Director: Joshua Zeman
Streaming: Netflix
Release Date: 2021

A mini-series on a serial killer? I will watch it, even it is not fully up to snuff. What makes Sons Of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness a bit unique is that the story does not follow the killer (or possibly multiple…?), rather it follows Maury Terry.

Terry was an investigative journalist who became obsessed with the Son of Sam case. He persistency was rooted in the fact that he believed there were multiple people involved with the killing spree in New York City. Terry believed there were satanic cults rooted everywhere across the country.

I can understand how viewers who went into Sons Of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness expecting a deep dive into the crimes would be disappointed at this four-part series. However, in my opinion, the focus on Terry and his view of things and eventual tragedy of his life brings this documentary over the Mendoza line. It adds something different to the viewing and provides a bit of complexity to what would be a “generic” cop gotcha story.

Stanko Rating: B- (3.0/5 Stars)


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