Not for the faint of heart

A now vastly popular genre in entertainment today, true crime docuseries which spotlight gruesome murders in history are haunting yet intriguing. If you’re drawn to these spooky stories, then check out the following shows worth binge watching on Netflix.
 

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel
 


 

Conspiracy theories and unsettling footage surrounding the peculiar death of Canadian student Elisa Lam come to light in Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel. Besides delving into the mysterious disappearance of the 21-year-old, the documentary series also spotlights the notorious property in Downtown Los Angeles as well as its checkered past.
 

Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
 


 

What happens in a cyber manhunt? Have that question answered in Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer which takes a look at a group of amateur sleuths and their search for a twisted criminal who becomes increasingly violent in videos circulated online.
 

The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Madness
 


 

The most recent docuseries to premiere on Netflix, The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Madness chronicles investigative journalist Maury Terry’s obsession with the murders which devastated New York during the ‘70s. Convinced that the crimes by infamous American serial killer David Richard Berkowitz were linked to a satanic cult, see how the various theories and concepts come together in this hair-raising exploration of barbarity.
 

The Ripper
 


 

Not to be confused with Jack the Ripper, The Ripper is another Netflix limited series that eyes the crimes of the Yorkshire Ripper, aka Peter Sutcliffe. It also surfaces troubles that plague sex workers and their community all over the world, which is something to think about.