I was pretty young when the entire West Memphis 3 case started out, but I remember it vaguely from people talking about it in school. It is not until the phenomenal Paradise Lost trilogy of documentaries came out that I really became interested in the case. Which leads me to West of Memphis, the culmination of all those documentaries and then some into one movie. From what I remember reading this documentary took a really long time to make, and it was worth the wait. I find this case really captivating, way more captivating than the OJ Simpson case, where we pretty much knew who did it. But this case went from thinking these three kids were stone cold guilty, to actually stepping back and thinking, wait a minute, this doesn't all come together and doesn't make sense at all. And that is mainly due to the filmmakers of Paradise Lost. The fact that they still have never convicted anyone legit for these crimes is crazy, although new evidence points to one of the boys father as the main suspect. Who knows really? But the movie really takes you on a journey through this entire tragedy and how if certain people didn't just jump to conclusions that maybe these three guys wouldn't have been in prison for so long until they were sent free. More than anything it is a major statement on how people including the justice system discriminate against not just minorities, but anyone that is a little unique or different. Damien Echols wore black and listened to Metallica, he has to be a killer !!! Think again, what we see in this film is not a killer but a really intelligent guy who just happens to wear black and listen to metal music. I listen to heavy metal every day of my life but I wear a suit and tie to work, how does that make me different than Damien Echols ? It doesn't. Judge for yourself, and give this movie a shot, you will enjoy.