Netflix clearly believes that murder sells.
Despite objections from the families of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims, who claimed the streamer’s latest fictionalization of the serial killer’s gruesome murders Dahmer – The Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer story retraumatized her, Netflix shows no signs of ceasing its production of true crimes.
Now, in his latest deep dive, Crime Scene: The Texas Killing FieldsReleased Tuesday (November 29), the three-part limited series returns to the cold cases of at least 30 young women who were murdered and buried along the same strip of street.
While the families of Dahmer’s victims have not agreed, despite creator Ryan Murphy’s claims that he tried to search for it, photojournalist Jessica Dimmock’s documentary is instead fueled by a grieving father who never stopped killing his daughter to hunt.
When the bodies of three young women were discovered along Calder Road (often referred to as the Texas Killing Fields) in the 1980s and a fourth in 1991, the bodies of other missing girls were soon found amidst the 25-acre patch of land.
With the father’s help, the series “delves into five decades of the area’s disturbing history and uncovers a pattern of uncanny connections and missed opportunities surrounding the Calder Road cold cases that may finally lead investigators to the truth.”
Although true crime documentaries and their exploitative nature are increasingly stigmatized, it cannot be talked about without acknowledging that it is a double-edged sword.
As long as viewers are interested in these types of shows, Netflix and other streamers’ appetites to release them will only grow.
So until we change society’s rubbernecks, there will be plenty of true crime content to enjoy in the future.
Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields is now available to stream on Netflix.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/netflix-texas-killing-fields-murders-jeffrey-dahmer-b2235427.html Netflix hasn’t lost its appetite for serial killers after the Jeffrey Dahmer controversy