The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness
David Berkowitz, otherwise known as The Son of Sam, was convicted to a 300-year prison sentence for shooting 13 people and killing six in 1976 and 1977. But the docuseries The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness examines one journalist’s four-decade-long investigation that showcases significant information proving a theory that Berkowitz did not work alone when he engaged in his infamous spree of chaos and murder.
The Netflix documentary series revolves around Maury Terry’s lifelong obsession regarding The Son of Sam case’s ties to a Satanic Cult and even Charles Manson. An ample amount of evidence is put forth in an engaging manner indicating there could very well be a network of satanic cults and that multiple members of a group called The Children carried out the violence and mayhem that David Berkowitz went down for alone.
Berkowitz himself has claimed he didn’t do these things alone, and a lot of Maury’s suspicions were featured in his book The Ultimate Evil. Murder Mountain director Joshua Zeman helms The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness, and Paul Giamatti provides a voiceover-like narration acting as Maury Terry.
The four entries of the well-crafted Netflix docuseries have runtimes ranging between fifty-eight and sixty-two minutes in length. The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness is as chilling as it is captivating and will not disappoint true crime fans on the streaming service.