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The 40 best documentaries on Amazon Prime

By John-Michael Bond
The Daily Dot

Amazon Prime has thousands of titles to choose from in its catalog, including a stunning array of documentaries. However, unless you’re really into UFOs, it can sometimes be difficult to sort through all the fluff to find the good stuff. Below, we present you with a list of the best documentaries on Amazon Prime. From true crime to music to professional skateboarding, this list has a little bit of everything for discerning documentary fans…

The Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime


Streaming (plus a burning desire to watch something) is the great equalizer. When you're sifting through zillions of movie options, the best documentaries can go toe to toe with Hollywood blockbusters. Fiction or nonfiction - doesn't really matter. A movie's a movie, and if it's moving/crazy/hilarious enough, it's worth a watch. Here's an array of documentaries on Amazon that fit the bill…

'UNSEEN' - Part of 'Must Watch'

'UNSEEN': Part of 'Must Watch'
foxtel: Crime + Investigation

In 2009, in Cleveland, Ohio, police discovered the bodies of eleven women decomposing in and around the home of known sex offender Anthony Sowell. The stench of death had hovered over the neighborhood for two years prior to the discovery, as the women’s bodies laid in the house and yard rotting...

'UNSEEN' (Review)

By Norman Gidney
Film Threat

After a two-year period during which numerous women were reported missing in Cleveland’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood, a reported rape leads police to a grisly discovery: a serial killer, operating virtually in plain sight.

Unseen is a brilliant new documentary from filmmaker Laura Paglin that takes the viewer through a staggering checklist of emotions...

'UNSEEN' (DVD / Blu-ray Review)

By Chris Ball
The Plain Dealer

Five survivors of Anthony Sowell's house of horrors on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland's Mount Pleasant neighborhood take center stage in this dark 2016 documentary. Cleveland filmmaker Laura Paglin tells the convicted serial killer's shameful story through the victims' perspective. Melvette Sockwell, Vanessa Gay, Latundra "Lala" Billups, Shawn Morris and Gladys Wade lived to tell how they were lured into his death trap...

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...