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Blu-ray Review: The Other Side of Madness (1971)

After a moody, dialog-free opening (a trend that will continue for much of the film’s runtime) that shows the Manson family planning the Tate-LaBianca Murders as ol’ Charlie observes, we shift our focus to some wild-ass hippie hootenanny taking place on the outskirts of the Spahn Ranch interspersed with scenes of the Family in court […]

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Paul Bateson: The Serial Killer Who Starred In ‘The Exorcist’

    Did you know that a real-life serial killer starred in The Exorcist?   In 1972, director William Friedkin saw Paul Bateson perform a cerebral angiography in the  New York University radiology lab. Wanting to keep things as real as possible, when Friedkin was making The Exorcist the next year, he arranged for the […]

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“Helter Skelter” Film ‘The Other Side Of Madness’ Being Rereleased For 50th Anniversary

    The Film Detective (TFD), a classic media streaming network and film archive that restores and distributes classic films for today’s cord-cutters, announces the restoration and re-release of the first and one of the most sensational accounts of the vicious “Helter Skelter” murders, The Other Side of Madness (1971), the inaugural title in a series of TFD releases […]

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Blu-ray Review: Dahmer (2002)

Remember when mother fuckin’ Hawkeye played (literal) man-eater Jeffrey Dahmer? Yeah, me freakin’ either… but he did, so here we are! The long and the short of Dahmer goes as follows: going out of his way to prove he’s no Willy fuckin’ Wonka, chocolate factory worker Jeffrey Dahmer (Jeremy Renner) prowls Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for young […]

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David Tennant Stars As Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen In Limited Series “Des”

There are a lot of true crime fans, including myself. There are a lot of reasons why humanity is obsessed with serial killers and murders, be a it morbid curiosity or the desire to understand why they kill and what drives them.   We often see films and series based on killers such as Charlie […]

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Netflix’s ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Returns This Fall

    Six episodes of Netflix’s revival of the iconic series “Unsolved Mysteries” are currently streaming, but there’s more to come. Six more episodes are headed our way this October including a true ghostly tale.   “Unsolved Mysteries” profiles more unexplained disappearances, tragic events, and bizarre occurrences. Perhaps one viewer holds the key to solving […]

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Rodney Alcala: The Dating Game Killer

Before the days of YouTube, Netflix and other at-your-fingertips entertainment, staying home sick from school consisted of watching daytime TV. My personal favorite when I was resting on the couch was watching game shows (I loved The Price is Right). I often wondered how people were chosen for participate on the shows, what they did […]

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Elisabeth Moss Staring In New True Crime Series “Candy”

True crime fans have a reason to celebrate tonight, Universal Content Productions (UCP) is making a new series, titled “Candy,” starring brilliant actress Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”, The Invisible Man). “Candy” is based on the true story of Candy Montgomery who hacked her friend Betty Gore to death on Friday the 13th, June 1980. […]

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