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Netflix’s latest true-crime documentary is leaving users feeling very disturbed

Netflix users are calling its latest true-crime documentary “one of the hardest things” they’ve ever watched.

The doc, titled American Murder: The Family Next Door, has riled viewers since its addition to the streaming service earlier this week.

It tells the the story of Chris Watts, a man who murdered his pregnant wife and their two daughters, aged three and four.

Netflix’s synopsis reads: “This documentary examines the disappearance of Shan’ann Watts and her children, and the terrible events that followed.”

American Murder has been praised for “using raw, firsthand footage” including bodycam footage of police’s visits to the family home in the wake of Shan’ann’s disappearance.

However, this footage has led to many viewers feeling disturbed, with one going so far as to say the film left them “broken”.

“God almighty, that was so disturbing,” one Netflix subscriber wrote, with another adding: “American Murder is the hardest thing I’ve ever watched. Feel physically sick.”

Another person issued a warning to viewers who were only just learning about this case for the first time.

“Those of you that don’t know of or are just finding out about the Shan’ann and Chris Watts case because of Netflix are gonna be sick, infuriated and angry. I have been behind this case from the beginning. It is painful.”

Find a full list of every movie and TV show joining Netflix in October here.

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