Starring: John DiMaggio, Tom Lodewyck, David Salmonson, Brett Jetmund, David Weiss, Douglas Wynne, Matthew Aaron, David Schmidt, William Knight, Henry Lesser
More info: IMDb
Plot: This documentary tells the story of early 20th-century serial killer Carl Panzram, who wrote his autobiography at the urging of Henry Lesser, a prison guard with whom he forged a strange friendship.
My rating: 8/10
Will I watch it again? Yes.
Currently on Netflix streaming, this fascinating documentary takes you on an amazing ride using Panzram's own words. His voice over actor sounds like a deep voiced, menacing Kiefer Sutherland but after a while it works well enough I suppose. Like most of these types of criminals, you can't take everything they say at face value so they probably did less than what they purport but even if he did a fraction of what he admits to, it would make him a frightening figure. He appears to be a product of his environment from which he emerged from being beaten and abused to a world which he wanted nothing but to exact revenge on as it had turned him into a bitter and hateful monster. His goal was to rob, rape and kill everyone he could. His prison escapes and travels are fascinating.