Documentarian Nick Broomfield ('Kurt and Courtney,' 'Biggie and Tupac') has never been one to shy away from controversial or unpopular subjects. In 1992, he released 'Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer,' detailing the investigation and trial of one of America's first female serial killers.

A decade later, with Wuornos awaiting execution on Death Row, Broomfield revisits the inmate in 'Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer' for another illuminating look into her condition and fragile mental state since her conviction. Released to coincide with 'Monster,' the Charlize Theron film loosely based on Wuornos's life, 'Aileen' starts off with a meta twist, as Broomfield himself is called to testify at her appeal, using his prior movie as evidence. Documentarian Nick Broomfield ('Kurt and Courtney,' 'Biggie and Tupac') has never been one to shy away from controversial or unpopular subjects. In 1992, he released 'Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer,' detailing the investigation and trial of one of America's first female serial killers.

A decade later, with Wuornos awaiting execution on Death Row, Broomfield revisits the inmate in 'Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer' for another illuminating look into her condition and fragile mental state since her conviction. Released to coincide with 'Monster,' the Charlize Theron film loosely based on Wuornos's life, 'Aileen' starts off with a meta twist, as Broomfield himself is called to testify at her appeal, using his prior movie as evidence.

Despite the appeals, Wuornos was executed on October 9, 2002, but not before sitting down for a series of increasingly bizarre, paranoiac interviews with Broomfield. These interviews reveal both the change in personality and mental state Wuornos exhibits since the first film was shot and Broomfield's tendency to showcase -- some have said exploit -- people on the fringes of conventional society.

Either way, 'Aileen' stands as a fascinating documentary, with Wuornos' last-ever interview as unnerving and scary as the best horror films.

'Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer' is available for free at Snagfilms.com.
CATEGORIES Documentaries