Monthly Archives: January 2019

Finally, a true-crime series that offers answers – podcasts of the week

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Sick of true-crime podcasts that tantalise you with a compelling story only to end with a maddening lack of resolution? You might want to subscribe to Case Closed, which provides a novel twist on the genre by focusing on crimes that have already been solved. It begins with the tale of a murder in Joshua Tree national park.

After spending the past nine centuries seeing off sieges and hosting monarchs, Leeds Castle in Kent is moving with the times by launching its own podcast. Narrated by Cold Feet’s Robert Bathurst, the series of short episodes will recount the history of the castle, and promises to cover everything from beheadings to banquets. The first four are available now.

Finally, well worth a read is this interview with Marvyn Harrison, host of new podcast Dope Black Dads, which celebrates black British fathers as well as considering the

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/feb/01/finally-a-true-series-that-promises-some-answers-podcasts-of-the-week

11 Terrifying True-Crime Movies and TV Shows You Can Binge on Netflix

Do you have a fever that can only be cured by more high-intensity court scenes? Or a craving for the sound of jail doors closing? In other words, is your true-crime addiction at an all-time high? If so, we, and Netflix, are here for you. Out of all of the new and exciting content on the streaming service, its criminal thrillers based on true stories are some of the most worthwhile. From the The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
to a campy take on Lizzie Borden’s bloody origins, we’ve rounded up everything you need for a true-crime binge. And hey, once you’re done, don’t forget about Netflix’s awesome selection of documentaries!

Read more at: https://www.popsugar.com.au/celebrity/True-Crime-Movies-Netflix-45739669

Why ITV’s Fred and Rose West film with Trevor McDonald didn’t air

True crime addicts were pretty psyched for ITV’s Fred and Rose West documentary hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald. It’s just too bad they didn’t get to see it!

The channel was set to air what was supposed to be a groundbreaking film about the notorious serial killers on Thursday (January 31), in which esteemed journalist Sir Trevor would shed new light on the real-life horrors that went on behind the front door of Number 25 Cromwell Street.

But just before airing, word started to spread on social media that ITV had made the last-minute decision to drop Fred and Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor McDonald from the schedule:

Digital Spy immediately reached out to ITV, with a spokesperson confirming to us that Fred and Rose West: The Real Story has been shelved “for legal reasons”. However, current plans are for it to be aired at a later date.

It’s understandable that The Real Story would pose some legal challenges since it featured McDonald speaking with one former West lodger as well as one of the killers’ family members and the sister of one of their victims.

Instead of this new documentary, those watching ITV at 9pm on Thursday got a second chance to see Sir Trevor McDonald’s excellent crime documentary Death Row.

And if you’re really in need of your true crime fix, there’s always Netflix’s new Ted Bundy documentary series, or the baffling Abducted in Plain Sight, or the controversial ITV drama about the Wests, Appropriate Adult.


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Darren Criss Admits He’s ‘Too Scared’ To Watch His Epic ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Tribute To Mariah Carey

Darren Criss may have just dominated award season, but he’s still having a bit of trouble embracing another career milestone.

Fresh off multiple wins for his role in FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” the “Glee” alum also rocked his recent “Lip Sync Battle” performance honoring Mariah Carey and was even joined onstage by the pop icon herself. However, Darren admitted to Access this week that he isn’t quite ready to relive the moment to its fullest.

WATCH: Darren Criss And Rumer Willis Sing ‘Shallow’ More Wild SAG After-Party Moments!

“I’m too scared to watch it,” he said of the episode, explaining how his longtime experience as a song-and-dance man initially gave him the ultimate confidence – the key word being “initially.”

“It happens very quickly,” Darren said of the “Lip Sync Battle” experience. “And after having done this stuff on ‘Glee’ for years, dressing up

Read more at: https://www.accessonline.com/articles/darren-criss-admits-hes-too-scared-to-watch-his-epic-lip-sync-battle-tribute-to-mariah-carey

Netflix’s most ‘shocking and unexpected’ true crime documentary series is being turned into a film | JOE.ie

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98% on Rotten Tomatoes and an Emmy Award winner.

The recent releases of Abducted in Plain Sight and Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes have been notable additions to the Netflix library and given their impressive track record of commissioning and acquiring documentary features, we can now ask the question, what’s your favourite true crime feature on Netflix?

While The Keepers, Making A Murderer, Long Shot, and countless others can all make a strong claim, Wild Wild Country is a documentary series that was unlike anything else.

Some reviews simply categorised it as a ‘sex cult documentary’ but the events that unfolded in a utopian city in the Oregon desert were truly stunning.

In their review of the series, Vulture called said that “it’s a twisty story that goes to very shocking and unexpected places” and they weren’t the

Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/netflixs-shocking-unexpected-true-crime-documentary-series-turned-film-656884

Netflix’s most ‘shocking and unexpected’ true crime documentary series is being turned into a film

Brought to you by Omniplex Cinemas

98% on Rotten Tomatoes and an Emmy Award winner.

The recent releases of Abducted in Plain Sight and Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes have been notable additions to the Netflix library and given their impressive track record of commissioning and acquiring documentary features, we can now ask the question, what’s your favourite true crime feature on Netflix?

While The Keepers, Making A Murderer, Long Shot, and countless others can all make a strong claim, Wild Wild Country is a documentary series that was unlike anything else.

Some reviews simply categorised it as a ‘sex cult documentary’ but the events that unfolded in a utopian city in the Oregon desert were truly stunning.

In their review of the series, Vulture called said that “it’s a twisty story that goes to very shocking and unexpected places” and they weren’t the

Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/netflixs-shocking-unexpected-true-crime-documentary-series-turned-film-656884

The Ted Bundy Tapes Examines an Infamous Serial Killer, But Finds Only a Horrifying Void

Ted Bundy, who was executed 30 years ago after confessing to the murders of 30 women, loved attention but didn’t want to be caught and punished for his crimes — a common conundrum among serial killers. Bundy was one of the most prolific, and, if the new Netflix documentary series Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is to be believed, one of the slipperiest, hiding in plain sight as the bodies piled up.

Introverted, physically awkward as a child, and insecure about his family’s relative poverty in a Seattle neighborhood full of well-off neighbors, Bundy aged into a young man who created an aw-shucks persona that helped him insinuate himself with the random young women that he’d ultimately murder and sometimes rape as well, before or after their deaths. Other times,

Read more at: https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/the-ted-bundy-tapes-netflix-review.html

The Assassination of Gianni Versace on Netflix: How much actually happened?

Just how accurate is ACS’s depiction of Gianni Versace’s death in 1997?

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American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace was hugely successful when it aired on BBC Two, and is being released on Netflix on 1 February. The historical crime drama focuses on the murder

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American Crime Story: Gianni Versace – Everything you need to know

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American Crime Story landed a hit with its first series which focused on the infamous case of the Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman murders, and the subsequent trial of OJ Simpson.

Series two of the FX and BBC-produced drama shines a violent, dramatic light on another defining moment in the narratives of American celebrity culture and crime, namely the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace at his Miami mansion.

The cast is packed full of A-list names and rising stars, and the drama itself is completely different to that of series one. Here’s everything we know about the Golden Globe-winning true-life crime series…

The title seems pretty explanatory, right?


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Oxygen Media, IPC and Eureka to explore dangerous world of cults

NBCUniversal’s female-focused true crime network Oxygen Media is delving into the dark world of cults that kill in an upcoming limited series.

Deadly Cults (4 x 60 minutes) will explore the stories of cult leaders, the psychology behind them and how they instill fear and hatred into the hearts and minds of their followers, which often leads them to murder. The series recounts each case through interviews with the investigators, former cult members, and family and friends closest to the victims.

Produced by Industrial Media’s Intellectual Property Corporation and Eureka Productions, Deadly Cults spotlights the chilling tales of a self-proclaimed prophet who convinced his followers to murder an innocent family, and a vampire coven on the hunt for its next victim.

The premiere episode looks at a double homicide involving two parents and a missing girl that triggered a multi-state chase with one of the suspects claiming to be a 500-year-old vampire.

Deadly Cults is produced

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2019/01/31/oxygen-media-ipc-and-eureka-to-explore-dangerous-world-of-cults/