Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields review: Distressing account of a terrifying period

Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields is a 3-part docu-series about a spate of cases involving missing women who were sometimes found to be murdered around the I-95 that ran through Texas. The series is now streaming on Netflix.

Story

Between the 1970s and 1990s, several girls and young women went missing across the length of the I-95 that ran through Huston, Texas. Some of these women were later found to be murdered with 4 of them found in close proximity to one another.

The 4 women were found in a field by Calder Road which was later nicknamed the “Texas Killing Fields” in reference to a movie of the same name that came out around that time.

Several suspects cropped up as the families of the victims faced the frustration of dealing with the lax attitude of the authorities and the pain of eventually finding the remains of their loved ones.

With the advent of technology, some of the unidentified corpses were finally identified and efforts continue to ensure that women are safe and violent perpetrators with a checkered past are not allowed to carry on with no consequences.

Positives

This story is gut-wrenching and emotional due to the subject matter and incites feelings of sadness, anger, frustration and so much more. One feels like they’re going through something similar to the family members of the victims while watching events unfold.

The series highlights so many different issues when it comes to law enforcement and its approach to dealing with crimes against women. It also depicts cases of abuse and how it affects everyone within the circle of the victim and can be so easily overlooked.

The visuals are frantic and engrossing and the story moves at a brisk pace as the mystery unravels and revelations are made. Watching this series will have one emote constantly and also remain on the edge of their seat.

Negatives

Much like the authorities, the series focuses more on the younger victims and not enough on some of the older women who went missing. This feels like an intentional decision that works on some level but also reads as an oversight.

Verdict

Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields is a terrifying docu-series that takes the audience on a hugely emotional journey from start to finish. The in-depth look at how the investigations progressed and the experiences of people like Tim Miller and Marla are all chilling to listen to as they are so normal and could happen to anyone else quite easily.

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Director: Jessica Dimmock

Date Created: 2022-11-29 13:30

Editor's Rating:
3

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