Country: USA / New Zealand
Review: "West of Memphis" is the fourth documentary about the 1993 case known as West Memphis Three, on which three teenagers remained more than 18 years in prison, after being convicted for the murder of three 8-year-old kids in Arkansas. The victim's bodies were found in a ditch, exhibiting sexual mutilation and several wounds. The prosecution assumed that the crime was perpetrated as part of a satanic ritual. However, further DNA tests and investigations pointed to another suspect. This case attracted the attention of many people, who claimed for justice, including several celebrities. "West of Memphis" is dense and long, but thoroughly guides you to the fundamental circumstances of this harrowing murder case. Having been produced by Peter Jackson and Damien Echols (one of the wrongly accused), this film also depicts a special love story, involving the latter and Lorri Davis, who he met after his conviction.