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For audiences seeking an escape from the current news, Oxygen is here to help with a number of gripping documentaries audiences can spend hours watching throughout the days and up into the nights.
From profiles of killers who will make your blood run cold to stories about men capable of monstrous malfeasance to deep dives into simply unbelievable crimes that gripped the nation throughout the years, you can find it on Oxygen.
It's easier than ever to binge Oxygen's many documentaries, which are available to stream on your TV, smartphone, or computer, wherever you are. Watch episodes with the Oxygen app, available on iOS and Android by simply entering your cable, digital, or satellite TV subscription information — or take advantage of three free credits Oxygen offers for watching without signing in. Most shows are also available on AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku and through Chromecast. Individual episodes can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and Google Play as well.
Shows that are in-season can be streamed live with your Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, or YouTube TV subscription. And you can always watch whole episodes right here at Oxygen.com by entering your cable subscription information. Pick the platform that works for you and start your streaming search with Oxygen!
Here are some of the best documentaries you can watch now:
Many people first became aware of Ed Kemper, aka The Co-Ed Killer, through his chilling portrayal on Netflix's true crime series "Mindhunter," where he was played by actor Cameron Britton. Now, viewers can get a glimpse into the terrifying mind of the real Ed Kemper through the Oxygen special "Kemper On Kemper: Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer."
In real life, Kemper notably took part in conversations with FBI special agents John Douglas and Bob Ressler for their study on serial killers. Along with Boston College professor Ann Burgess, the team used Kemper’s admissions about his life and murders to help build a system to profile future serial killers.
In 2015, Richard Matt and David Sweat's sudden escape from New York state's Clinton Correctional Facility in the town of Dannemora stunned an unsuspecting populace as they awaited news from the ensuing manhunt for the fugitives.
"Dannemora Prison Break" dives into the psyche of those involved and details Sweat and Matt's relationship with accomplice Joyce Mitchell, exposing the pair as mastermind manipulators exercising a thrill for control.
About a month after their jailbreak, Matt was shot and killed by authorities, while Sweat was re-captured two days later. He was sentenced to an additional seven to 14 years for charges related to the breakout. Mitchell herself pleaded guilty to a felony charge of promoting prison contraband and a misdemeanor charge of criminal facilitation. She was released from prison earlier this year.
At its peak in the late 1980s, the Nation Of Yahweh had thousands of followers and owned millions in real estate. Mixing messages of black power with fringe ideologies, adherents pledged their devotion to founder Yahweh ben Yahweh — a supposedly magnanimous figure who directed a group called the Death Angels to kill over a dozen people.
Yahweh ultimately served nearly two decades in prison for his role in the killings and died in 2007, but his terrifying legacy is on full display in Oxygen's "Uncovered: The Cult of Yahweh Ben Yahweh." The documentary features exclusive interviews with former members of the cult and its religious leader who demanded total submission to his whims.
This documentary goes beyond the famed Los Angeles Times series to trace con artist John Meehan's trail of manipulation that started long before he met Debra Newell, acting as a companion piece to Bravo's hit dramatization of the "Dirty John" saga. Season 1 of the Bravo drama is currently available to stream on Netflix.
Oxygen's "Dirty John, The Dirty Truth" takes a deep dive into Meehan's troubled past and his altercations with law enforcement, and features exclusive interviews with former girlfriends who speak out for the very first time to allow audiences to get a deeper look at the web of lies created by Meehan.
The rise and fall of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been the subject of countless articles and documentaries already. Oxygen's "Aaron Hernandez Uncovered" takes a new and incisive look at the former New England Patriots tight end who was eventually convicted for murder in the death of his sister's then-boyfriend Odin Lloyd — who was also a witness to other killings Hernandez was suspected of committing. The case was further muddled following Hernandez's suicide in prison after his conviction for murder.
There is perhaps no criminal more embedded in the American imagination than Charles Manson, who was found responsible for the shocking murder of actress Sharon Tate and several others through his direction of his "Family."
Oxygen takes a look at the Family itself, specifically the women that Manson ensnared in his web of murder in the special, "Manson: The Women." Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Sandra Good, Catherine Share, and Dianne Lake all speak in the documentary about their experiences living on Spahn Ranch with Manson, and what drove them to eventually follow Manson down his dark path.
Audiences may not know the name Israel Keyes, but will come away shocked at the crimes the suspected serial murderer is accused of, as documented in "Methods of a Serial Killer."
While Keyes was initially arrested for a brazen kidnapping in 2012, he ended up confessing to 11 murders and told just enough for authorities to take him seriously. Keyes would not see justice as he killed himself while in custody — leaving behind a chilling note for the authorities — but this documentary takes a deeper look at a little-known case that audiences are unlikely to forget.
If you are looking for a gripping tale, consider the unbelievable case of Derek Alldred and his victims. Alldred was a master manipulator, using disguise and emotional trickery to seduce women into relationships with him under a number of different personas. His goal was the same with each, however: Drain them of their financial resources and use them to support his own lifestyle before he moves onto the next victim. But Alldred didn't count on the resourcefulness and guts of some of the women he conned. This Oxygen special features intimate interviews with Alldred's victims, who ultimately helped bring him down.
This powerful two-hour Oxygen special examines the United States' hate crime epidemic, speaking with experts, investigators, and the families of people who were murdered just for being who they were. The brutal dragging death of Matthew Shepard and its seismic impact on American culture is explored in the special, as well as the murders of James Byrd, Heather Heyer and Blaze Bernstein, and the Islamophobic 2017 train attack. It also follows many of the family members' continuing fight for social change and justice.
To this day, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer remains a subject of lurid fascination in the world of true crime. Tried and convicted of 17 grisly murders that often involved acts of cannibalism and necrophilia, Dahmer's killings continue to grip the imagination of the public — inspiring a number of films and documentaries on the figure.
Oxygen's "Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks" offers an in-depth look at the killer with exclusive interviews from those closest to him, including parents Lionel and Shari Dahmer alongside surviving victims Billy Capshaw and Preston Davis, who decided to finally break their silence about what happened to them — all adding up to a chilling portrait of the cannibal killer.
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