Evil Up Close - Netflix

Meet the neighbour who waves politely, the friend who is the life and soul of a party, the colleague who buys the coffee. All are ready to kill, rape or harm. They live cheek by jowl with us; they look, sound and behave like us but they are evil and their crimes have shocked the world.

Evil Up Close hears from the people who knew, loved or trusted those hunted for vicious crimes, of those who lived alongside, laughed with or felt the warmth of a monster; the wives and daughters, husbands and sons, the friends, neighbours, detectives and prosecutors who have eye-balled evil in the dock.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-05-15

Evil Up Close - Evil eye - Netflix

The evil eye is a curse or legend believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called “evil eyes”. The idea expressed by the term causes many different cultures to pursue protective measures against it. The concept and its significance vary widely among different cultures, primarily in West Asia. The idea appears multiple times in Jewish rabbinic literature. It was a widely extended belief among many Mediterranean and Asian tribes and cultures. Charms and decorations with eye-like symbols known as nazars, which are used to repel the evil eye, are a common sight across Armenia, Albania, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Palestine, Morocco, southern Spain, Italy, Greece, the Levant, Afghanistan, Syria, and Mexico, and have become a popular choice of souvenir with tourists.

Evil Up Close - Ethiopia - Netflix

Belief in the evil eye, or buda (var. bouda), is widespread in Ethiopia. Buda is generally believed to be a power held and wielded by those in a different social group, for example among the metalworkers. Some Ethiopian Christians carry an amulet or talisman, known as a kitab, or will invoke God's name, to ward off the ill effects of buda. A debtera, who is either an unordained priest or educated layperson, will create these protective amulets or talismans.

Evil Up Close - References - Netflix