• Feature documentary
  • 95 mins
  • 2022

Capturing The Killer Nurse

Charles Cullen appeared to be the perfect nurse. Well-spoken, conscientious and hugely supportive of his fellow nurses, Cullen found it easy to find employment in a string of hospitals and nursing homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. But when mysterious lab results were linked to patient deaths in a hospital in in which he worked, suspicions started to be raised about a medical professional who seemed born to work at the bedside of ill patients.

Capturing The Killer Nurse tells the story of how two small-town detectives and Cullen’s best friend and fellow nurse joined forces to try and catch him. Despite spotty evidence and uncooperative hospital administrators, the three managed to ensnare the man who is perhaps America’s most prolific serial killer. Undercover work and a last-minute confession would finally put him behind bars. But the film is more than a thrilling cat and mouse game; it’s a searing critique of a for-profit healthcare system which allowed Cullen to kill and kill again.

Director & Co-Writer
Tim Travers Hawkins

Producer & Co-Writer
Robin Ockleford

Mike Rolt

Executive Producers
Henry Singer, Susannah Price, Charles Graeber

This documentary lays out the facts in clinical detail…shocking.

Los Angeles Times

An engrossing and horrifying documentary of not just a serial killer but the malfeasance of the hospital administrators.

Ready Steady Cut

One of the most unnerving documentaries from Netflix so far this year.

Cinema Blend

Netflix’s Capturing the Killer Nurse can only be described as equal parts baffling, gripping, as well as haunting.

The Cinemaholic