I don’t know about you, but I tired of watching reruns on television. I’m looking for something new and exciting to watch. I even got into watching K-Dramas (Korean Dramas). In fact, they are pretty awesome. I just finished Its Okay No to Be Okay. I highly recommend it. You can find it on Netflix. Sweet Home is also really good.
I recently learned about a new series coming to Netflix on September 22, 2021. It’s called Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan.
Here is a synopsis and more information about the docu-series.
In 1977, a serial rapist struck Ohio State University. Overwhelming evidence quickly led investigators to Billy Milligan, an aimless young man with a traumatic childhood and a criminal record. Yet upon his arrest, Billy had no memory of the assaults, and his mannerisms seemed to change on the spot. A parade of psychiatrists diagnosed him with multiple personality disorder (now known as dissociative identity disorder), eventually determining that as many as 24 distinct “multiples” existed within his mind. In a case that captivated the nation, their analysis anchored a first-of-its-kind legal defense strategy, and Billy was found innocent by reason of insanity. His trials, however, were far from over.
Director Olivier Megaton (Taken 2) brings his feature film sensibility to this gripping investigative series, setting up cinematic interviews with the Milligan family, as well as friends, doctors, and the law enforcement professionals who’ve tried to untangle the truth. Over 40 years since the landmark verdict, nearly everyone is still asking questions: Were Billy’s multiple personalities indeed controlling his actions, or were they a convenient cover for a brilliant narcissistic sociopath? To what extent should charismatic criminals benefit from their notoriety? And were Billy’s most violent crimes still to come?
I read the book Sybil when I was younger. Its about a woman with multiple personalities. She developed the multiple personalities as a way of coping with child abuse. However, it was later revealed that a lot of her story was a lie. When I learned about Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan, it reminded me so much of the story of Sybil.
This looks very interesting and I have it marked down on my list of things to watch.
You can check it out on Netflix.com. Be sure to check out Netflix on social media too (@Netflix on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), so that you can keep up to date on new movies and series.
Below is the trailer. Check it out and feel free to comment on your thoughts about it.
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