Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

1996 • 149 minutes
108 reviews
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The landmark documentary that sparked an international movement to 'Free the West Memphis Three,' Paradise Lost investigates the gruesome 1993 murder of three eight-year-old boys and the three teenagers accused of killing them as part of a Satanic ritual. From real-life courtroom drama and clandestine jailhouse interviews to behind-the-scenes strategy meetings and intimate moments with grief-stricken families, acclaimed filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were granted unprecedented access to all the players involved, capturing the events as they unfolded.

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108 reviews
Kaleigha Smith
August 26, 2019
The beginnings of a long epic emotionally exhausting 18 year klusterfuk of crazy. After this make sure you watch Paradise Lost 2, 3, and then west of Memphis. what's most upsetting though is that groupthink took hold and it affected these men's lives in ways that you can't imagine. It's mind-blowing
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Lindsey Prawat
February 7, 2016
I am floored that these boys got convicted in the first place. The police were more worried about quickly "solving" the case instead of looking at real evidence and leads. I'll never live in Arkansas because they don't have a justice system whatsoever. The real killer is still out there cough cough Terry Hobbs. If it wasn't for this documentary then these guys would still be locked up and one of them put to death. The police just refuse to admit they made a mistake and because of that, they're allowing this monster to kill again, if he hasn't already.
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Wendy Barker
May 5, 2021
All the documentaries are well done and timeless! I rewatched them with my 16 yr old son.... which was even disturbing 20 yrs later.... time they lost. Im so happy they are free! If wearing black is evil then that damn judge (all judges) and priests would be thrown in jail! So many ignorant people - karma got them all.... that so called "occult specialist" Dr. Dale Griffis who had absolutely no education on occult and made a fake career off WM3. His legacy is surely doomed. Karma!!
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