HOUSE OF SECRETS: THE BURARI DEATHS on Netflix is a new docu-series in the true-crime subgenre. With just three episodes, each one delivers a new twist on the story. And yes, it is a truly wild one. Read our full House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths review here!

HOUSE OF SECRETS: THE BURARI DEATHS is a Netflix documentary series with three 45-minute episodes. It’s a quick one to binge-watch and since every episode brings something new to the table, it’s hard to stop watching.

When 11 family members, living under the same roof in Delhi, are found dead, it looks like a suicide. However, it could also be a mass murder disguised as a suicide. Especially when considering that everyone is found gagged and bound. What is the truth? Watch this new Netflix documentary from India to find out.

Also, continue reading our House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths review below. Spoiler-free, of course.

You’ll want to watch all of this!

While I do like docu-series that divide the story into bite-size episodes, this one could have been shorter. Or, to be more precise, episode 1 feels very repetitive. Also, I would say it’s almost too intent on giving us one side and one particular impression. Only to then switch it all up in episode 2 of House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths.

Hey, I get it. That’s how you keep people watching. I just get a bit annoyed, but I do understand the reason for building the mystery in this manner.

For one, a surveillance camera is mentioned halfway through episode 1. However, then we wait a good long while before returning to this detail and find out what was recorded. Once we see this, everything seems to be up in the air again.

House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths – Netflix Review

Finding the truth in a sea of misinformation

And then there’s the media. Theories run rampant and people are accused of being involved. One woman is proclaimed to have been a guru to the family simply because she wears red and her father worked with them.

Things definitely get crazy pretty fast with this level of media involvement and misinformation.

Also, from episode 2, you’ll get a much better idea of what was happening and how the 11 people died. It is both mindboggling and shocking, while also being a story that seems scarily familiar.

Oh yes, House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths is definitely the kind of true-crime documentary series, you’ll want to watch.

Watch House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths on Netflix

Leena Yadav is the creator (and director) of this Netflix documentary. This is far from her first production since debuting in 2000. Most recently, Leena Yadav worked on the anthology Tell It Like A Woman (2021) alongside other female directors such as Catherine Hardwick. Also, her next movie will star Geena Davis.

The title of this Netflix true-crime documentary series does reveal a bit; Mainly that the secrets inside the house are somehow the reason for the Burari family dying. However, this is the smallest spoiler ever. I mean, if 11 people are found dead, then surely at least some part of the reason is to be found within the family.

That’s all I’ll say about this. Also, I’ll mention that while this true-crime case is from India, it could just as well have been from the US, South Korea, or Germany. In other words, it’s very universal in all the scary ways that human nature often is.

All 3 episodes of House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths are out on Netflix from October 8, 2021.


Suicide, murder… or something else? This docuseries examines chilling truths and theories around the deaths of 11 members of a Delhi family.

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