Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer review – gory and effective

By M.N. Miller
Published: September 8, 2022 (Last updated: September 1, 2023)
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Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer is a short-stack docuseries with quick, effective, and gory true crime satisfaction.

The Netflix true crime series Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer was released on September 7th, 2022, and will contain spoilers.

The new Netflix true crime docuseries Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer is not for the faint of heart. I am sure this will describe the new short stack of a show. It is particularly graphic, looking to shock the viewer quickly and easily. It will not be easy for anyone who can be triggered easily by violence or the hint of it. But, if you found Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi, grab a brown bag and a handful of nausea pills.

Over two decades, several murders, particularly in rural Uttar Pradesh, happened with no leads or suspects. Or, for that matter, no interest in the case from top political and police officials. The murders are particularly gruesome here. While Butcher of Delhi was just as grotesque, the serial killer’s targets fell victim to cannibalism. When a docuseries gets into the details of boiling a brain and drinking the liquid contents, it gives new meaning to the phrase “Is it in you?”

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Crime docuseries like The Butcher of Delhi suggestively use horrific details of their cases to show the viewer, mostly to cover up the fact that there is a lack of a story. Or, for that matter, to fill in the gaps of a series stretched beyond its limits. However, I will give the filmmakers here some considerable credit, though. They know how to get the point. Unlike the series dedicated to the Butcher, Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer admirably gets the job done in three relatively short episodes.

The chapters are constructed effectively with two points of view. For one, the filmmakers do an eye-opening job of highlighting issues with India’s socioeconomic structure that has to do with the caste system. The interviewees remarkably open up their snobbery or downright racist attitudes to other classes, religions, and communities. You can argue this got in the way of finding the killer, but a better argument is that the murders were not discovered until a well-known reporter went missing as the fourteenth victim.

This is by making a big reveal at the end of each of the first two episodes. And that first ending is a killer one. (This is the end of each chapter of Making a Murderer that kept wanting you to return for more). They interview the serial killer, which is rare for a docuseries that usually recycle material like George Lucas. This is a spine-tingling and horrific encounter that offers rare insight into the mind of a killer.

This is a quick and effective shot and short stack of a docuseries. Particularly, Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer will satisfy true crime fans and anyone who loves particularly gory details.

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