With his latest documentary film, Werner Herzog explores a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas. Into the Abyss: The Story of Life, The Story of Death probes the human psyche and asks why people kill and why a state kills. Herzog talked with many of the people involved in the case. From the 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (scheduled to die within eight days of appearing on-screen) to the detective on the case.
He also talks with the families of the victims and the perpetrators as well as a state executioner and a pastor who worked with death row inmates as they took their final breaths.
Into the Abyss will be in theaters on November 11 in a limited release.