Most horror fans are familiar with John McNaughton’s Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, in which Michael Rooker played the murderer Henry Lee Lucas. Well, if you'd like to learn more about the real-life psychopath that the 1986 film is loosely based upon, Netflix is giving him the spotlight with a brand-new true crime docuseries, titled "The Confession Killer."
During the early '80s, Henry Lee Lucas confessed to hundreds of murders, bringing closure to unsolved cases and grieving families. Even with no direct evidence linking Lucas to the crime scenes, he stunned authorities with his ability to sketch victims' portraits while citing brutal details of each attack. Yet journalists and attorneys found impossibilities in Lucas’ timeline, and DNA testing started to contradict his internationally-reported claims.
"The Confession Killer," a riveting five-part docuseries, explores how the man once called America’s most prolific serial killer was really a complex figure entangled with a flawed justice system.
Oscar nominee Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) and Taki Oldham directed the series.
Preview the series in the trailer below ahead of its December 6th, 2019 premiere.