American Murder: The Family Next Door (Netflix Review)

Director; Jenny Popplewell
Documentary/Crime
1h 22 minutes
Streaming on Netflix

My stomach is turning just by watching the pictures, my soul was crushed when seeing this grim documentary, and my heart goes out to the families of the victims. The mother and those two little angels didn’t deserve such horrific faith, all because of a monster. To say it is gut-wrenching and soul-crushing is an understatement.

The documentary is based on the story that made massive headlines in 2018 – when Mrs. Watts and her two daughters were tragically murdered by the husband.

It is one hour and 22 minutes footage of details, facts, and personal home-videos leading up to the murder and reason behind it. It is thrilling and has you hooked within minutes of is beginning, and the tension rises as it moves forward to the finale of the story that will leave you heartbroken bawling your eyes out- unable to understand such outcome, action, and behavior from a person whom they loved so dearly.

It’s hard to watch, to see how someone can be capable of acting in such ways toward their own family, his own children. 7/10