From Tiger King in 2020 to this year’s Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel, Netflix has the peddle to the metal with the amount of true-crime entertainment shows.
Their next venture will attempt to tackle the infamous Son Of Sam case.
In The Sons Of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness, we’ll see the murder case that became a lifelong obsession for Maury Terry, a journalist convinced this case was linked to a satanic cult.
Terry’s exhaustively researched book, The Ultimate Evil: An Investigation Into America’s Most Dangerous Satanic Cult, the four-part series brings to light evidence that David Berkowitz, aka Son of Sam, didn’t actually pull the trigger in some cases.
Here’s the trailer –
The official Netflix synopsis reads –
“The hunt for the “Son of Sam” captivated the world in the late 1970s, but the story behind one of America’s most notorious serial murderers is all but forgotten — until now. While the arrest and conviction of David Berkowitz brought the nightmare to an end for many New Yorkers, for journalist and Ultimate Evil author Maury Terry, the real mystery was just beginning. Terry, convinced Berkowitz had not acted alone, would go on to spend decades attempting to prove that the web of darkness behind the murders went deeper than anyone imagined – and his pursuit of that elusive truth would eventually cost him everything. Filmmaker Joshua Zeman draws on archival news footage, conversations with the people closest to the investigation, and Terry’s own words and case files to tell a cautionary tale of a man who went down a rabbit hole and never came out. But was Maury Terry just chasing ghosts – or are the true Sons of Sam still out there…”
The docuseries runs for four 60 minute episodes and comes from executive producers Sara Enright, Zara Duffy, Dave Sirulnick, Jon Kamen, Joshua Zeman, Josh Braun, and Dan Braun.
The Sons Of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness arrives on Netflix on May 5th.