BEING stuck in lockdown can leave us feeling like we've got little to do – but no fear, there's always series to binge watch on Netflix.
Luckily for us, the streaming service has a whole host of gripping, disturbing and outrageous true crime dramas that you can ink your teeth into. Here are some of our favourites…
The Confession Tapes
The 2017 true crime television documentary series follows the story of a number of people who were convicted of murder, but go on to say that their confessions were tampered with. It has been praised for its great representation of criminal law, miscarriages of justice and psychology. One episode looks at a man who was advised to confess to murdering a teenage girl at the wheel of his truck whilst driving, while another follows Hamid Hayat's case of admitting to attending a terrorist camp. Fans have compared the series to other popular crime documentaries like The Keepers and Making a Murderer.
The American psychological crime thriller is an adaptation of the book of the 1995 book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John. E Douglas and Mark Olshaker. It was released in August 2019 and has become a hit with Netflix fans as it follows FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) interview serial killers that are already in prison to see if the information can help with ongoing cases. In the first season, which is based from 1977 to 1980, American serial killer, rapist and cannibal plays a huge part in the plot in helping them see if they can gain any way of trying to understand how a murderer's brain works. Season 2 focuses mainly on the Atlanta child murders from 1979 to 1981 after Wayne Williams killed hundreds of people, but managed to not get charged for a large chunk of them.
The Confession Killer
The five-part American true crime documentary, which is directed by Rovert Kenner and Taki Oldham, is based on the 1983 case of Henry Lee Lucas. The serial killer's crimes spanned from 1960 to 1983 and he was convicted for murdering 11 people. He was condemned to death, but then it later changed to life in prison. During each 45 minute long episode, it unravels the truth behind the case with certain cast members involved from the original case.
The Devil Next Door
John Demjanjuk, a Nazi extermination camp guard known as "Ivan the Terrible", is the star of this gripping documentary. It follows the legal battles of the retired autoworker after he was accused of being part of a German-Nazi prison officer. He was later extradited to Isreal for trial in 1981, where he was identified by survivors of the holocaust. But the evidence didn't prove that he was "Ivan the Terrible," and it was later confirmed that he was a Nazi guard who assisted with the killing of over 27,900 people. The documentary includes clips of his loved-ones speaking, his attorney and journalists speaking about his case, as well as footage from his trial.