Stream Review: What to Watch Online — “Don’t Fuck with Cats”
by Alicia Dorsett
Don’t Fuck with Cats
True Crime / Docuseries
(3 episodes, 60 mins each)
**This review contains mild spoilers.
“Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer” is a true crime docuseries that will rock you to your core. Netflix released the original limited series on Dec. 18.
“Don’t F**k with Cats” is about a group of people on the internet who come together after a graphic and violent snuff-film called “1 boy 2 kittens” went viral in 2010. The group forms after a plethora of comments are posted calling for the suspect’s head.
The series follows the group’s investigation into the animal killer. They attempt multiple times to reach out to police departments for help in catching the killer but are repeatedly spurned. Over the course of two years, they continue their own investigation, but every step they take towards uncovering the suspect puts them two steps back.
The group attempts to uncover the killer’s identity but fail time and time again. There are so many twists and turns in this case it will make your head spin.
While the story starts with the murder of two kittens, it doesn’t end there; the suspect creates and posts more videos of animal cruelty.
Just when you think it can’t get any worse, he graduates to murder. And, you guessed it, he films that too.
This murder and snuff film earned the suspect a red notice on Interpol’s radar. The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) searched across Europe for this killer, and in 2012, they finally caught him.
This true crime docuseries delves into the dark mind of a killer and into what the internet can be. The series is certainly more graphic and explicit than I expected, so it isn’t for the faint of heart.
But if true crime is up your alley (and you didn’t get a chance to watch the series over winter break) I would definitely give this a chance.
Really happy to be here. Thanks for writing this.