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Anthony Sowell

New documentary sheds light on Cleveland serial killer victims

Cleveland 19 News


It was the crime that sent shock waves through the city of Cleveland and across the country.

Believe it or not, it's been close to 10 years since 11 bodies were found in and around the Imperial Avenue home of convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell.

A new documentary called "Unseen," produced and directed by local filmmaker Laura Paglin, tells the story of what was uncovered in October of 2009 through the voices of the women who survived the grips of Sowell...

Paglin and 'UNSEEN' to be featured in Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

Story topic this week…

House of Horrors: The Shocking True Story of Anthony Sowell – In 2009, a Cleveland Police SWAT team entered Anthony Sowell’s home to arrest him on a sexual assault complaint. Inside, police found a nightmarish scene: The bodies of 11 women were strewn throughout the house and buried in the back yard. House of Horrors author Robert Sberna takes audience members into the mind of a killer by discussing his interviews with Sowell’s surviving victims, family, neighbors, and even Sowell himself. Filmmaker Laura Paglin, whose film Unseen examines the Sowell case, will discuss the plight of Sowell’s victims and the failings of the criminal justice system in this tragic episode...

Doc Talk (True Crime Excerpt)

By Peter Keough, Globe Correspondent
Boston Globe


EXCERPT: For two years women were disappearing in Mount Pleasant, but since it was a poor, African-American community in Cleveland, the police did not make the situation a high priority. Then in 2009 11 bodies were found on the premises of a convicted sex offender...

Documentaries: Unseen (2016) - Reviewed

By Liam S. O'Connor
The Movie Sleuth

The thing about film as a medium is that it can do many things. It can entertain, providing us comfort from our real world anxieties. We walk in theater and take for granted every waking moment of what is basking on that silver screen. But film can do so much more than just entertain us. It can illuminate untold stories and perspectives, revealing the truth that lies wide open in our wild...

'UNSEEN' (Review)

The Daily Telegraph


True crime aficionados should make the time to check out Laura Paglin's documentary about the victims of serial killer Anthony Sowell, which airs for the first time on UK television...


'UNSEEN' (Review)

By Marc Fusion

In 2009, police discovered a host of dead bodies in the home of Anthony Sowell, who would later be convicted on 84 counts of murder, rape, and assorted other criminal charges. A horrible smell had been infamous in the area for a long while...

'Unseen' Documentary About Anthony Sowell Murders Debuts This Month

By Laura Morrison
Cleveland Scene

Unseen, a true crime documentary about the horrific Anthony Sowell murders, is set to hit DVD, Blu-ray and a handful of streaming services January 23. Directed by Cleveland-based filmmaker Laura Paglin (Facing Forward), the gripping film was an official selection at the Cleveland International Film Festival and DOC NYC...

How a Serial Killer Brutalized Marginalized Women

By Seth Ferranti, Contributor
Huffington Post

For two years numerous women went missing in Cleveland’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood. But nobody really cared because these woman were junkies and prostitutes and crack heads, marginalized women in poverty-stricken areas where people tended to keep to themselves. Finally a reported rape leads police to a house of horrors...