8 True Crime Documentaries That’ll Make You Scared to Leave Your House


Since Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” captivated the nation and O.J. Simpson’s entire courtroom drama was played out before our eyes on TV, America has been obsessed with true crime. And these stories are worth your time.

8 True Crime Documentaries That’ll Make You Scared to Leave Your House:

1. “Cropsey”

For decades, “Cropsey” was an urban legend kids growing up around New York City were scared of. Cops in the City used the name to describe criminals and certain crimes, but this documentary took the the boogeyman stories and tied them to a real person.

2. “H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer”

H.H. Holmes was quite the freak. Hard to believe he was doing all of these things in the 1890s.

3. “Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer”

Wuornos was the first female serial killer and Hollywood wanted to tell her story long before she was arrested.

4. “The Jeffrey Dahmer Files”

The fact that they call Dahmer, “Jeff” throughout the film makes it even creepier. It’ll also make you not eat food from people you don’t know very well.

5. “Tabloid”

Years before the Internet and sensational stories, Joyce McKinney’s alleged kidnapping of a young Mormon missionary took Europe by storm. (This one isn’t as scary as it is fascinatingly odd.)

6. “Glory Daze”

In the late 1980s recreational drug use ruled New York City. “Glory Daze” tells the story of Michael Alig, a club kid who ended up in prison for drug-related manslaughter.

7. “The Witness”

“The Witness” is a deep dive into the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese’s murder and her brother’s quest to find out if 38 people truly witnessed/heard his sister’s cries for help.

8. “Team Foxcatcher”

In 2014 Steve Carell was nominated for his portrayal of John du Pont in the feature film, “Foxcatcher.” He was creepy, but the real story told in the documentary, “Team Foxcatcher” features home footage and interviews from du Pont that’ll make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

Saul Dean
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