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Six Chilling Murder Documentaries That Will Keep You Up At Night

Reisha Shetty
Junior Digital Writer

In the past few years, there has been a massive increase in the popularity of murder documentaries. With more and more people wanting to decode and solve cold cases, streaming platforms are obliging with one gripping documentary after the next.

If you are a true-crime documentary lover and you want to wear your detective cap, here are six murder-mystery documentaries that will have you on the edge of your seat.

House Of Secrets: The Burari Deaths

The chilling news of the death of 11 members of a family in the captial of New Delhi shook the entire country. The Netflix docuseries, House Of Secrets: The Burari Deaths focuses on the mysterious theories about what drove the entire Chundawat family to commit suicide.

Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

A man who gruesomely murdered over 30 women but still had a ‘fan following’ and support of the media because of his good looks, Ted Bundy’s murder trial was one of the most anticipated trials of all time. Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes take you through the entire crime story, narrated by the cold-blooded killer himself.

American Murder: The Family Next Door

American Murder: The Family Next Door is a docuseries that uncovers the truth about why Chris Watts murdered his pregnant wife, Shannon Watts, and their two young daughters. The documentary shows us a compelling story with the help of Sharron’s social media, which plays an integral role in unravelling the truth.

Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel

Known for all the wrong things, the Cecil Hotel has a long history of countless unexpected deaths. Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel revolves around a Canadian guest, Elisa Lam who goes missing during her stay at the mysterious hotel.

The Raincoat Killer: Chasing A Predator In Korea

This Netflix three-part docuseries explores one of the biggest murder cases in the history of South Korea—a serial killer, sex offender, and cannibal, Yoo Young-chul was known to kill his victims with a hammer. This series shows how Yoo spread fear in the people’s minds across Seoul and how the police hunted him down to give him the punishment that he deserves

Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer

Luka Magnotta created absolute hysteria around the world after posting a video on social media of him torturing and killing kittens. He then killed a 33-year-old student from China, Jun Lin, and just like he did with the kittens, Luka filmed Jun’s murder and mailed Jun’s body parts to Canada’s liberal and conservative parties and two elementary schools. The documentary revolves around how the internet community tracked down the gruesome killer and got him convicted of his crimes.