The Confession Killer Review - Strange, scary, dark and compelling murder saga

The Confession Killer Review - Strange, scary, dark and compelling murder saga
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Bringing forward a journey of a tale of justice gone awry, Netflix's The Confession Killer is disturbing yet is a compelling told story at the same time. It stars Nan Cuba, Bob Prince and Hugh Aynesworth in primary roles. The series is based on real-life incidents.

As far as the concept of the series goes, it talks of Henry Lee Lucas and his confession to having committed over 100 murders. This docuseries holds a mirror to the truth discussing several horrifying consequences associated with the protagonist. Henry Lee Lucas has been recognised as America's most dangerous serial killer, yet the actual twist emerges when the DNA results contradict his confessions.

The docuseries is narrated in five episodes. The episodes start with a courtroom drama and present the truth concerning Lucas with the results of his DNA test. Taking note of existing pieces of evidence and the new ones, the authorities identify their mistake of letting the true killers free.

The entire series is well-constructed and it presents the faults in the judicial system grippingly. If you are a true crime genre lover, watching this five-part series will be a delight, given it has a good mix of twists and turns. However, in the absence of archived videos, it does appear a little dry in its presentation.

Directed by Robert Kenner and Taki Oldham, Netflix’s The Confession Killer is well-built and devastating for the judicial system. The show can leave you amazed and aghast at the same time. The pace is good and engrossing with the major twists. The series includes several interviews of the people related to the case along with a lot of video footage.

Jonathon Stevens has justified his role as a composer in the series, especially when the series moves towards its darker dimensions. The cinematographic standards deserve appreciation. The episodes are generally crisp, although the tone gets a tad too tiring and dark in its later stages.

Rating: 4/5

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