Adapting Truman Capote’s true-crime novel about the senseless murder of a family in rural Kansas, In Cold Blood is a grimly authentic American horror story. Shot in the same house, courtroom and penitentiary that were splashed across front pages less than a decade earlier – even featuring jurors from the trial itself – Richard Brooks’ fever dream noir is a haunting journey inside an atrocity that captivated a nation’s psyche.

In Cold Blood is out in cinemas on Friday.