Netflix releasing true crime documentary about group of cat lovers who tracked down murderer and alleged cannibal next month
Netflix’s status as the king of true crime has never really been in any doubt. Shows like “Making a Murderer”, “The Keepers”, and “When They See Us” have had both fans and critics raving, while the likes of “Mindhunter” and “Manhunt: Unabomber” prove that they’ve got dramatic as well as documentary chops. Now, after years of success, there are exciting signs that the streaming service is now taking its commitment to the genre to the next level.
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The programmer recently revealed plans for a three-part true crime mini-series focussed on infamous alleged cannibal killer Luka Magnotta. The show, dubbed, “Don’t F**k With Cats”, tells the incredible true story of how Magnotta’s most vociferous adversaries came not from law enforcement, but from a community of cat lovers.
The story starts after Magnotta, who at the time was working as a gay adult film star, posted a shocking video of himself back in 2010 feeding live kittens to a python. The video so horrified online animal lovers that many decided to join forces, track Magnotta down and notify the police of his whereabouts.
One of the members of the animal rights team who tracked Magnotta’s location, Deanna Thompson, has leant her voice to the documentary series.
The group claims that, after using metadata from Magnotta’s internet activity, they attempted to notify the police - citing serial killers with a history of cruelty to animals as a red flag that he was dangerous. Their concerns were seemingly corroborated when Magnotta reportedly contacted The Sun newspaper back in 2011, allegedly writing:
“This time the victims won’t be small animals. I will, however, send you a copy of the new video I’m going to be making.”
“You see, killing is different than smoking. With smoking you can actually quit. Once you kill and taste blood, it’s impossible to stop. The urge is just too strong not to continue.”
However, the warning signs were not enough to prevent Magnotta from killing and allegedly eating Chinese student Lin Jun in Canada in 2012. Although he was eventually arrested and sentenced to life behind bars, he managed to evade capture for almost two years before authorities tracked him down to a cafe in Berlin. Needless to say, the Don’t F**k With Cats documentary promises to be quite a rollercoaster.