Peter Jackson produced West Memphis Three documentary ‘West of Memphis’ gets its first trailer

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The case of the West Memphis three, in which three teenagers were given death sentences and life imprisonments after being found guilty of torturing and killing three young children, captured the attention of many due to the shoddy investigations and accusation of devil worship that led to the convictions. The story of the individuals, who were finally released in 2011 after 18 years in prison, has been the subject of the HBO documentary trilogy Paradise Lost; however, two other movies documenting the story, one by director Atom Egoyan, went into development following its conclusion. One of the movies, a documentary titled West of Memphis, is produced by famed director Peter Jackson and directed by Deliver Us from Evil helmer Amy Berg. The first trailer for the movie has now been released, and can be seen below.

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2 Comments
  1. Erwin says

    huh????? why?????

    the paradise lost trilogy (almost 7 hours) told EVERYTHING already. and completely with interviews and footage shot at the time things happened

    so why is this being made?

    1. Deepayan Sengupta says

      Well, as I understand it, this documentary has new witnesses that the Paradise Lost trilogy didn’t interview. There’s also perhaps something to be said for looking back at everything that transpired through the lens of passing time, which may provide a different perspective than the in-the-moment nature of the Paradise Lost trilogy.

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