Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer: All episodes
December 19, 2019 7:32 AM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

A twisted criminal's gruesome videos drive a group of amateur online sleuths to launch a risky manhunt that brings them into a dark underworld. A Netflix original series. CW for animal abuse, violence.

The original case on Metafilter (spoilers in link, but worth checking if you're too queasy to watch the doc)
posted by Gin and Broadband (7 comments total)
There's a lot to unpack here but I mainly want to discuss the seeming cluelessness of the leading Detective who claimed she was shocked by a totally obvious conclusion...
posted by Gin and Broadband at 7:42 AM on December 19, 2019 [4 favorites]

Would someone be willing to let me know if they show too much of the animal or human torture/killing? I'd love to follow how they tracked him but not watch what he did. Thanks!
posted by haplesschild at 2:17 PM on December 19, 2019

haplesschild - there's quite a bit of before/after footage and a helluva lot of suggestion and description, it's pretty disturbing. IMHO if watching abuse is a hard no for you I'd suggest you avoid it. I was surprised at just how much they used without showing the actual acts clearly, it's still a lot
posted by Gin and Broadband at 3:28 PM on December 19, 2019 [7 favorites]

Yeah the trailer alone for this fucked me up pretty bad, be super careful folks.
posted by turbid dahlia at 5:22 PM on December 19, 2019 [1 favorite]

If you're unsure, I wouldn't watch it. The trailer is upsetting, but the doc itself is worse and it's gonna haunt me for a while. It's worse than I thought it would be, and I had reviewed the time and trigger warnings beforehand. On the other hand, I can't watch most true crime television or films because of the violence against women. So I'd say use your best judgement, and if you're not sure, don't watch. Read the spoilers and reviews, there are some good ones laying out the methods they used to find him.

I'm both glad I watched this, and upset that I watched it. Someone in a cat-and-true-crime facebook group I'm in described it as, "I'm sorry, but you're welcome". It's an excellent documentary. The ending shook me to my core, as an avid listener of true crime podcasts and reader of crime non-fiction. I loved Deanna Thompson. John Green was good, too.

I think I still have some questions- who was the second person in the snake video? And how on earth did he figure out who Baudi was? So many unanswered questions. And his mother, oh my gosh. What the hell. And who sent them his name?
posted by Torosaurus at 10:27 AM on December 22, 2019 [1 favorite]

Watched this and its like a Coen Brothers movie come to life. The lead detective who is totally surprised by murders, the crazy mother who lets her son move out and become an escort at 16, the plucky sleuths.... it's almost unbelievably bizarre.

And of course there was a second person, who did everyone think was filming? When Luka was caught entering the montreal building on tape with someone else that person had the key/ building code too so was almost certainly not his internet hook up. Are the police just ignoring that?
posted by fshgrl at 1:56 PM on December 25, 2019 [2 favorites]

Yeah I also want to know who the second person was.

I'm sure it was Luka himself that tipped off the group to his name. He wanted them to chase him.
posted by numaner at 12:46 PM on December 31, 2019 [3 favorites]

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