Have you ever wondered why the creepiest true crime series has gained such popularity on streaming platforms like Netflix? Not only because Netflix’s own production team have delved deeper into viewership trends, but they also seized an opportunity.
From shows with marvellous production and narratives, Netflix has managed to create and maintain a solid fan base for this once-niche market segment. Best of Netflix has managed to dig deeper into the Netflix shelves to find you these creepiest true crime treasures amongst the sea of content.
Shows that have flooded Netflix’s top watch lists from this genre include Killer Sally, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, and Bundy Tapes are a given go-to for true crime fans. What this article focuses on are the harder finds. Those treasures get buried under the pile of new content in this category that is available every month.
To tickle your curious minds about the rapid rise of a solid fan base. Find out more about why true crime has become one of the most popular genres of the day. But for your weekend watchlist, we have got you covered!
Five creepiest true crime series on Netflix right now
5. House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths (2021)
This story belongs to that of a family of eleven people that were all found dead in their Delhi apartment at the same time. The Chundawat family resided in Sant Nagar, Burari, Delhi, where they all hung themselves with their eyes blinded. This three-episode docuseries, directed by Leena Yadav, uncover the various theories surrounding their death.
Including the dominance that the head of the family asserted over his own family. From planning everyone’s task to the dot for years to planning the whole ‘ritual’. This is a special case of family psychosis and a brutal example of what brainwashing can do to the masses. A must-watch, but beware, we warned you of the goosebumps.
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4. The Serpent (2021)
Probably one of the most brilliantly shot and cinematic reenactments of the true story following the several murders of the notoriously popular serial killer, Charles Sobhraj. Based in the 1970s, the story revolves around Charles Sobhraj’s multiple murder cases. This French man of Indian and Vietnamese descent used to call himself a professional jewel dealer. He trapped innocent hitchhikers and backpackers travelling through the famous South-East Asian hitchhiking trails and drugged them before robbing and murdering them.
Sobhraj’s gruesome murders were his way of continuing to hide his identity and use fake passports to travel from one place to another. He was accompanied by Marie-Andrée Leclerc (Jenna Coleman) and one of his other namesake brothers. The show highlights the exceptional job of a Dutch diplomat Herman Knippenberg who investigated the disappearance of two Dutch nationals who were travelling through Bangkok at the time.
Knippenberg helped unraveled the whole mystery and found Charles red-handed guilty for all that he had done. With Tahar Rahim serving us one of his best performances, just like almost every time, this show is nothing less than a must-watch for its excellent execution.
Watch The Serpent on Netflix right now.
3. Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019)
Starring Larissa Anderson, Francesca Asumah and Sarah Baughn, Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator is a 2019 documentary film which was directed by Eva Ordner. Revolving around the once infamous Bikram Choudhury, the star of and leader of the hot yoga fantasy surging in America. All the details mentioned in the podcast called 30 for 30 were covered in the award-winning docuseries.
From a rapid rise in the 1970s up until all the accusations of rape and sexual harassment from various individuals. The show covers it all. Everything about the show definitely makes you feel all kinds of creepy.
Watch Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator on Netflix right now.
2. Worst Roommate Ever (2022)
A five-part docuseries encapturing the lives of those who were cursed with roommates that changed their lives forever. Two of these episodes tell us the story of Jameson Bachman, who was known as a “serial squatter” and responsible for the deaths of two people in Montgomery county in 2017. It is a one-of-a-kind documentary that covers the most bizarre forms of roommates people ever had.
How people started disappearing when they moved into an elderly woman’s place. If you live alone, this show will definitely get to you. The part of this true crime series that haunts most viewers is how these people never seem suspicious.
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1. Conversations with a killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes (2022)
The scariest part of this show is the fact that it is a true story. Fear of clowns has emerged ever since the number of crimes that have surged surrounding their existence. One such example that can make the bravest of hearts shriek is the story of an infamous serial killer, John Wayne Gacy. An exterior with a smiling face and a part-time clown job managed to hide a demonic and gruesome inside. This man targeted and preyed on vulnerable people.
Accounted for killing at least 33 young men, John Wayne Gacy’s name resurfaced when Dahmer became a hit. This docuseries covering one of the scariest stories of our reality today highlights how the man was well-known in his community. He was respected and what came about later during the investigations back in the 1970s was a shock to all.
Watch Conversations with a killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes on Netflix right now.