A harrowing documentary about murder and its awful aftermath in a small Southern town. On May 6, 1993, the mutilated bodies of three 8-year-old boys were found dumped in a wooded area of West Memphis, AR. The grief-stricken community clamored for action, and the
police readily complied: One month later, three local teenage boys -- Jessie Misskelley, Damien Echols and Charles Baldwin -- were arrested. No
evidence -- nothing, in fact, except the confused confession of Misskelley, who has an IQ of 72 -- linked the suspects to the murders. But the
teens ran afoul of Bible Belt prejudices: They listened to heavy-metal music, dabbled in alternative religions and w...