Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Directed by Nick Broomfield

Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested in July 2010 after a 25 year killing spree in which it is thought he could have killed over 100 victims, potentially making him the most prolific serial killer in history. Significantly, his arrest was not the product of painstaking detective work but completely accidental, the result of a computer DNA match that linked him to a possible 20 victims.

Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested in July 2010 after a 25 year killing spree in which it is thought he could have killed over 100 victims.

Cast: Lonnie Franklin Jr., Chris Franklin

Member Reviews

So happy for this insight/behind the scene look into how certain communities are treated. I care about our law inforcement yet, am so sad for how these murders and public information were handled.

TJP
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1 month ago

If only the neighborhood had been in a different part of town and the victims had been white. Would it still have taken 25 years for the killer to have been found?.

Annon.
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1 month ago

Thought thereā€™d be more evidence and trial coverage, but it was mostly interviews with the women and friends. Not worth watching.

NJM
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2 months ago

Terrible

jdp
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3 months ago

Much less widely publicized than other serial killers. The film absolutely highlights racial and socioeconimic disparities in the USA. Add to that, the longstanding history of racism, excessice force, and corruption within the LAPD, LASD, and local government. I appreciate that the filmmakers allowed the citizens to tell their own stories. However, overall, I was not impressed vy te

Lizard
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3 months ago