Well, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your love for this particular genre doesn’t make you a psycho, it only makes you curious.
Psychologist, Dr Chivonna Childs, PhD, researched why people are obsessed with true crime and the psychological effects it can have and it turns out that watching true crime doesn’t mean that you are a secret psychopath.
Dr Childs says. “It’s human nature to be inquisitive. True crime appeals to us because we get a glimpse into the mind of a real person who has committed a heinous act.”
And to feed your curiosity, here are five must-watch documentaries on Netflix:
1. Our Father:
In one of the most disturbing documentaries on Netflix, a top fertility doctor had a sickening secret: he was using his own sperm. Decades later, his “children” band together to pursue justice.
2. Worst Roommate Ever:
This picture alone gives me the hibbie-jibbies. From living with violent con artists to killers, this documentary showcases terrifying true stories of some of the worst cohabitation experiences one could ever imagine.
3. Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror:
A true crime documentary about digital sex crime cases in South Korea. The film uncovers how women and girls were forced into posting graphic materials of themselves to Telegram chat rooms, where ringleaders charged fees in cryptocurrency for tens of thousands of users to access.
4. Conversations with a killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes:
Ted Bundy was one of America’s most notorious serial killers. He was convicted of the deaths of more than 30 women before being caught in 1978. Thirty years after Bundy’s 1989 execution, this docuseries brings viewers into the mind of the criminal known as “Jack the Ripper of the United States.” interviews, archival footage and audio recordings made on death row form a searing portrait of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. More than 100 hours of interviews were used to create this four-part series.
5. The Keepers:
This docuseries examines the decades-old unsolved murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik who taught English and drama at an all-girls school. Students believe that Cesnik’s murder is linked to the cover-up of a priest accused of sexually abusing Cesnik’s students.