‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Turns the Killing of Shanann Watts Into a Queasy Found-Footage Documentary
The Netflix film draws from text messages, Facebook posts and other media to tell the story of Watts and her daughters’ murder. Rather than providing insight, though, it becomes an uncomfortable exercise in rubbernecking.
The champion South African paralympian was an international feel-good story. Then in 2013 he shot to death his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Was it premeditated or an accident? A new ESPN documentary argues that, either way, it’s a tragedy.