The HBO special “The Iceman” is an apt title for these two documentaries, that highlight the chilling story of former Mafia enforcer Richard Kuklinski. Kuklinski was convicted of multiple murders in 1986 and sentenced to life in prison.
HBO’s documentaries follow the gripping journey of Kuklinski’s life as a killer-for-hire, detailing how he numbed himself with remorseless brutality to carry out his mission. Viewers will be captivated by the monotone voice of Kuklinski as he describes each horrifying moment that shaped him into a stone cold assassin.
Beyond this, viewers will also be exposed to never before seen archival footage, interviews with experts and family members, and reenactments of some of the most astonishing moments from his life — all disclosing the truth about one of America’s most notorious hitmen.
This documentary is more than just blood and gore; it provides an intimate look at a man living in darkness who had once been a loving father and husband. It encourages its viewers to reflect on their own moral compasses by exploring what makes a monster — while simultaneously wondering if there is any hope for redemption for such a man.
Watch “The Iceman” and find out why it has been hailed as one of HBO’s most gripping documentaries in recent years; this film will leave you questioning morality and reality long after the credits roll.