Netflix has produced plenty of great original documentaries over the years, but younger generations from the States might be completely unaware of the events that are chronicled in the The Ripper.
If you haven’t watched for yourself yet, I suggest you do. But either way, we’re going to highlight 17 of the most chilling moments from the show below.
WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILERS BELOW AS WELL AS MENTIONS OF A SERIAL KILLER
The eerie opening title credits set the ominous tone for this series, and one shot of a sign is bone-chilling:
The resemblance between Wilma McCann and her son, Richard McCann, during his interview segments.
The media’s words and overall disregard for the lives of sex workers.
A series of shots on the barren streets of Yorkshire makes it look like a ghost town.
A son must identify his own mother’s body.
The Letter to the Ripper.
A man rolls his wheelbarrow over a victim’s body.
The police reveal the first sketch of The Ripper.
A 19-year-old speaks bluntly and with honesty.
After eight deaths, there is a desperate plea made to the Ripper that he turn himself over to the police.
The Ripper’s very public murder scene.
The Ripper allegedly sends in a tape to the investigators and reveals his voice for the first time.
A detective discovers that the tape might be a hoax, and leaves the police cold in their tracks.
A survivor gives her first-hand account.
Women across Britain demand they “Reclaim the Night” with marches.
A look at the weapons the Ripper used to murder women over the course of five years.
Peter William Sutcliffe revealed as Yorkshire Ripper.
The Ripper was an extraordinary documentary that captured the unrest in Yorkshire and Britain.
From the failures in the police investigation to the lack of empathy for sex workers, director Jesse Vile did a tremendous job shedding light on the case and gave a voice to survivors and those affected by Sutcliffe.
What part stood out most to you in the four-part documentary?