The phenomenal success of the Serial podcast in 2014 sparked a public interest for true crime story-telling, and when Netflix released the chilling 10-part documentary, ‘Making A Murderer‘, in 2015, the Internet was hooked. Since then, the live streaming platform has been churning out high-production true crime documentaries that are leaving avid fans craving for more. Here are five of them that have left us in a constant state of captivation.
1. The Staircase (2004)
Suspicion, betrayal, trust and innocence–the major themes revolving the mysterious death of Kathleen Peterson, wife of Michael Peterson. In the peak of winter of 2001, Kathleen was seen drowning in the pool of her own blood on the bottom of the couple’s Forest Hill mansion staircase. After months of grueling investigation, authorities ruled out Peterson’s statement of his wife’s drunken accidental fall, making him the prime suspect of the murder. The 13-episode documentary follows the exhausting 15-year development of a self-proclaimed innocent man’s story.