This article will bring you to the list of the best crime documentaries on Hulu. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it giving you some advice. There are some studies (although ones which used small sample sizes) which indicate that watching crime documentaries causes real fear. After people see a crime documentary about a serial killer, for example, they begin to wonder whether that could happen to them or in their neighborhood. The same studies showed that fictionalized TV shows and even news coverage of the same crimes didn’t have the same effect.
As for me, I don’t watch too many crime stories or documentaries, not because of fear, but they influence my mood. I have large dogs, so I am never afraid of anything when being at home.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the best crime documentaries on Hulu from their list.
The first one is The Jeffrey Dahmer Files. This documentary takes a different approach to making crime documentaries using scene recreation and a bit of fiction to show the life of American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the year he was arrested. The documentary also features archival footage and interviews with police investigators and medical examiners. The second documentary on our list for now is Killer Legends. It takes on four urban legends and explores the true stories that may have served as inspiration for those legends. From the Candyman, who killed a kid on Halloween, to The Baby-Sitter, who gets taunted and then killed by her tormenter, the stories are really haunting. The last documentary is H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer. This documentary tells the story of one of the first documented serial killers in history, H.H. Holmes. Holmes built a hotel where he brought his victims and killed them in the most horrific ways. Although Holmes confessed to 27 murders, it is believed that the number was a lot bigger, potentially surpassing 200.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 19 best crime documentaries on Hulu.