The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

8 True Crime Documentaries to Binge on Halloween

Get your dose of the scaries from home

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

Halloween is right around the corner. But with coronavirus cases spiking once again, it’s definitely a good idea to hold off on any kind of celebration. 

That doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the joys of spooky season. Yes, even from the comfort of your own couch. The internet isn’t short of outrageous true crime documentaries to give you just the right dose of the scaries. And we’ve rounded up the best for you. 

Don’t F*ck With the Cats

Don’t F*ck With the CatsIf there’s one word to describe this documentary, it’s ‘strange’. The three-part film tells the true story of a group of animal rights activists, who go on a manhunt to catch a cat killer that spent months daunting them online. The end is terrifying. 

American Murder: The Family Next Door

American Murder: The Family Next DoorThe 2018 murder of Shannan Watts and her two children shook up their hometown of Frederick, Colorado, going on to make the national news. Two years later, this documentary film by Jenny Popplewell trails the devastating horror story of what seemed like a very normal family. 

Soaked in Bleach

Soaked in BleachThe death of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain has remained a mystery for decades now, Soaked in Bleach unravels it all from the perspective of the private investigator hired by Kurt Cobain’s ex-wife Courtney Love. 

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon ValleyThankfully no murder plot for this one, but a crazy story worth the binge. Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos, a company that promised to change the world of blood analysis, raising a value of $10 billion went from one of the most celebrated and successful females in Silicon Valley to a complete fraud. 

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCannFor over a decade, Madeleine McCann’s disappearance made constant headlines. The film rehashes every detail of the three-year-old’s apparent abduction, which has been described as ‘the most heavily-reported missing-person case in modern history’.

Abducted in Plain Sight

Abducted in Plain SightPerhaps the most puzzling and shocking documentary on the list, Abducted in Plain Sight is a must-watch. Directed by Skye Borgman, the film sees through the story of Jan Broberg, a 12-year-old from a small community in Idaho, who was abducted by her neighbour, not once, but twice. 

The Pharmacist

The PharmacistIt’s no secret, America is in the midst of a devastating opioid epidemic that has taken the lives of thousands. Pharmacist Dan Shneider lost his son in a drug-related shooting, leading him on a mission to bring some of the elusive figures behind drug trafficking to justice. 

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfeeYou’ve probably heard of McAfee. Yes, the anti-virus software. But you might not be away of the strange life of its founder, John McAfee. The documentary looks into the life of the multi-millionaire’s life, which took a strange turn upon his move Belize where he became entangled in everything from drug manufacturing to murder.

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