true crime Archives

Pay-Off #4 (D.S. Publishing, 1949)
Publishing titles did a good job of chronicling actual true crime, a glance at the series Pay-Off suggests a more "inspired by" approach.  The stand-out story of the debut issue, "Diamond Lil of Otsego" seems to be very loosely inspired by events surrounding a real-life bar known as Diamond Lil's Roadhouse in operation in that[...]
Exposed #2 Pedigree (D.S. Publishing, 1948).
Publishing lasted nine issues from 1948 to 1949 and contained a mix of high-profile murderers from throughout true crime history that often tended towards the brutal end of the true-crime comic book spectrum.  Interestingly, two issues of the series caught Fredric Wertham's attention in Seduction of the Innocent with what he interpreted as "how to[...]
With Dahmer, Netflix Exploits Queer Pain & People Of Color (Opinion)
One of the biggest components in a well-done examination of true crime and horrors of the world is the voice of the victims and their families, but with Dahmer, Netflix has tossed that aside for the profit from their pain Exploitation is "use or manipulates to one's advantage," and it greatly relates to the upsetting[...]
Unsolved Mysteries Volume 3: Netflix Unveils October 18 Return
Renewed interest in cases and attention to some stories forgotten by the larger public has continued to drive attention to the series as a helping hand for the world of true crime Volume three will be released on October 18th, so stay tuned for a possible teaser trailer or an official trailer in the coming[...]
Morbid Cinema Macabre Review: A Spooky Affair With Ash & Alaina
I had the opportunity to attend the first virtual event of Morbid Cinema Macabre by Moment House & Morbid: A True Crime Podcast, hosted by the ladies themselves Alaina Urquhart and Ash Kelley The virtual experience took place on January 15th, starting at 8PM EST As someone who lived in Massachusetts previously, I was quite excited[...]
American Detective Season 2: Joe Kenda Returns To Discovery Jan 26th
Joe Kenda Chats Ted Bundy ( "With a voice that grips you from the first 'my, my, my,' Joe Kenda is arguably the best storyteller in true crime Having him guide viewers through the twists and turns of these labyrinthine cases with his clever witticisms and no-nonsense demeanor elevate these stories beyond another true crime story[...]
Only Murders In The Building: Favorite Moments From Season One
It was great to see the other side of podcasting, one not involved in true crime, share a light with the other in the fifth episode. The Trio's Podcast Fan Club Helping with the Case: The meta nature of this hit close to home in the funniest ways, but it also made me fall more in[...]
And That's Why We Drink: True Crime Podcast Premieres Upcoming Book
The popular true crime and paranormal podcast duo behind And That's Why We Drink, Em Schulz and Christine Schiefer, are debuting their first book, A Haunted Road Atlas, available on May 10th, 2022 Every Sunday on their podcast And That's Why We Drink, the duo digs into a new set of spooky ghost stories and true[...]
Happy Face: Robert and Michelle King to Adapt Podcast for Paramount+
This is the dark material that's typical of true crime podcasts that make them so popular amongst a mostly-female audience "We're obsessed with true-crime podcasts, and Happy Face is the best we've heard," the Kings said "Melissa's story screams out to be dramatized, and Jen is exactly the showrunner to do it." "Happy Face" podcast graphic, IHeartRadio Jennifer Cacicio,[...]
Trial In The Outback: True Crime Docu-Series Has A Sundance Debut
True crime is headed to Sundance Now with a look into a child's death & the debate over a mother's innocence or guilt in an upcoming three-episode docuseries Lindy Chamberlain made headlines in 1980 when she claimed a dingo had killed her 9-week-old baby in the Australian outback With little evidence, Chamberlain was convicted of[...]
Murder & Co. Subscription Box Kickstarter Campaign Now Underway
Murder & Co., a small company founded by three women who adore true crime and murder mystery games, has launched a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to spread their love of the games they played during the COVID-19 pandemic's lockdown The subscription boxes they are aiming to have crowdfunded this month are specially curated and[...]
ThinkFun's Cold Case: A Story To Die For Preorders Begin May 18th
Have you ever wanted to solve a real murder case, but was stuck inside due to the pandemic, no car, or a general lack of credentials in solving crime? So have we, which is why we are super excited for the next upcoming release from ThinkFun and Ravensburger! Cold Case: A Story To Die For will[...]
Descend Into Darkness With The Sons Of Sam Trailer From Netflix
Looking deeper at this horrific set of events, Netflix is digging into true crime cases and gathering a wider audience in doing so. An upcoming true-crime docuseries from Netflix seeks answers to the crimes of the "Son of Sam," David Berkowitz, and whether more people were involved The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness,[...]
Morbid: A True Crime Podcast – 5 Topics That Will Keep You Listening
The hosts of Morbid: A True Crime Podcast, Alaina Urquhart and Ashleigh "Ash" Kelley have been going strong for over 200 episodes of scary stories and intriguing investigation of true crime cases The unique perspectives of both hosts combined with their humble and respectful approach to victim-advocacy are what makes each episode of the podcast so[...]
The Rookie S03 Goes "True Crime": Rainn Wilson, Celebrity Cults & More
Add to that Malcolm in the Middle's Frankie Muniz, Rainn Wilson playing himself, and the mummy of Charlie Chaplin, and you have the making of this week's episode- as well as this week's preview for "True Crime": (ABC/Raymond Liu) DOUG SAVANT, NATHAN FILLION (ABC/Raymond Liu) DOUG SAVANT (ABC/Raymond Liu) LIZZE BROADWAY, NATHAN FILLION (ABC/Raymond Liu) DOUG SAVANT (ABC/Raymond Liu) NATHAN[...]
Tell Me Your Secrets: This Amazon Series Has Hints Of Potential
The recent release of the original dramatic series Tell Me Your Secrets, on Amazon Prime Video, shows that the streaming platform has potential in true crime yet has some hurdles to get over first The pilot involves multiple themes from the dramatic ups and downs of witness protection to victim advocacy. Lily Rabe, one of the main[...]
Devil In Disguise: John Wayne Gacy Peacock Docu-Series Trailer Is Here
True crime documentaries, especially related to specific serial killers, can be hit or miss Interviews, including one with his second ex-wife, are to be included in the series Rod Blackhurst, known for his work on the Amanda Knox doc, is producing for Peacock on this project We'll see if they not only do the victims[...]
A Well Done True Crime Deep Dive On Elisa Lam By Netflix: Review
It can be difficult to cover an average case involving any sort of true crime, but adding in a setting with so much true crime history in itself is a whole other story The integration of an online narrative of the investigation alongside interviews is what gives the series a push in the right direction[...]
Netflix Trailer Looks Inside The Cecil Hotel In A Shocking New Series
The Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, has been the subject of many mysteries as it stands tall in the city of angels, but there's a recent case that still baffles those intrigued by true crime Once it was announced that Netflix would be taking on this case, that of the vanishing of Elisa Lam, many[...]