I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is a 2020 HBO series about Michelle McNamara.
2 out of 10 stars. This was boring and focused on Michelle McNamara, not the Golden State Killer. I had zero interest in this woman’s life. She was a blogger and “web sleuth” who gained attention for posting in her blog about the Golden State Killer. Why are we celebrating this?
On June 18, 1976 in Rancho Cordova, California, a suburb of Sacramento, a young woman is raped. She is the first of 49 rapes and 10 murders that will be committed by a man known as the Golden State Killer. On August 29, 1976 he commits his third rape four houses away from the first. Any BAU profiler will tell you he probably lived in that neighborhood.
What few people know about this killer is that he raped children too. In fact 6 of the first ten rapes were children.
In 2007, Michelle McNamara started a blog about the Golden State Killer and called it True Crime Diary. There she blogged everything she learned and several other internet bloggers helped her gather more information.
2 out of 10 stars. This is unwatchable. Seriously. Michelle was very narcissistic. She spent at least 10 hours of every day blogging and talking and videotaping herself. That’s not healthy. She eventually died of a drug overdose. Not surprising. This documentary appears to be a tribute to her by her husband who remarried less than a year later. :0
If you’re really interested in the facts of this case, read the book “Sudden Terror” written by the lead detective, Larry Compton.