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The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness: Limited Series (2021)

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The hunt for the "Son of Sam" captivated the world in the late 1970s, but the story behind one of America's most notorious serial murderers is all but forgotten -- until now. While the arrest and conviction of David Berkowitz brought the nightmare to an end for many New Yorkers, for journalist and Ultimate Evil author Maury Terry, the real mystery was just beginning. Terry, convinced Berkowitz had not acted alone, would go on to spend decades attempting to prove that the web of darkness behind the murders went deeper than anyone imagined -- and his pursuit of that elusive truth would eventually cost him everything. Filmmaker Joshua Zeman (CROPSEY, MURDER MOUNTAIN) draws on archival news footage, conversations with the people closest to the investigation, and Terry's own words and case files to tell a cautionary tale of a man who went down a rabbit hole and never came out. But was Maury Terry just chasing ghosts -- or are the true Sons of Sam still out there...

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Critic Reviews for The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness: Limited Series

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

Terry's descent down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories around David Berkowitz fuels Sons of Sam but it's handled in such a tabloid, sensational way with the kind of logic that makes real journalists furious.

May 5, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

They leave loose threads dangling everywhere as The Sons of Sam flounders the longer it tries to articulate Terry's grand vision of murder, satanism, and ignored genius.

August 21, 2021 | Full Review…

The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness is compelling, exquisitely inconclusive, and long overdue.

July 8, 2021 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Sons is well worth watching but be forewarned...

June 14, 2021 | Full Review…

[It] pulls back further from the serial murderer in its title to give a portrait of a community...

June 4, 2021 | Full Review…

The series is a twisty true crime rabbit hole. Each episode is packed with new controversial revelations. Yet, history purists may not appreciate the centering of conspiracy theories and speculation as opposed to fully proven facts.

June 2, 2021 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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