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The award winning Paradise lost films tell the horrifying true story of the West Memphis three, the notorious American murder case in which 3 arkansas teenagers, with a penchant for black clothes and heavy metal music, were accused and charged with killing three 8 year old boys in a satanic ritual.
Fraught with emotionally charged testimony, allegations of coerced confessions and a lack of physical evidence, the sensational trial prompted many to claim the teens were wrongly convicted in an atmosphere of 'Satanic panic'.
The examination of Documents allegedly left behind by a murdered victim killed by his wife. Within the dairy are facts about the Jack the Ripper murders that were not disclosed by police at the time. Only Jack the Ripper and the police were aware of these facts that have only been brought to light recently. A fascinating look into what could be historical documents, or not, decide for yourself.
A shocking look at America's most notorious and savage murderers. This an in-depth documentary on many of the more notorious murderers that occured in the United States. Includes Charles Manson and his family, Kenneth Bianchi "The Hillside Strangler", Henry Lee Lucas, and Otis Toole. Has some interview footage and recounts their deeds.
A 1995 documentary concerning Henry Lee Lucas who in 1985 claimed he murdered over 150 women. Now that he faces the death penalty he recants the murders.
Some people kill impulsively, but others such as Jerry Brudos, Jeffrey Dahmer, David Parker Ray, Westley Allan Dodd carry out deviant desires and schemes that lead to mutilation, cannibalism and murder. Learn more about serial killers in this video from Discovery
In two nights in 1969, Charles Manson and a ragged band of followers rewrote the standards of criminal brutality, killing seven people including actress Sharon Tate in the cruelest ways imaginable.
His crimes shocked the nation and paralyzed Los Angeles with fear. His trial was one of the most stunning spectacles in the history of justice, and the wild-eyed killer became synonymous with evil.
Depicts the life of Herman Mudgett, AKA Holmes, and his castle of horrors. Also known as the torture doctor, Holmes designed his own building, complete with torture chambers, where he rented rooms to unsuspecting victims visiting the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. With on-location footage from Holmes' past haunts, such as his childhood home in New Hampshire and the Philadelphia courtroom where his trial was held. It's a visual tour of reenactments, expert interviews, and period photography.
For years, prostitutes in Ipswich had worked the streets around the football stadium. Many of them were feeding drug habits and their activity was largely ignored. But all that was to change in the winter of 2006 when, one by one, the working girls of Ipswich began to disappear.
An investigation of the wrongful death of Carlos DeLuna, who was executed in Texas on December 7, 1989, after prosecutors ignored evidence inculpating a man, who bragged to friends about committing the crimes of which DeLuna was convicted.
Albert Fish, the horrific true story of elderly cannibal, sadomasochist, and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Distorting biblical tales, Albert Fish takes the themes of pain, torture, atonement and suffering literally as he preys on victims to torture and sacrifice. From John Borowski, award-winning director of H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer, comes the first ever docudrama to definitively recount the life and times of elderly cannibal Albert Fish. Adding insight to the account are interviews with artist and Odditorium owner, Joe Coleman, and renowned true-crime author, Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D
Brenton Butler was just a regular 15-year-old African American high-school student living in Jacksonville, Florida. But when a woman was murdered on a quiet Sunday morning, Brenton suddenly found himself accused of the killing in one of the most frightening cases of mistaken identity ever.
This documentary examines a selection of real life serial killers and compares them to the fictional Hannibal Lecter.
documentary about the South African serial killer known as "The Phoenix Strangler
The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.
Tracing America's morbid fascination with the infamous sociopath,jailed in 1970 after members of his cult "family" went on a murder spree..
(born June 1, 1953, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.) American serial killer who murdered six people in New York City in 1976–77. His crimes plunged the city into a panic and unleashed one of the largest manhunts in New York history.
Biography Channel Dennis Rader: Serial killer. Born in March 9, 1945, in Kansas. From the 1970s to the 1990s, the BTK killer -- which stands for "bind, torture, and kill" -- terrorized the Wichita, Kansas area.
Along twenty years, the deranged serial-killer Gary Ridgway has killed at least forty-eight prostitutes and dumped their bodies in Green River.
This is the story about Robert Pickton, Canada's most prolific serial killer.
A documentary on Illinois Governor George Ryan, who, with 60 days left in office, makes a decision on the fate of death row prisoners.
"Eco-Pirate" tells the story of a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans. The film follows professional radical ecologist, Captain Paul Watson as he repeatedly flouts the law, so that he may apprehend what he sees as the more serious law-breakers: the illegal poachers of the world. Using verité sequences shot aboard his ship as a framing device, the documentary examines Watson's personal history as an activist through archival footage and interviews, while revealing the impact of this relentless pursuit on his personal life. From the genesis of Greenpeace to sinking a pirate whaling ship off Portugal, and from clashes with fisherman in the Galapagos to Watson's recent headline-grabbing battles with the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica, the film chronicles the extraordinary life of the most controversial figure in the environmental movement; the heroics, the ego, the urgency of the world's original eco-pirate.
A documentary on the allegedly conspiratorial killing of Lady Diana and Dodi Fayed.