Netflix has a track record for gripping crime documentaries, just recently releasing American Nightmare and Can I Tell You A Secret, and they’re back with another investigation saga that’ll leave you with chills… and pressing the next episode button.

Lover, Stalker, Killer touches on familiar territory for true crime aficionados: a new relationship that descends into chaos when things turn ugly. Dave, a man trying the dating scene again after leaving a long-term partner, gets tangled in a perverse love triangle that spirals out of control and will change his life forever.

What is Lover, Stalker, Killer about?

Like most of Netflix’s documentaries, Lover, Stalker, Killer will probably draw you in on its eye-catching title alone, but if you need some more convincing, here’s all we know. Our central focus is Dave Kroupa, a man in his 30s just out of a long-term relationship. His story picks up in 2012, while he’s busy trying to pick up the pieces of his life, move on, and tries his hand to online dating. Dave is one of the talking head interviewees in the show guiding us through his ups and downs as he looks for some casual fun, meeting both Carvi and Liz, both single mothers, with Carvi bumping into him at his car workshop in Omaha and Liz connecting with him online. Both seem to be fine with his preference for a no-strings-attached relationship and Dave feels life is looking up for the first time in a while. But things are about to go seriously awry.

What else do we know?

Dave’s perfect matches are upended when both women cross paths in the hallway of his apartment building and suddenly Cari disappears without a trace. Bewildered, Dave is left wondering what went wrong, but then receives a text from Cari, asking to move in, and when he refuses, the messages become threatening.

Liz tells Dave that she’s also getting disturbing texts and he turns to the police. To say what happens next of course would spoil things, so you’ll have to dive into the series yourself to see where it all goes.

When does it release?

If you want to learn more, you can check out the documentary’s trailer, beginning with Dave warning that “No matter how well you hit it off with somebody on a dating site, you don’t really know who they are.”

Lover, Stalker, Killer is available now on Netflix and you can watch the trailer below.


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