New Documentary And Book Delve Into The Mystery That Inspired “Twin Peaks”

May 1, 2021

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Everyone has heard of and likely seen David Lynch and Mark Frost‘s classic series “Twin Peaks,” which revolves around the mysterious murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). But, what many people don’t know is that the series and the character’s murder are inspired by a true story, the mysterious death of Hazel Drew, which has interested Frost since he heard about the case from his grandmother when he was just a kid.
A new documentary and companion book that delves into the unsolved death of Hazel Drew is on their way, Indie Wire reports. The documentary is from director Benjamin Alfonsi and the book, titled Blonde, Beautiful, and Dead: The Murder Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks, was penned by David Bushman and Mark Given with a foreword by Frost. The two will delve into the case in hopes of unraveling the mystery of the young woman whose body was found washed up on the shore of Sand Lake, New York in 1908.

Hazel Drew

Metabook Entertainment states that “Blonde, Beautiful, and Dead will investigate the secrets, corruption, and gender politics one small-town community tried to keep buried.”
Twin Peaks” debuted in 1990 and ran through 1991, featuring 30 episodes. Kyle MacLachlan starred as an idiosyncratic FBI agent investigating the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. A revival premiered in 2017 with 18 new episodes which several cast members returned for, including Kyle MacLachlan.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more. In the meantime, you can watch “Twin Peaks” on Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, Amazon or buy it on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, or on FandangoNOW.

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