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
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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich
Rating: 81% average Tomatometer
The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
Rating: 65% average Tomatometer
Happy viewing true-crime enthusiasts!