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Chilling True Crime 'Deep Water' Is Coming To Netflix

Chilling True Crime 'Deep Water' Is Coming To Netflix

If you're already planning a New Year's Day Netflix bingeathon we might have just the thing for it.

Deep Water, an Australian true crime, is landing on the streaming platform on the first day of the year, and it's set to be a gripping watch.

The four-part thriller is based on the true story of a spate of gay hate murders which plagued Sydney in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

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Directed by Shawn Seet, it follows detectives Nick Manning (Noah Taylor) and Tori Lustigman (Yael Stone) who are assigned to a brutal murder case in Bondi.

They begin to uncover evidence that suggests the killing is connected to a wave of unexplained deaths, disappearances and 'suicides' in the Bondi area.

At the same time, Tori is tormented by the disappearance of her teenage brother and the pair put their lives on the line to expose the truth.

The four-part thriller follows the detective who sought to uncover the truth (Credit: Blackfella Films)
The four-part thriller follows the detective who sought to uncover the truth (Credit: Blackfella Films)
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The real life murders were carried out by gangs on the coastal cliffs around Sydney and were ritualistic in their nature.

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In July 1989, up-and-coming newsreader Ross Warren was last seen driving home after a night out with friends. Two days later his car keys were found on the rocks beneath well-know gay area, Marks Parks above Bondi Beach.

His body was never recovered and police rule he must have fallen in the sea by accident.

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Noah Taylor and Yael Stone star in 'Deep Water' (Credit: Blackfella Films)
Noah Taylor and Yael Stone star in 'Deep Water' (Credit: Blackfella Films)

In November 1989, John Russell shared drinks with friends before heading to Marks Parks. The following morning his body was found by a jogger at the bottom of the cliffs covered in blood.

Openly gay David McMahon was one survivor of such attacks. In December 1989, he had been out for a night around the cliffs of Bondi. He was attacked by a 20-strong gang and dragged down three flights of stairs before hearing one of his attackers say: "let's take him up and throw him off where we threw the other dude."

Luckily, David managed to get free and ran away as fast as he could.

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Deep Water lands on Netflix on 1st January 2020.

Featured Image Credit: Blackfella Films

Topics: Entertainment, True Crime, TV Entertainment

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