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The Killing Season 

"The Killing Season" from Executive Producer Alex Gibney follows documentarians, Joshua Zeman (Cropsey) and Rachel Mills as they investigate one of the most bizarre unsolved serial killer ... See full summary »






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Series cast summary:
Rachel Mills ...  Herself / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Joshua Zeman ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Peter Brendt Peter Brendt ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2016


"The Killing Season" from Executive Producer Alex Gibney follows documentarians, Joshua Zeman (Cropsey) and Rachel Mills as they investigate one of the most bizarre unsolved serial killer cases of our time -- ten dead sex workers discovered on Gilgo Beach, Long Island. Authorities believe these killings are the work of the Long Island Serial Killer, who after five years remains at large. Forging relationships with cyber-sleuths, journalists and victim's families, Zeman and Mills uncover connections that suggest Long Island is just the beginning.

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Hooked...Your New Murderporn Fix...
16 November 2016 | by meddlecoreSee all my reviews

If you were knocked off the edge of your seat by The Jinx...or transfixed to the screen while binge watching Making A Murderer...you can thank Cropsey filmmaker Joshua Zeman, and his partner Rachel Mills, for their new documentary series: The Killing Season- which looks at the numerous cases of dead women (most being sex workers) and disposed bodies in and around Long Island, New York.

At least, that's where it begins...

Two episodes in and I'm already hooked.

We follow along as we watch Zeman, Mills, and their team make huge discoveries, as they uncover clue after clue...making progress in weeks, where the police seem to have failed for years (though not without someone in the dept's help, at least).

The filmmaking team have enlisted the help of a Herzogian Serial Killer Profiler, who sort of acts as the narrator, outlining the potential narrative as he sees it (and he's even German). I'm not sure I agree with everything he says, but f*ck if he doesn't keep things interesting with his far fetched and/or extremely intuitive theories (you be the judge).

Their seems to be two things going on: on one hand, an investigation into what is either one insanely clever and prolific serial killer, or, alternatively, two different serial killers, with two different MO's, working the same stomping ground (or perhaps even hunting each other, as the crazy German guy implies). Hell there may even be more than that... While on the other, it acts to query why the police seem wholly unconcerned about investigating and solving these crimes.

The filmmakers seem to imply they are about to break something huge, and of significance to more than just Long Island (a serial killing cabal, perhaps?)...

I guess we'll see how it plays out as the series progresses. But, one thing is certain, the filmmakers have really managed to fashion the narrative as to leave you on the edge of your seat, and dying to know more, as the end of each episode rolls around.

Awesome series from executive producer Alex Gibney, and filmmakers Joshua Zeman, and Rachel Mills, so far.

A must see series, for sure.

10 out of 10!!!

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