By Kirstyn Evans, Second Year English
A shocking Netflix documentary about an international hunt for a murderer and cat-killer has proved to be a traumatising watch for many viewers.
Don’t F^ck With Cats has all the ingredients to get you hooked. Horrific murder? Check. Attention to detail? Check. Clearly psychotic killer? Check
I first stumbled across this documentary in a very similar fashion to how the internet hunters Baudi Moovan and John Green found the cat clip that changed their lives – by scrolling through the internet. Looking at cute cat videos on Facebook I was not. Instead, I was entertaining myself on Twitter by scrolling through the cat-astrophic reviews of the movie Cats (2019) - which, by the way, I am still too afraid to watch.
Like many true crime documentaries, Don’t F^ck With Cats (2019) has all the ingredients to get you hooked. Horrific murder? Check. Attention to detail? Check. Clearly psychotic killer? Check. It may even be obvious from the tag line ‘hunting an internet killer’ that this documentary is about a murder. However, I was not expecting what I saw.
This documentary is about a killer who films the torture and murder of kittens and uploads them to YouTube (among other things), and clips of which are shown in the documentary. If you think you will be distressed by this then please utilise the Netflix ‘skip ahead ten seconds’ feature because this is not a documentary you should sleep on. This is the most shocking thing I have ever seen. Even the heroes will take you by surprise - Moovan and Green, two ordinary users of the internet took matters into their own hands and led the international man-hunt for the killer.
If you think Joe Goldberg from You (2018-) is a mastermind at internet sleuthing, these two will make him look like your grandmother texting. Managing to stay one step ahead of police from the comfort of their own homes, this pair of geniuses use Google Maps of all things to pinpoint a killer in another country. I have never screamed ‘what the fck’ at my television so many times in my life. With an average run time of three hours split into three hour-long episodes, Don’t F^ck With Cats is superbly disturbing and addictive, leaving you wondering just how much we enable violent content on the internet go unchecked.
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Have you braved this f**king (!) documentary yet?