Ken and Barbie Killers: The Lost Murder Tapes – Canadian Serial Killer: Who Knew

Rating (3 out of 5)

Summary: This short four-episode crime documentary shows a couple who rapped and killed a couple of girls back in the 1990s. The documentary doesn’t really hide who committed the crimes. That is obvious from the cover, the focus on Ken and Barbie. The discovery is who committed what part of the crime. While I didn’t totally enjoy the style of the documentary, I wanted to watch the final conclusion.

Choppy is how I would describe this documentary. There isn’t a lot of footage, so there are many repeating clips. You feel like they could tell the story a little faster. For example, they interviewed one of the jurors; in an attempt to build tension, a part of her story would be revealed, tell more of the story, and then jump back to the juror to finish with her account. You could have shown it as one clip, and the message would have been received the same.

I wouldn’t rush to watch this documentary, but if you love crime docs, then this should definitely be on your list.

Plot: Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka kidnapped, raped, and murdered two girls in the 1990s in Canada. They recorded their activities on videotape.