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The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness


One journalist’s passion becomes an obsession to seek a new trial for David Berkowitz, who was convicted and imprisoned for the Son of Sam serial killings in 1976 and 1977.

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From the Watercooler:

There’s something riveting about Maury Terry and his story, even without the connection to the infamous Son of Sam killings. It’s like he’s still trying to solve the decades-old cold case from beyond the grave. But this is a true story, not a fictional TV crime drama, where all the loose ends are nicely tied up at the end. The protagonist has to fight the system to get his word out to the public, and never quite succeeds. Read More

From Nick Schager at Daily Beast:

The Sons of Sam presents Terry’s suppositions in exhaustive detail, in order to both highlight their validity and reveal their flaws. Over the course of four well-constructed episodes, it’s the latter that eventually become too legion to easily dismiss. … An illuminating—and sad—portrait of calamitous obsession. Full Review

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