Gypsy Blanchard, the subject of HBO's new documentary Mommy Dead & Dearest, is currently serving a 10-year sentence for second-degree murder in the death of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. And while a daughter killing her mother would be more than enough to fill an entire movie, that's not the end of the story. The unbelievable documentary reveals a devastating story of lifelong abuse and manipulation. It's one the most disturbing murder documentaries you'll ever see, so naturally, it will make you want to watch even more movies in that genre. If you can't stop thinking about Mommy Dead & Dearest, these 13 documentaries will satisfy your appetite for twisted true crime drama.
In the movie, Dee Dee is said to have suffered from Munchausen by proxy, meaning that she, as a caretaker, reportedly fabricated illnesses in her daughter. Mommy Dead & Dearest forces the viewer to question whether or not psychological and physical abuse can ever justify a planned murder, especially that of a family member. If you're intrigued by the strained family dynamics and murder in Mommy Dead & Dearest, these 13 documentaries are must-sees. But beware: Each contains some truly disturbing material.