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The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness

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If you were fascinated by the story of David Berkowitz, brace yourself, because The Sons of Sam offers another theory: that Berkowitz didn’t act alone during the Summer of Sam in 1977. This four-part docuseries from director Joshua Zemen draws on the compulsive research of Maury Terry, a journalist who became obsessed with the idea that Berkowitz wasn’t really the Son of Sam — he was just the fall guy for a satanic cult. Here, Zemen tells us about meeting Maury Terry in person.

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