Netflix's new true crime documentary explores one of Britain's most notorious serial killers 1 month ago

Netflix's new true crime documentary explores one of Britain's most notorious serial killers

This is one to add to your watchlist next month.

Netflix has made a name for itself in releasing a lot of binge-worthy and gripping true-crime documentaries, examples of which include Making a Murderer, Tiger King, Evil Genius and more recently Sophie: A Murder in West Cork.

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It's because of the likes of these that anytime we hear the streamer is going to put out another true crime documentary, we get very interested - which is why we are alerting people to next month's Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes.

The documentary film will centre on one of Britain's most notorious serial killers Dennis Nilsen, who murdered at least twelve young men and boys between 1978 and 1983 in London.

Over a five-year period, he picked up vulnerable young men, lured them back to his home and strangled them, before disposing of their bodies.

The plot synopsis for the film reads: "The truth about how and why he killed has been the subject of much speculation in books and documentaries over the decades since.

"Now, with unique access to a wealth of personal archive left in his cell after his death, including over 250 hours of never-before-published cassette tapes of his private recordings, this film will take us into Nilsen’s world. From a young boy growing up in a quiet Scottish fishing village to a cold-blooded murderer prowling the streets of London."

Weaving together interviews with police, journalists, survivors, bereaved families, and - for the first time - the killer’s own voice, Netflix says the feature-length documentary explores how Nilsen was able to get away with multiple murders and attacks, unchallenged, for five years.

For those interested in all things true crime, Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes will arrive on Netflix on 18 August.

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