Watch: Teaser for HBO's Chilling Doc 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper'
Pretty much every month, HBO has a great new documentary premiering, and one of them has already played at the New York Film Festival. Tales of the Grim Sleeper dives into the life and crimes of Lonnie Franklin Jr., a man arrested as the suspected murderer of a string of young black women. But what's really scary is that police seemed to ignore this ongoing murder case despite claiming a victory after 20 years of investigations. Director Nick Broomfield exposes the past of Franklin, from the friends who knew the killer, to those who lost someone to his vicious crimes, but he also exposes something else very horrifying.
Here's the teaser trailer for Nick Broomfield's documentary Tales of the Grim Sleeper direct from HBO:
Tales of the Grim Sleeper is directed by Nick Broomfield, and follows the filmmaker as he heads to the neighborhood of alleged killer Lonnie Franklin Jr., who was arrested in South Central Los Angeles in 2010 as the suspected murderer of a string of young black women. At first, Franklin’s pals stand up for him: he was the go-to guy, and certainly no murderer. But soon friends and neighbors start offering up chilling testimony, as do local activists who question why it took so long for the authorities to pay attention: the community doesn't trust the LAPD, and they weren't going to talk. The film premieres on HBO in 2015.