Netflix’s latest exploration into the mind of serials killers will delve into the crimes of Henry Lee Lucas in the documentary “The Confession Killer“.
The killer, who claims to have killed hundreds of victims in the 1980s was the inspiration for the 1986 film, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, starring Michael Rooker.
Netflix and filmmakers Robert Kenner and Taki Oldham explore Lucas’ crimes and confessions of slaying multiple victims. Originally convicted of killing three people in 1998, including his own mother, he admitted to killing around 600 victims across the US. But many of his supposed victims were lies. Investigators and reporters’ research uncovered evidence that most of his confessions were false.
“The Confession Killer‘s” synopsis reads:
“During the early ’80s, Henry Lee Lucus confessed to hundreds of murders. Bringing closure to unsolved cases and grieving families. Even with no direct evidence linking Lucus to the crime scenes, he stunned authorities with his ability to sketch victims’ portraits of each attack. Yet journalists and attorneys found impossibilities in Lucas’ timeline and DNA testing started to contradict his internationally-reported claims. The five-part docuseries will explore how the man once called America’s most prolific serial killer was really a complex figure with a flawed justice system.”
Later he would recant many of his claims. Families have since been demanding the cases be reopened. Lucas died of heart failure in prison on March 12, 2001, at the age of 64.
The most recent trailer reveals Lucas describing his crimes and loving the intention he gets from the public.
Delve into the twisted mind of Henry Lee Lucus with “The Confession Killer,” debuting on Netflix December 6th.