It’s never too early to get into the Halloween spirit, and what better way to do so than by digging deep into Florida’s very true and very spooky past? Aside from some creepy paranormal stories, Florida also has several sinister criminal tales that will chill you to the bone. Thankfully, you can check out these creepy true crime documentaries featuring Florida from the comfort of your blanket fort. Don’t forget the popcorn!

From Netflix to Amazon Prime, the entertainment never ends, and if it’s spooky stuff you’re looking for, then you’re in luck. These tales are made even scarier by the fact that they really happened, and right in the Sunshine State, no less.

While there are plenty of cool and creepy ghost tours to check out in Florida, sometimes the real deal is even more terrifying. No judgment here if you end up wanting to sleep with the lights on after you watch these disturbing tales of true-crime.

Some are series perfect for binging nights, while others are movies that will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Perfect for getting you in the spooky season spirit early, you’ll want to add these true crime documentaries featuring Florida to your watch list.

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Rating: 74% audience rating

Why You Need To Watch It: Ted Bundy made one of his most notorious murders at a sorority house in Florida, and you can learn about his entire past in this true-crime doc

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The Legend of Cocaine Island

Rating: 6.3/10 stars on IMDB 

Why You Need To Watch It: Every great story starts with a “Florida man” and this crime doc is no exception as it takes you on a wild ride in search of a legendary buried drug stash. 

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Monster

Rating: 7.3/10 stars on IMDB 

Why You Need To Watch It: Dig into the dark and gritty life of Aileen Wuornos, the notorious murderer of Daytona Beach, who was convicted of several murders along Florida’s highways. 

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Unsolved Mysteries

Rating: 7.4/10 stars on IMDB 

Why You Need To Watch It: A new Netflix crime docuseries with each episode featuring unsolved crimes from across the world, the very first episode recounts the mysterious death of Rey Rivera, a former Winter Park resident

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Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

Rating: 81% average Tomatometer 

Why You Need To Watch It: Jeffrey Epstein has become an infamous name in recent times, but did you know some of his crimes took place in Florida, as well? 

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The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

Rating: 65% average Tomatometer 

Why You Need To Watch It: Dive into the grisly tales of one of Florida’s most notorious killers in this in-depth documentary available on Amazon Prime

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Happy viewing true-crime enthusiasts!

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