The Paradise Lost films tell the true story of one of the most notorious murder cases in US history which three Arkansas teenagers were charged with the brutal killings of three 8 year old boys, in what’s become known as the case of the West Memphis Three.
Fraught with accusations of devil worship, allegations of coerced confessions and emotionally charged statements, the trial, and its aftermath, was one of the most sensational of recent times, with many claiming the trio had been wrongly convicted in an atmosphere of ‘Satanic Panic’.
The filmmakers captured these shocking events as they unfolded before their cameras with unprecedented access to all involved in this real-life human drama.
As an international movement to "Free the West Memphis Three” gathers pace and they continue to serve out their sentences (with ‘ringleader’ Echols on Death Row) the question remains: was justice served and have the real killers been caught?
With the release of both award-winning films together, for the first time, it’s time to make up your mind.