Cats are all anyone can talk about this holiday season — and no, we don’t mean the film adaptation of the bonkers Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
A new Netflix docuseries, Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, is taking the internet by storm. The documentary chronicles the story of Luke Magnotta, an infamous Canadian murderer who sought internet infamy by posting videos of himself killing kittens prior to the murder of Chinese student Lin Jun in 2012.
As Magnotta courted internet fame, a group of amateur sleuths set out to track him down. The limited series chronicles their manhunt and the role they played in bringing him to justice.
The series is not for the faint of heart with its descriptions of twisted videos of kitten killing and Magnotta’s brazen taunts after murdering Lin Jun, including mailing pieces of Jun’s body to Montreal’s Liberal and Conservative party headquarters. But it is the internet’s new obsession, sparking a flurry of tweets and social media posts, which some might view as an unfortunate irony given Magnotta was using his twisted deeds to seek internet fame and media attention.
Roswell, New Mexico creator Carina Adly Mackenzie tweeted, “Okay you guys. Stop everything you’re doing, cancel your plans, quit your jobs, dump your significant other, log off this bad website, and watch ‘Don’t F–k With Cats’ on Netflix. It is the most twisted and twisty murder doc I’ve ever seen and I watch ALL THE MURDER DOCS.”
Okay you guys.— Carina Adly MacKenzie (@cadlymack) December 19, 2019
Stop everything you’re doing, cancel your plans, quit your jobs, dump your significant other, log off this bad website, and watch “Don’t Fuck With Cats” on Netflix.
It is the most twisted and twisty murder doc I’ve ever seen and I watch ALL THE MURDER DOCS.
Many of the tweets expressed a similar obsessive enthusiasm as well as a general sense of “what did we just watch?” See below for a sampling of tweets.
I just finished watching Netflix's new documentary Don't Fuck With Cats and I am just..... I.... you know what.... I don't know man I don't know what I am anymore #DontFkWithCats pic.twitter.com/h0mzNStGqZ— 𝙺𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒 ☁︎ (@krati_joshi) December 19, 2019
Just finished watching don’t fuck with cats and I feel like I need to watch all 11 seasons of rupauls drag race so I can return to a positive, happy, un-mashed head space— Lucy🌻 (@xlucygriffiths) December 23, 2019
me throughout most of Dont Fuck with Cats— emily harris (@emilyharrisxvii) December 23, 2019
me at the very last ten minutes of Don’t Fuck with Cats pic.twitter.com/xRgP9MjlQA
So today we watched Don’t Fuck With Cats on Netflix. We both didn’t know anything about it when we clicked on it and omfg it’s one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen. We were both like pic.twitter.com/erKmDBYjKB— Syd Plant (@sydmplant) December 23, 2019
Can’t believe how fucked up that Don’t Fuck with Cats is 🤯— Calley (@CalleyInnes_) December 23, 2019
started don’t fuck with cats without enough time to finish it before work and now i wanna walk into the sea.— boughs of holly (@hxllly) December 23, 2019
When I began to watch that “Don’t fuck with cats”, I genuinely thought it was gonna be cats being little dick heads, knocking things off shelves n that. Absolutely isn’t that.— Jordan (@Jord_Greenhalgh) December 23, 2019
Now watching Don’t Fuck With Cats : Hunting An Internet Killer on Netflix.— Chris Konrath (@chriskonrath) December 23, 2019
If you haven’t, don’t.
If you have, where’s a local support group?