The 12 Best Documentaries About The Youngest Serial Killers

Jul 15, 2023 | Best Of, Crime

The shocking truth of a 5 year old taking the life of another is something that can perturb even the most hardened individuals. But this isn’t fiction; it’s reality- and it’s been documented in several riveting documentaries. Follow along as we explore some of these accounts, and delve into the complex psychology behind the actions of such a young child.


1. Amarjeet Sada, The 8 YO Serial Killer

This documentary is like no other you’ve seen before. It tells the true story of Amarjeet Sada, an 8 year old serial killer who shocked his community with his heinous crimes. His innocent appearance hides a darkness that will make you question your own understanding of humanity and leave you wondering what else could be lurking beneath the surface. This film dives deep into this complex case, revealing twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Get ready to experience a horror movie script come to life in one of the most unique documentaries ever made!


2. James Fairweather: Britain’s Youngest Serial Killer

This documentary takes you on a journey to uncover the truth behind James Fairweather, Britain’s youngest serial killer. At just 15 years old, he committed two brutal murders that shocked local communities and left many wondering what could have led him down this path of violence. Through interviews with those close to the case and experts in criminal psychology, we explore the events leading up to his crimes as well as his motivations for committing them. Get ready to learn more about one of Britain’s most notorious criminals!


3. The World’s YOUNGEST Serial Killers

Children are the last people you would expect to commit serial murder, but today we’re exploring 3 of the world’s youngest serial killers and their shocking cases. From a 15-year-old who committed multiple heinous crimes in the UK to a young boy whose spree of killings rocked his neighborhood, these stories will leave you stunned. Join us for an in-depth look at 3 of the most chilling cases involving some of the world’s youngest serial killers.


4. Britain’s Youngest Female Double Murderer at 15 Years Old?

At 15 years old, Lorraine Thorpe shocked the world when she became Britain’s youngest female double murderer. Coming from a broken home and living with street drinkers, Thorpe was under the influence of 42-year-old Paul Clarke when Rosalyn Hunt was tortured and murdered by them in 2009. This documentary takes an up close look at how this tragedy unfolded: examining whether or not the system failed her and what could have been done to prevent it.


5. What A 15 Year Old Mass Killer Looks Like

This documentary is an in-depth exploration of the story of Nicholas Browning, a 15 year old who was convicted for mass murder. We take an exclusive look into his interrogation and how experts have analyzed this case from a legal and psychological perspective. Get ready to explore the complex mind of one of history’s youngest serial killers!


6. Mary Bell : 11 Year Old Serial Killer

At the young age of 10 years old, Mary Bell became one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers. In 1968 she committed two murders in Scotswood, an inner suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne – a crime that shocked the nation. This documentary takes you through her life and crimes to uncover the cause behind this tragic event. Join us as we explore how someone so young could have become a killer and examine what led her to commit such horrific acts.


7. The Youngest Serial Killer in Britain – James Fairweather

This documentary tells the story of James Fairweather, Britain’s youngest serial killer. At just 15 years old, he had a terrifying effect on his local community with two random and deadly attacks: one on 33-year-old James Attfield in March 2014 and another against Nahid Almanea in June 2014. Discover how this young man was inspired by notorious murderers to commit these horrific crimes and hear from those affected by his actions.


8. Britain’s DEADLIEST Kids

This documentary examines the stories of some of Britain’s most notorious child killers. We explore what caused these young people to commit such heinous acts and ask if it could have been prevented. This is a gripping exploration into the lives and motivations behind these heartbreakingly tragic cases.


9. Detective Realizes The 12 Year Old Suspect Is Insane

This documentary takes viewers on a journey into the mind of one of history’s youngest serial killers. We explore her story, from the early warning signs to the shocking details that emerged when police began their investigation. With exclusive interviews and extraordinary access to key witnesses and evidence, this is an eye-opening look at what can happen when mental illness goes unchecked.


10. Unforgiven: The Tragedy of James Bulger and His Killer Boys

This documentary takes an in-depth look at the tragic story of James Bulger and his killers, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables. It explores the backgrounds of the two boys who committed this heinous crime, as well as their release from a secure unit 8 years later which prompted public outrage. The film also examines whether justice has been served by looking into how inmates at these institutions are treated and speaking to experts about whether rehabilitation was successful for these two boys. Unforgiven: The Tragedy of James Bulger and His Killer Boys is a powerful exploration that will leave you with much to think about.


11. The Disturbing Case of the Scream Killers

A look into the dark and twisted world of the teen slashers. In this true crime documentary, we’ll be exploring the disturbing case of some of the youngest serial killers in history. Learn about their motivations and how they managed to evade capture for so long. Dive deep into this harrowing tale and discover what made these teens turn to such extreme violence.


12. The Death of Michael Moss

What makes a 15-year-old commit murder? This documentary takes an in-depth look at the tragic ‘Reservoir Dogs’ murder, where three teenage boys brutally attacked and killed their 15-year-old friend. The film dives deep into what led to this tragedy, exploring the influence of Quentin Tarantino’s movie on these young killers as they sang iconic songs from it during the attack. With exclusive access to family members, friends and court documents, Teenage Killers: The Death of Michael Moss is an essential watch for anyone trying to understand why teenagers turn into killers.

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