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Kansas horror: Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders examined on Sundance

One of the many sensationalist headlines that permeated the country after the Clutter family was discovered murdered

Following its successful run on SundanceTV, Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ streaming service will premiere Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders on Thursday, January 18th.

The film examines the horror discovered in a small town in rural Kansas. A seemingly well-respected family was found brutally murdered in cold blood. Their deaths and the manner in which they were killed shocked the nation. The event catapulted the killers into a countrywide manhunt and elicited fear among many whose small-town idylls were alerted to any outsiders.

Directed and Produced by Joe Berlinger, this four-hour true crime docuseries revisits the 1959 brutal murders of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town that inspired Truman Capote’s bestselling book, In Cold Blood.

Sundance’s fresh look at the murders made famously known to so many from Truman Capote’s chilling prose in his book and the first-hand accounts makes this a no miss event for fans of crime stories.

The length of time in finding who was responsible coupled with unprecedented access to rare documents Truman had access to combine for a new take on an old crime, one that really ignited America’s interest in lurid tales of true crime.

In Berlinger’s film, for the first time the victim’s family speaks about the continued reverberations this awful event wreaked, and the subsequent generations of the Clutter family still living with so many questions

Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders streams on January 18, on Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service.

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