Suburban Nightmare: The Menendez Brothers is a Tubi Original true crime documentary directed by Victoria Duley for Streetcar Entertainment.
On a summer night in 1989, Lyle and Erik Menendez call 911 claiming that an intruder murdered their parents. As the police investigate possible mob connections and shady business deals, the boys are on a spending spree. However, the police soon realize there are some inconsistencies in the brothers’ stories. When their psychiatrist comes forward with a confession, the police arrest them and a media circus ensues during their trial.
The documentary is well made with lots of interesting interviews, reenactments, and I genuinely enjoyed the narrator as she helped to keep the facts of the case together.
This being said, they let some of these weirdo podcast hosts spout some conspiracy theories as if they were facts. Several of the “experts” would just spout out smears against the victims Jose and Kitty Hernandez. It descended into victim-blaming as there is no proof whatsoever that the parents were anything but a little strict with their sons. One even claimed the murderers were “honest.” Bunk. They are psychotic liars and acting.
All of the other egregious accusations are just spouted by these psycho brothers who were clearly just after their parents’ money. It was two spoiled brats who were finally told “no” and they killed their parents for millions in inheritance dollars. Bottom line, end of story.
It is a shame to see these podcast hosts descend into these sort of ridiculous conspiracy theories. Now, they did allow for some pushback by interviewing the investigators and prosecutors. I was glad to see that because it is clear that these brothers were serial killers who slaughtered their parents due to greed.
Check out the trailer below:
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Disturbing topics, Crime elements, Gory images
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