The Rev

A small town in Wales. A huge true crime cover-up. The Rev is the gruesome story of one of the most infamous criminal sprees in British history.


In 1985, Detective Inspector Gwyn Roberts is sent to a quiet seaside town to investigate an unusually threatening and vile anonymous letter, leading him to the home of mild-mannered clergymen, the Reverend Emyr Owen. What he would find was a discovery so shocking that the law system would attempt to bury the case. The Reverend was guilty of abusing and mutilating human bodies awaiting burial.


This disturbing yet fascinating story is brought to light with interviews from police officers, psychiatrists, and legal experts, interwoven with dramatic recreations that delve into Owen’s history and unearth questions about his crimes that remain unanswered to this day.

Director: Rhys Edwards
Producer: Gwion Tegid
Language: English
Cast: Eilir Jones, Idris Morris, Richard Arfon
Genre: Documentary
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 92 Minutes
Production Year: 2023 (Complete)