This conspiracy docuseries on Netflix may ring some local bells

It starts with the controversial death of a journalist and ends up in a web of political conspiracies. Déjà vu, anyone?
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American Conspiracy: The Octopus Murders is a new, four-part docuseries on Netflix that is leaving viewers absolutely enthralled. So much so, that just mere weeks after its release on, it has gone to the top of Netflix’s public ranking system. 

Directed by Zachary Treitz and produced by Duplass Brothers Productions, which was behind Wild Wild Country, American Conspiracy: The Octopus Murders explores the death of journalist Danny Casolaro, whose lifeless body was found in the bath of his hotel room in 1991. 

Originally ruled as suicide by the police, his family and colleagues have been steadfast in their disbelief that Casolaro committed suicide. Instead, they have pointed towards a book he was researching at the time, which would have uncovered a global conspiracy whose workings included the Bay of Pigs invasion, Nixon’s Watergate, and the Iran-Contra arms deal, among others.  

Although Casolaro was consistently working on this book, no documents were found in his hotel room at the time of his death.

We will leave it to you to decide whether or not the allegations are true or mere conspiracy theories but, what’s certain, it’s that this docuseries is a powerful one that is certainly worth watching!

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