Paradise Lost and Paradise Lost 2 tell the true story of one of the most notorious murder cases in US history, and the aftermath in which three teenagers were convicted of murder in - what some claimed – was an atmosphere of ‘Satanic Panic’.
Fraught with innuendoes of devil worship, allegations of coerced confessions and emotionally charged statements, the case was one of the most sensational of recent times. The filmmakers captured these shocking events as they unfolded before their cameras with unprecedented access to all involved in this real-life human drama.
‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘Paradise Lost 2: Revelations’ attracted the support of many well-known figures, including Winona Ryder, Tom Waits and Marilyn Manson.
The West Memphis Three were released from prison, 19 August 2011 and Paradise Lost 3 is now up for an Academy Award for Best Doc.
Filmmakers: Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky