Netflix often likes to double down on its true crime programming. For example, they released both Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and the Bundy biopic Extremely Wicked, Incredibly Evil and Vile Around the same time. They did something similar with Conversations with a Killer: The Tapes of Jeffrey Dahmer and the series Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Now they’re following the release of the true crime-inspired movie The good nurse (read our review HERE) with the release of the documentary Capture the Killer Nurse. The trailer for the documentary, which will be available on the streaming service from November 11thth, can be seen above.
Directed by Tim Travers Hawkins, Capture the Killer Nurse has the following synopsis:
Charlie Cullen was an experienced nurse who was well-liked and loved by his colleagues at Somerset Medical Center in New Jersey. He was also one of the most prolific serial killers in history, with a body count that could number in the hundreds at several medical facilities in the northeast. Based on The good nursethe best-selling novel written by Charles Graeber and starring in a Netflix feature film starring Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne released this fall – this new documentary from Emmy-nominated director Tim Travers Hawkins (XY Chelsea) reveals the twisted story behind Cullen’s series of hidden murders. Using audio from Cullen himself and emotional interviews with those closest to the events – including whistleblower and fellow nurse Amy Loughren, the detectives who solved the case, author Graeber and members of the family of the victims – the film traces how the truth was initially too shocking for anyone to comprehend, and how Cullen’s horrific actions underscore an even greater danger that still lurks in our healthcare system.
The good nurse was quite troubling on its own, and I’m sure it’s going to be even more troubling to get the facts straight from Capture the Killer Nurse.
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