Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer: Limited Series (2019)


Limited Series
Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

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Don't F**k With Cats offers an intriguing tale, but questionable intent and muddled storytelling make it a hard sell for anyone but true crime completists.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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User Ratings: 315

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Air date: Dec 18, 2019

A disturbing online video compels animal lovers to fight for justice. Their target has more plans in the works.

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Air date: Dec 18, 2019

A new video pushes panic to the next level, galvanizing the "internet nerds" to intensify their own painstaking investigation as police join the hunt.

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Air date: Dec 18, 2019

With the killer's identity -- and twisted motives -- revealed, the group finds more key clues as the global police manhunt reaches a fever pitch.

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Tv Season Info

A twisted criminal's gruesome videos drive a group of amateur online sleuths to launch a risky manhunt that pulls them into a dark underworld.

Cast & Crew

Deanna Thompson
John Green
Claudette Hamlin
Benjamin Xu
Mark Lewis
Director
Dimitri Doganis
Executive Producer
Adam Hawkins
Executive Producer
Stefano Ferrari
Cinematographer
Michael Harte
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Audience Reviews for Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer: Limited Series

  • Jul 14, 2021
    So bad I had to make an account on this site just to vent about it. This series takes an interesting true crime occurence which ends up carrying the entire series, because everything else from the narrative thread to the way interviews are presented is bad. Way too many jumpcuts in the interview voices, it feels like I'm listening to a bad YouTube vlog. The first 2 hours of this 3 hour series center around this internet group which really ends up not really doing anything of value to the investigation, and at the end the series has the nerves to criticise the viewer for watching their shoddily presented work.
  • May 17, 2021
    Was fine overall, but the ending was dumb as hell
  • May 14, 2021
    It was cut very well with some very good shots. However, it felt very victim-blamey at times. At one point, somebody interviewed talks about how "everybody remembers the killer but not the victim" but there is only one interview with the victim's friend and multiple with different people who knew the killer. There was too much shown in the videos of the kittens, I feel, including a bit where they made someone watch it and filmed their reaction. The end feels really weird, and it ends with blaming the audience for watching it and it's just.... it feels off. The filmmaking is really good, but the actual content of it feels like it's romanticizing the murders. The whole thing is quite uncomfortable and feels disrespectful at times.
  • May 12, 2021
    I actually shouldn't rate this one because I couldn't watch it. I only lasted about three minutes before I was too emotional to even look anymore. I knew that I wouldn't like it . Rare for me . I will try again in 10 years. Just too disturbing.
  • Apr 19, 2021
    The inclusion of clips made by the perpetrator is needless and grotesque.. The show shies away from showing them in completion, but still shows enough to profoundly disturb and traumatize viewers, including showing a python lunging at a kitten, gasoline being poured on a cat, and the deceased bodies of two kittens being played with like dolls. It is shocking that Netflix allowed this to be included, and frankly a little tasteless. Speaking of tasteless, the narrative handles the content of this story very light-heartedly and felt upsettingly tacky. It bounces between Facebook jokes about lying about your weight and sharing wine-mom memes and then a cat being drowned in a tub of water, and then immediately followed with frowny emojis and "OMFGGG" text reactions as if this is some silly farce. The title alone gives off a wacky quirky comedy vibe that is completely inappropriate, and the most egregious sin of all is that everything in the series right down to the very title seems to put greater sympathy on the deaths of these animals while putting the life of Jun, a real human being who was murdered by this man, as the secondary plot hook. Tacky and grotesque.
  • Mar 19, 2021
    Investigating a harrowing true crime this documentary focuses on the ambiguous role social media played in capturing the killer, but avoids taking a straight stance on the matter.
  • Mar 15, 2021
    I always ignored this docuseries not knowing what it was about. Then I happened to read an article about some amateur internet-using, animal lovers trying to track down a cat killer in London and they referenced this show. I'm very glad to have seen it because it shows the extent to which regular people go, and for this, they really should be called heroes, to catch a sicko who kills animals for fun which in this case becomes someone who not surprisingly turns to killing people. As always, the police appear pretty useless when the clues are all around them and kept being given to them by these regular heroes. However, this series still leaves many questions unanswered. They never really dig deep into the killer's background to examine why he did what he did, even interviewing a psychiatrist who never really gives us a diagnosis. They definitely hint at 'schizophrenia' but you are left to wonder if this was indeed the case or if the killer was putting on an act since he wanted to be an actor and was obsessed with movies. Online searches give you a much better explanation to the killer's background and history, but this docuseries is still worth watching.
  • Mar 12, 2021
    I only seen this docu. once and I decided to watch it after hearing other people talk about this docu. I have never heard of Luka Magnotta before this docu. but I have heard about the crimes he did etc... I have watched very little on him on other shows etc... I went with 2 1/2 stars for this docu. I mean you can't really like this docu. because of the horrible acts that was commited, but the story needed/needs to be told. This was a tough watch, but it was interesting what bugged me though was the fact that his mom thought/thinks that her son did not do these crimes. It reminded me a lot of the Casey Anthony case where she blamed a nanny for a lot of the stuff she did, turned out there was no nanny but her the whole time. In this case it was Luka saying that it was a Manny forcing him into doing this horrible acts and crimes etc... Just sad really, but he is now in prison for life just goes to show you the interenet can be used for good and bad reasons and justice can be served etc... 2 1/2 stars.
  • Oct 21, 2020
    This is a situation where a producer took a situation that was mildly interesting and tweaked it and turned it into something it wasn't. Likewise, the Internet warriors who gave themselves way too much credit did what all internet warriors do: they buried themselves into something because they have nothing going on in their own lives. When you're one of those types of people, everything seems "huge," everything feels like a "clue." Everyone seems like a suspect for "something." Baudi was correct in her assumption that she and the others facilitated what eventually became a murder. I'm sorry to say that but even before she brought it up (twice to be exact) my thoughts were that THEY themselves created the cat/mouse game they accused him of playing. They were active participants in it in a way that I believe most people didn't catch. The guy went to Baudi's place of employment and filmer a video not as a threat but to egg her on so she would continue to egg him on. Psychos need that kind of interaction and encouragement and by God, he got it in spades unfortunately. I'm not suggesting that had they not formed the FB group that the young man who was murdered would still be alive but there's a chance that he likely would be. And by no means am I defending Luka...his existence is indefensible. Even before the cat videos. But he spent YEARS trying to get attention and everyone was smart enough to ignore him until the Facebook warriors came and gave him exactly what he was looking for. Then it was on. The guy lived his whole life trying to get attention and the Facebook group was there to make sure he got it and game on. The internet warriors just come across as lost children looking for something to be a part of. They literally didn't provide a single shred of evidence that aided in catching him. They didn't do a single thing to prevent him from killing (on the contrary, they seemed to have egged him one) so what exactly did they accomplish? At the end they're talking about it like they were genuine investigators who solved some major crime and brought justice to the world when the truth is that they made the entire situation worse on so many levels. The movie comes across as sensationalist because it is. It's the National Enquirer or Honey Boo Boo of documentaries that appeals to those people who get a spark from voyeurism. Even Baudi mentioned twice about watching trashy/worthless TV...well it's quite fitting. And this isn't an attack on her; I just think the entire film pays homage to the worst parts of humanity, the lowest parts of what's among us as a society. And it kind of celebrates and glamorizes that type of desperate ignorance, that hunger for trashy fame. I'm the end, all of the players outside of law enforcement just seemed to be cut from the same cloth, they just chose different paths and one was more susceptible to the desire for attention to the point where he entered into a parasitic type of relationship with the Facebook group and they pushed one another in the worst ways. Clearly Luka was not all there mentally but one could argue the same for the other two players in this movie. One thing is for sure: in the end, the 2 FB warriors suggest that maybe we'd all be better off if things like the documentary didn't exist and people didn't watch it. I could agree with that sentiment wholeheartedly. Ultimate tragic, a little weird, a little sad, a little disturbing, this film simply takes a situation that started out tragically and amplified all the wrong parts. And I do feel like documentaries such as these only end up glorifying the murderer, unfortunately.
  • Oct 19, 2020
    Overall amazing docuseries!

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