Using hours of exclusive archival footage, Painkiller: The Tylenol Murders is a gripping five-part docuseries transporting you to 1982. It immerses you in the chaos of one of the nation’s most notorious unsolved crimes. a common pain reliever Tylenol had been laced with cyanide killing seven people including a child.
Investigators focus in on one key suspect, James Lewis. The documentary unravels the dark, complicated mystery of the crime in real-time, including the police missteps along the way, and the madness of the prime suspect. Lewis lived in plain sight for over 40 years. The film meticulously pieces together a jagged tale of Lewis involving extortion, a dismembered body, and a mass murderer thumbing his nose at authorities.
The investigation continues. While grieving families carry the horror of this heinous crime for generations, will past clues and cutting-edge DNA technology of today finally nail down the killer?