True Crime

True Crime

30 Episodes

While most genres wax and wane in popularity over time, one thing remains constant: our unending fascination with true crime stories. Real-life murderers, mobsters, and swindlers have provided models for popular horror, disquieting psychological realism, and avant-garde experiments alike. Inspired by some of the most infamous cases of all time—including the Papin sisters (LES ABYSSES, LA CÉRÉMONIE), John Dillinger (DILLINGER), Jack the Ripper (FROM HELL), and the Zodiac Killer (ZODIAC)—these ripped-from-the-headlines tales of notorious killers and outlaws prove that truth is often stranger, and more shocking, than fiction.

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  • From Hell

    Episode 1

    Directed by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes • 2001 • United States
    Starring Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm

    Directors Albert and Allen Hughes (MENACE II SOCIETY) bring a surfeit of gothic period atmosphere to their luridly entertaining take on what may be the most infamous serial-killer cas...

  • Zodiac

    Episode 2

    Directed by David Fincher • 2007 • United States
    Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr.

    David Fincher’s riveting, meticulously constructed procedural centers on the true story of the notorious serial killer known as the Zodiac who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the l...

  • Gomorrah

    Episode 3

    Directed by Matteo Garrone • 2008 • Italy
    Starring Toni Servillo, Salvatore Abruzzese, Gianfelice Imparato

    Matteo Garrone’s GOMORRAH is a stark, shocking vision of contemporary gangsterdom, and one of cinema’s most authentic depictions of organized crime. In this tour de force adaptation of unde...

  • Polytechnique

    Episode 4

    Directed by Denis Villeneuve • 2009 • Canada
    Starring Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse

    In 1989, a gunman entered an engineering class at the Université de Montréal and opened fire on the women present, claiming that he was “fighting feminism.” The event—which has come to be kn...

  • Fry Day

    Episode 5

    Directed by Laura Moss • 2017 • United States

    On the night of Ted Bundy’s execution, a teenage girl photographing the accompanying media circus has her own sinister encounter with a seemingly charming young man.

  • Blood Kin

    Episode 6

    Directed by Ramin Bahrani • 2018 • United States

    Ramin Bahrani unravels a true-crime tragedy in Red Oak, Texas, where the sins of a father and son haunt a family across generations.