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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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True Crime Doc ‘Yancey McCord: The Killer That Arizona Forgot About’ Now On Prime

True crime buffs, we’ve got news for you, the documentary Yancey McCord: The Killer that Arizona Forgot About has just landed on Amazon Prime Video. Who is Yancey McCord? He is believed to have committed the familicide of the Jenkins clan in Kindred Township, Arizona in 1961. The victims included both parents, three children, and two […]

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At Least 215 Victims: The Story of Dr. Harold Shipman

A successful doctor, vice-captain of his college athletics team, and devoted family man. Harold Frederick Shipman seemed to have it made. He had life figured out…on the surface. Shipman was born in Nottingham, England on 12 May, 1914. His devout Methodist parents were working-class citizens who raised their three children to be hard working, pillar […]

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True Crime Docuseries “No One Saw A Thing” Debuts On Sundance

    In 1981, after years of intimidation and brutality, the town bully Ken Rex McElroy is gun downed in broad daylight in front of 60 witnesses in the small town of Skidmore, Missouri, but no one saw a thing or at least that’s what they claim to this very day. Blumhouse’s docuseries “No One […]

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Charles Manson Docuseries “Helter Skelter” On The Way From Epix

The public’s interest in serial killers continues to drive studios to create new documentaries. The latest is Epix’s “Helter Skelter” which is set to debut this June. . The six-part series will take an in-depth look into “the story of how Charles Manson and his cult terrorized California in the late 1960s and early 1970s.” […]

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Lines Between Reality And Creativity Blur: ‘Based On’ VS ‘Inspired By’

At one point or another, we all have seen “Based on a true story” or “Inspired by” on movie posters, book covers, and even in video games. As a result, we’re all guilty of it, we the audience immediately want to see, read, and play it because we want to experience the story, especially if […]

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