Netflix's unsettling new docuseries, Worst Roommate Ever, chronicles four shocking true stories of seemingly harmless roommates turning into real-life nightmares for their unsuspecting victims.


Produced by Blumhouse Television, the five-part series features the crimes of cold-blooded serial killers and sly con artists, including the case of Dorothea Puente – an elderly woman who was convicted of murdering her lodgers. It also details the story of Jamison Bachman, a serial killer who ended up killing his own brother.

The doc hopes to "chronicle the masked menace that can be lurking right down the hall".

As the series airs on Netflix, here’s everything you need to know about Worst Roommate Ever.

Worst Roommate Ever release date

The series launched on Tuesday 1st March. All episodes are available to stream now.

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What is Worst Roommate Ever about?

The series focuses on four terrifying cases, some of which occurred in the '80s and left many fearing for their lives. It includes interviews from the victims, who recount their experiences, detailing how the people they lived with revealed their “malevolent and sometimes violent intentions”.

One of the cases featured in the doc is about Dorothea Puente, the 1980s serial killer convicted of killing tenants who lived in her downtown Sacramento home.

Puente was known for drugging the elderly, homeless, and disabled tenants at her boarding home. She would cash their Social Security checks and then bury them at her property.

KC Joy, who was convicted of murdering his roommate Maribel Ramos in 2013, conman Youssef Khater, and Jamison Bachman, who was convicted of murdering his brother, Harry, in Montgomery County, will also be subjects.

Is there a trailer?

There is!

Netflix shared a short clip from the documentary, revealing the cases mentioned.

In the teaser, a woman can be heard crying as she makes a 911 call.

"I'm just calling to let you guys know that if something happens," she says, before being cut off by the operator who asks: "Why are you crying?"

She responds: "Because I'm afraid."

"What, of your roommate?" the operator asks.

You can watch the clip below:

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