Experience the fear and paranoia of New York City during the Summer of 1977.
This short documentary explores the legacy of the Son of Sam case using original footage not seen since it aired and interviews with PIX11 journalists. While still being a familiar case, the passing decades has certainly dissipated the memory of the fear that reigned over New York City in the late 70’s. Put together by Heath Benfield, this fascinating and terrifying short reignites the memories in a frenetic way.
Created to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the capture of David Berkowitz. This film is an attempt to recreate the paranoia and fear New Yorkers experienced in 1977. I hope it can remind and educate viewers of that remarkable time in New York City’s history.
The story on its own is terrifying, but the brilliant editing and montage brings the paranoia levels up to its peak and serves the modern audience – despite the use of 40 year old footage. A dynamic and edgy pace all condensed into an 8 minute nail bitter.