Picture this …
A man walks into a bank with a bomb locked around his neck, except the tellers can’t see the bomb. All they see is a huge bulge underneath his shirt. The tellers also don’t know his cane is a loaded gun, and they don’t know he’s there to rob the bank. That information is in the letter he hands them.
Can’t picture it? Well then here you go …
This is the opening ten minutes of the new Netflix true-crime documentary, Evil Genius. Spoiler alert … the bomb goes off. Question is, was it still around the man’s neck? And who is this man anyway? Was he set up or in on the robbery? And why does the second episode not discuss the bank robbery, but rather a man’s body found in a freezer?
It’s a true story that gets crazier the deeper you get into it. I couldn’t believe as I was watching that actual people were involved. I think someone in the documentary even mentions something along the lines of “Hollywood is not able to write a plot like this.”
If you’re a fan of Netflix’s Making a Murderer or The Keepers, this is the show for you. It’s only four episodes, running around 45 minutes, making it super easy to binge. The events take place in the early 2000’s, so it’s not an ancient retelling of events. Last, it’s creepy AF! Even my husband who is not easily creeped out (like me, as in go read What Scares You?) kept saying how freaky he thought the show was.
Go watch. You won’t regret it … (or maybe you will, but I do guarantee you’ll be surprised by the real events in this story) !!