Netflix has been thrilling true-crime buffs for a while. They’ve given us series exploring the likes of Richard Ramirez and the chilling case of Elisa Lam. Up net on their true-crime slate is The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness!
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Check out the trailer and read more about the four-part docuseries below.
The hunt for the “Son of Sam” captivated the world in the late 1970s, but the story behind one of America’s most notorious serial murderers is all but forgotten — until now. While the arrest and conviction of David Berkowitz brought the nightmare to an end for many New Yorkers, for journalist and Ultimate Evil author Maury Terry, the real mystery was just beginning. Terry, convinced Berkowitz had not acted alone, would go on to spend decades attempting to prove that the web of darkness behind the murders went deeper than anyone imagined – and his pursuit of that elusive truth would eventually cost him everything.
Filmmaker Joshua Zeman (Cropsey, Murder Mountain) draws on archival news footage, conversations with the people closest to the investigation, and Terry’s own words and case files to tell a cautionary tale of a man who went down a rabbit hole and never came out. But was Maury Terry just chasing ghosts – or are the true Sons of Sam still out there…
Sara Enright serves as showrunner on Sons of Sam; Sara Enright, Zara Duffy, Dave Sirulnick, Jon Kamen, Joshua Zeman, Josh Braun, and Dan Braun are executive producers. Look for it on Netflix beginning May 5th.
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