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New Netflix true crime doc focused on brutal submarine murder being called 'best of the year'

Jess Hardiman

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New Netflix true crime doc focused on brutal submarine murder being called 'best of the year'

A new Netflix true crime documentary about a brutal submarine murder is being hailed the ‘best show of the year’. Watch the trailer here: 


Many of us use Netflix as our go-to for true crime, with many of its documentaries and series offering up a captivating yet digestible take on some of the world’s wildest and darkest real life stories. 

And one of its latest releases is no exception, having climbed to number five in Netflix UK’s top movies since being released on 30 September. 


Into the Deep: The Submarine Murder Case follows what happened when journalist Kim Wall disappeared in 2017 after boarding the submarine of inventor Peter Madsen, whose ‘changing story about her fate’ masked a ‘terrifying truth’. 

A synopsis from Netflix says: “Filmmaker Emma Sullivan was looking to profile eccentric inventor Peter Madsen and his homemade rocket for a documentary. Instead, she captures incriminating footage that helped convict him of the murder of journalist Kim Wall.” 

Many viewers are saying the ‘incredible’ feature-length documentary is the best thing they’ve seen this year. 


One person tweeted: “Into The Deep on Netflix is extraordinary. A documentary that started filming 11 months before its subject committed murder. Sensitively handled and not leering over the facts of the crime, this is as much about a group discovering a friend and leader is a psychopath. Watch now.” 

Someone else said: “Into The Deep on @netflix is maybe the best true crime doc of the year. The documentary captures the downward spiral of a murderous psychopath in real time. No dramatized footage needed. Absolutely shocking.” 

A third wrote: “Emma Sullivan that was the best true crime doc I’ve ever seen a masterpiece if you will, watch into the deep on Netflix it’s INCREDIBLE.” 

The documentary landed on Netflix on 30 September. Credit: Netflix
The documentary landed on Netflix on 30 September. Credit: Netflix

And, as always, there's plenty more in store for true crime fans, with the forthcoming release of Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes, which comes hot on the heels of Ryan Murphy's hugely popular drama about Jeffrey Dahmer.

A summary from Netflix fan platform Tudum says of the new docu-series, which lands on 7 October: "Back for a third iteration, Conversations with a Killer uses never-before-heard audio interviews between Dahmer and his defense team to answer the big question: Why was Dahmer, who had been convicted of sexual assault of a minor in 1988, able to avoid suspicion and detection from police as he stalked Milwaukee’s gay scene for victims, many of whom were people of colour?

"The three-part docuseries not only delves into the killer’s warped psyche but also examines police accountability through a modern-day lens. As seen in the trailer above, the upcoming docuseries highlights interviews with those who worked closely with Dahmer, including his lawyer Wendy Patrickus, during his high-profile case."


Watch Into the Deep on Netflix now, while Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes arrives on the streaming site later this week on Thursday 7 October.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix, Documentaries

Jess Hardiman
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