentary director, Robert Kenner.
via: YouTubeHe previously directed the Oscar and Emmy-nominated 2008 documentary Food Inc, so we're expecting very good things.
"It’s more than a serial killer’s story."
via: YouTube"It’s really a psychological drama. That’s what drew me to it so strongly," Kenner explained.