Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Boneyard (2000)

When a mass grave is found in the mountains of Northern California, the police must begin an investigation for an elusive murderer that has been striking the Bay Area throughout the early 1980's. A simple shoplifting incident leads the police to their suspect, but what they discover will lead them to one of the most notorious serial killers since The Zodiac! THE BONEYARD first debuted on The Discovery Channel back in 2000, but has since found its way on to DVD thanks to Echo Bridge. It follows the standard Docudrama approach as investigators and key witnesses recount their experiences on the case. This particular case may not have been as widely publicized as those of Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer, but with over twelve bodies and a pile of evidence detailing their horrific crimes, THE BONEYARD's Leonard Lake and Charles Ng prove to be just as vile and reprehensible. While the story is surprisingly grisly, the narrative and re-enactments are stock made-for-television fare. For True Crime fans only.

Rating: 6/10.

If you liked THE BONEYARD, check out:
SIX DEGREES OF HELTER SKELTER, THE STRANGER BESIDE ME, THE COLLECTOR.

2 comments:

  1. Huh, never heard of this case either. Sounds like it should have gotten more attention!

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  2. I was surprised that I hadnt heard of the case either Joe, I've heard others mention that there are better retellings, but this one is watchable at the very least.

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