Netflix’s The Nightstalker was one of the most brutal serial killer docs in recent history. The film that documented Richard Ramirez’s serial killer was a dark ride. Now, Netflix is lining up its new serial killer based documentary this time one based on Son of Sam. Best of all it, it appears to go after the truth in a very strange case that was fogged up quite a bit in court and in the media.
For those you that are unfamiliar, Son of Sam was a serial killer that was active in the late 70s. He terrorized the heck out of a large part of New York and the East Coast.
The official synopsis for The Sons of Sons of Sam goes like this:
“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…”
The Sons of Sam look like its going to be a must watch and seems to dive deeper into a fascinating case. If its anything like the depth that The Nighstalker went into, we are definitely in for a treat.
The Sons of Sam begins on May 5 only on Netflix.