While there are no jump scares in documentaries like in regular horror movies, these series are even more chilling because they explore true stories that will leave you sick to your stomach and make you question humanity (and your next-door neighbour), from Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy.
When it comes to true-crime documentaries breaking down the heinous misdeeds of some of the most well-known serial killers of all time, Netflix has the genre on lock. They don’t only have documentaries about the world’s most notorious killers, though — some docs also shed light on lesser-known murderers you haven’t heard of before.
If that’s the type of content you’re looking to watch this weekend, we have you covered. These documentaries recount the lives and crimes of real-life murderers and reveal step by step how each killer was eventually caught after their sometimes decades-long killing sprees.
Here are all the best serial killer documentaries on Netflix now, but don’t plan on getting a good night’s sleep after.