The chilling first trailer for American Murder: The Family Next Door provides a voice to the victims in a triple homicide that shocked the world.
The new documentary, from director Jenny Popplewell and Oscar-winning government producer James Marsh, brings audiences into the grim thriller directing as much as the deaths of 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two younger daughters, who, in 2018, had been reported lacking of their hometown of Frederick, Colorado. While initially seeming like Shanann merely walked away along with her youngsters, suspicion shortly fell on her husband Chris Watts. It was finally found that Watts was having an affair and he subsequently admitted to killing his spouse and youngsters and disposing of their our bodies in an oil storage place owned by his then-employer. This revelation uncovered a twisted backstory the filmmakers discover totally by way of archival footage, Shanann’s social media posts and self-shot movies, regulation enforcement recordings, textual content messages, and never-before-seen house movies from family and mates.
Even although Chris was in the end sentenced to life in jail, the movie explores the police investigation that uncovered the foundation of his disintegrating marriage with Shanann in a story Netflix claims “is the primary movie to offer a voice to the victims” within the stunning case. This was actually a homicide that made nationwide headlines and has been the topic of many specials previously however Netflix has been nice at going deeper into these cases and this one ought to be one to watch.
American Murder: The Family Next Door hits Netflix on September 30, 2020. Check out the official key artwork below!