American Murder: The Family Next Door | Official Trailer | Netflix

Shanann Watts and her two young daughters went missing in Frederick, Colorado. As details of their deaths made headlines worldwide, it became clear that Shanann’s husband, Chris Watts, wasn’t the man he appeared to be. Experience a gripping and immersive examination of the disintegration of a marriage. Only on Netflix September 30.


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American Murder: The Family Next Door | Official Trailer | Netflix

Using raw, firsthand footage, this documentary examines the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her children, and the terrible events that followed.

30 replies
  1. i know exactly who you are
    i know exactly who you are says:

    everything about this case is disturbing and heartbreaking on so many levels, mainly because there were so many factors that could've prevented all of this from happening. no doubt this case will stick with me and many others forever.

  2. c.a. greene
    c.a. greene says:

    The one good thing to come of all this is prisons in the usa are hard places to do time…not because the prison it self is in bad repair or the guards are particularly cruel but because what we know about growing up over privileged and white….he will have a hard time adjusting to being the lowest of ranks, just above child molester and murderer…he will be tortured in the cafeteria at each meal, if they let him eat at all…outnumbered by men of color, and even raped in the showers and while sleeping at night on a regular basis…some prisons give guys like him great big cell mates with a fondness for blowjobs lol.
    Chris watts life will be a living hell until one day, when no one is watching him, some inmate looking to make bones is going to ice this prick, doing the world a huge favor…one thing for sure, I wouldn't want to be him here or in the next life. Say hi to Bubba for me cris!
    Chris was very lucky to have had such a lovely family, he didn't deserve Shanann, the girls or the respect of his in laws.
    May these beautiful children and their wonderful mother rest in peace.

  3. Gloria Chebet
    Gloria Chebet says:

    The woman who called Shannan a bitch should be ashamed of herself. A narcissistic and controlling woman would not have tried her best to make the relationship work. Reading her letter to Chris gutted me. I'm so sorry that her family had to go through the pain of losing her and the kids, and then to come deal with insensitive jerks on the internet. How do you slander the victims for crying out loud? I'm beyond appalled

  4. Pavel Mikoláš
    Pavel Mikoláš says:

    "In America three women are killed by their current or ex partner every day…Parents who murder their children and partner are most often men"…how to recognize female director….

  5. Choo
    Choo says:

    Just found out netflix made a whole documentary on this case. Going into this knowing every detail about this case is brain shattering cringe

  6. Eleni Fragkouli
    Eleni Fragkouli says:

    At 7:13 as you watch the documentary you can see what would appear to be the manifestation of one of the two little girls, in the room to the left, with the turquoise and green walls. Creepy right?

  7. Becky
    Becky says:

    Her compulsion to exhibit every single moment in their private life is really unbelievable.
    She spent her time documenting their life for public consumption.
    How come nobody advised her to slow down.

  8. Queen Bee
    Queen Bee says:

    He should have maned up and told the police he killed his wife right after. Instead he killed his girls because they were a witness to seeing their mom lifeless. What a coward! Shanann didn’t let him get away with not only her murder, those baby girls murders as well. That’s why on the neighbors tv it shows a skull in oil and a baby in a hour glass. That’s such a great mom. She still fought for her
    daughters and son even on the other side.

  9. maria monroe
    maria monroe says:

    no women would've been good for chris in his mom's eyes , the whole "you took my son from me", bs your son is a grown ass man the only moms who should be saying that is the ones who's sons were killed.

  10. Randomly swatching
    Randomly swatching says:

    I don't understand why would people on Facebook blame the victim calling at them beatch etc. How pathetic must be your existence to do that. Nobody can drive someone to crime especially here where the whole thing seemed so fishy. The guy was so sus about everything. There was no sign of it. When will such mentality stop.

  11. Joy Harrison
    Joy Harrison says:

    This is so chilling!
    Nobody on their wedding day thinks that they're marrying the person who will murder them.
    He's a malignant narcissist who really thought he was going to get away with it.

  12. Ask MiName
    Ask MiName says:

    I just can't believe he'd think he could get away with it when she has friends and doctor appointments the next day. It looks like he didn't exactly plan on the murder happening that night. That neighbor was so on top of it. Almost like the neighbor/ friend knew something could be a problem the moment Shannan didn't answer her call. It makes me wonder without a friend like that, could this have turned out different for Chris?


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