True crime fans left shocked by 'brilliant and horrifying' new Netflix series
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True crime fans have been gripped by Netflix’s latest offering, with one viewer saying branding it ‘horrifying’ ‘sad’ and ‘powerful’.
Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields takes a look at the killings of dozens of women and girls whose bodies were found along the same stretch of land between Houston and Galveston throughout the 1970s to the 1990s.
An official synopsis from Netflix reads: “In April 1984, a dog carried what his owner thought was a ball out of a field along Calder Road between Houston and Galveston. It was a human skull. This was the first body found in what became known as the Texas Killing Fields.
“Two years later, another body was discovered in the same field, then a third. Victims Laura Miller, Heidi Fye, Laura Smither, Kelli Ann Cox, Jessica Cain, Donna Gonsoulin Prudhomme, Audrey Lee Cook and reportedly up to two dozen other women and girls between 12 to 25 years old were killed and disposed of along this route by 1991.
"Despite the investigation narrowing in on two main suspects, many of the murders are still unsolved.”
The documentary is the third in a series, and was preceded by Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel and Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer.
Viewers have been left horrified and hooked by the series with one posting on Twitter: “The Texas Killing Fields. Wow! @netflix @RealRonHoward @BrianGrazer An absolute 100% must watch. So sad and frustrating at times. But people are relentless for justice when it involves the needless death of a family member. Condolences to all those who have lost someone.”
Another said: “Very powerful, very in-depth and very well made. The Crime Scene Netflix series has gone from good to excellent with this addition. The Texas Killing Fields’ is an emotional watch and well worth your time. It’ll shock and infuriate you in equal measure.”
A third added: “The Texas Killing Fields doc on Netflix is a gripping watch. Would recommend strongly.”
While someone else commented: “Brilliant documentary. Horrifying. Sad. Powerful.”
Documentary maker Jessica Dimmock said the creation of the film had a profound impact on her.
She told Chron: “I cry, and I come home and talk about it. You definitely get impacted by it.
"I think that's part of it because [if I wasn’t affected], I wouldn't be committed to telling the story.
"It’s a lot to put yourself through. It does take a toll.”
Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields is available to stream on Netflix now.