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March 15 2018

Unmasking a Killer, Part 1: “Launching the Manhunt for The Golden State Killer” Episode Review

Close your windows and lock your doors, friends, because the most prolific killer/rapist in California history is still at large. Between 1976 and 1986, this unknown subject raped at least 51 people...
March 12 2018

Watch the Trailer for HLN’s Upcoming True Crime Docuseries Unmasking a Killer

HLN is reopening the manhunt for the Golden State Killer with their upcoming five-part docuseries Unmasking a Killer, premiering Sunday, March 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The Golden State Killer is one...
December 7 2017

Watch the Official Trailer for Netflix’s Upcoming True Crime Docuseries Wormwood

Biological warfare. LSD. CIA conspiracies. Netflix’s upcoming true crime documentary has all this and more. Directed by the legendary Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line), Wormwood deals...
November 3 2017

The Poe Myth Still Buried: Reviewing PBS’s Buried Alive

This week, PBS aired a documentary on Poe titled, Buried Alive. It should have been, Buried Anew. It was too much to hope that the film would actually set the record straight about...
November 2 2017

The Case Made Famous by Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood to Be Adapted as True Crime Documentary

Truman Capote’s seminal In Cold Blood is the one of the bestselling true crime novels in history (second only to Vincent Bugliosi's 1974 book Helter Skelter). Published in 1966, the book...
September 25 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in October 2017

Highlighted by the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things, October is also bringing a few horror films and a lot of new Netflix Originals! Add in some classic movies and a few true...
August 24 2017

Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s New True Crime Documentary, Strong Island

Netflix’s newest true crime documentary, Strong Island, is less about trying to catch a killer and more about chronicling “the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy—from...
May 25 2017

Review: Netflix’s True Crime Documentary The Keepers

The story begins with two retired women who come together to try to solve the 1969 murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, their former high school teacher. It sounds like the premise of a cute cozy mystery,...
May 15 2017

Review: HBO’s True Crime Documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest

If you’re looking for a quick bit of interesting true crime and don’t have time for the long docuseries that have become popular lately, look no further that HBO’s newest, Mommy...
May 4 2017

Munchausen by Proxy: Exploring HBO’s Upcoming True Crime Documentary, Mommy Dead and Dearest

The latest HBO true crime documentary deals with a very strange and often baffling disorder: Munchausen syndrome by proxy. An offshoot of Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy sees a caregiver—often...
January 19 2017

Review: HBO’s Beware the Slenderman (2017)

I want you to go back in time for a moment and try to remember when you were twelve. You would have been in the fifth or sixth grade then, and if your childhood was anything like mine, you'd...
January 5 2017

5 Best True Crime Documentaries Streaming on Netflix Now

With the success of the podcast Serial and the HBO documentary The Jinx, several networks are getting into the true crime game. In addition to a couple of Netflix Originals, the popular streaming...
December 1 2016

Watch the Trailer for HBO’s New True Crime Documentary: Beware the Slenderman

What drives two twelve-year-old girls to stab a mutual friend nineteen times and leave her for dead? What could possibly fill young and innocent minds with such cold blood and carnage?  HBO’s...
November 3 2016

True Crime Documentaries: Where to Watch Online

While the true crime documentary has exploded in popularity, it is not a particularly new phenomenon. There are thousands of true crime documentaries—some good, some bad, some unwatchable—out...
September 29 2016

Amanda Knox: Netflix’s New True Crime Documentary

The popularity of true crime stories continues to rise, and it looks like Netflix might have struck it big again with their new feature-length documentary, Amanda Knox. Centered on the wrongful...
June 11 2015

Orson Welles at 100: F for Fake (1973)

Every film that Orson Welles made was distinctively an Orson Welles movie. Even something like The Stranger, which was Welles’s one attempt to make a standard studio film, still ends up looking...
May 7 2015

True Crime Thursday: Thought Crimes, a Cannibal Cop, and the Marquis de Sade

You may recall the case of the baby-faced “Cannibal Cop,” Gilberto Valle III, who expressed fetishistic fantasies of killing, cooking, and consuming the flesh of women, including his wife....
April 27 2015

Tales of the Grim Sleeper: 25 Years of Killings and Looking the Other Way

When a serial killer eludes capture for the better part of three decades, it’s usually because of careful preparation, elusive tactics, and near-perfect execution, but that is not the case...
March 19 2015

Robert Durst was Reading about Himself before Arrest

Robert Durst, the subject of the HBO documentary The Jinx, directed by Andrew Jarecki, was arrested over the weekend in New Orleans for the murder of longtime friend Susan Berman. According to...
February 10 2015

The Jinx: Episode 1 Available Now

Previously, we highlighted HBO's new documentary mini-series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, which premiered this past Sunday night. In case you were unable to watch, HBO has made...
January 30 2015

Introducing The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: HBO’s 6-Part Documentary Series

The story seems familiar enough. We’ve all seen the wealthy kid who learns that happiness can’t be bought; the sibling who doesn’t want to enter the family business; the abusive marriage...
November 21 2014

We Are Batman: Legends of the Knight

This week Batman got a belated 75th anniversary present: the release of Legends of the Knight, a crowdfunded documentary that celebrates not only the crime fighting alter ego of Bruce Wayne, but...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 26 2014

David Suchet Investigates Agatha Christie

If Hercule Poirot isn’t available, who better than David Suchet to investigate the colorful and mysterious life of Agatha Christie? This Sunday, after Miss Marple on Masterpiece Mystery most...