Monthly Archives: February 2019

‘Hunting LeRoux’ a riveting true crime tale

BOOK REVIEW

“Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire”

By Elaine Shannon

(Morrow, $27.99)

Grade: A

A master criminal and the step-by-step methods used to stop him permeate this gripping account that is both well-written and exhaustively researched by Elaine Shannon.

Paul LeRoux was a ruthless killer who took the traditional methods of organized crime and mixed them with modern technology. His team of mercenaries were ex-military men who murdered his enemies without hesitation or remorse. With so many layers to his enterprise, LeRoux was able to stay hidden in the shadows while he raked in the money and others did his dirty work.

A few elite Drug Enforcement Administration agents saw a pattern and uncovered the truth. They realized that with all of LeRoux’s worldwide resources in technology, drugs, weapons and people, it would not be easy to take him out. These agents worked for a division

Read more at: https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/03/01/hunting-leroux-a-riveting-true-crime-tale/

Looking back at ‘Mindhunter’

“Mindhunter” season one premiered on Netflix in October 2017, and we still do not have a season two. This show was a massive success, and shortly after the premiere of season one, a new season was announced to begin production.

“Mindhunter” is a dramatized true crime drama that is based off the true story of the first FBI agents to study serial killers. This article is meant to be a recap and review of the first season and give some details on the next upcoming season.

The story mainly follows agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany). They travel across the United States educating local police departments on behavioral analysis in crime scene investigation. They also start to interview serial killers that are currently locked up in prison, most notably Edmund Kemper (Cameron Britton). At this point in time (1970s) there

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21 True Crime Shows You Shouldn’t Watch Alone

Who needs Law Order or NCIS when there could be a crazy person lurking right around the corner from you? Maybe your neighbor is the next big serial killer and you don’t even know it.

If you don’t think that’s possible, all you need to do is turn on one of the many true crime shows available on television or streaming services — and there are a LOT of them.

Related: Get True Crime Files by ID via Prime Video Channels for Over 1,000 Real-life Mystery Suspense Shows!

There are shows about serial killers, crazy neighbors, murderous wives, hotels with dark histories and on and on. Whatever your true crime interest, there’s sure to be a show that covers it.

If you’re looking for a show with a true fright factor, we’ve got you covered.

Related: Watch Real Lives, Real Stories, Real Celebrities on Reelz Channel via Prime Video

Read more at: https://www.tvfanatic.com/slideshows/21-true-crime-shows-you-shouldnt-watch-alone/

‘Making A Murderer’ Update: What Steven Avery’s Appellate Win Means

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The true crime world is abuzz with news from Steven Avery’s defense attorney that the Wisconsin Court of Appeals has granted his motion to supplement the record with evidence that bones found in a gravel pit were turned over to the Teresa Halbach’s family without DNA testing performed on them, in violation of federal and state law.

Earlier this week, Kathleen Zellner tweeted, “Avery Update: We Won!!!!!! Back to the circuit court. #TruthWins.”

Avery was convicted of the 2005 murder of Halbach and is serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole. The Emmy-winning Netflix documentary Making

Read more at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellekaminsky/2019/02/28/making-a-murderer-update-what-steven-averys-appellate-win-means/

Here’s When Leaving Neverland, the Controversial Michael Jackson Doc, Airs on HBO

Over the past several months, there have been a slew of documentaries and true-crime style movies that have attempted to look at high-profile figures and cases in a new light. There’s Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology American Crime Story, which has so far explored the trial of O.J. Simpson and the murder of Gianni Versace. There’s Conversations With A Killer, the eerie Ted Bundy documentary featuring actual footage of interviews with the infamous serial killer. Even the longtime punchline of the Lorena Bobbitt case got a new look with Lorena, which dug into the context surrounding the crime and the media attention around it. The latest entry into this genre is Leaving Neverland, a documentary focused on a pair of men who say they were abused as boys while in https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/When-Does-Leaving-Neverland-Air-HBO-45862141

‘Dirty John: The Dirty Truth’ Is The Netflix Documentary About John Meehan

Coming into our lives by way of a 2017 LA Times podcast, the story about con-man John Meehan took the world by storm, prompting Netflix to produce a dramatised show based on the true story of Meehan and his relationship with Debra Newell, starring Eric Bana and Connie Britton. Now, the streaming platform has released Dirty John: The Dirty Truth, a documentary which speaks with the real people behind the story.

The documentary features interviews with Newell and her daughters, as well as a number of other women that Meehan scammed and traumatised. It also shows Meehan’s own two daughters, who we only see as young children in the dramatised version.

The documentary also sees Christopher Goffard, the Los Angeles Times journalist who created the now-famous podcast about the conman, give his take.

Featuring never before seen photos, extra information about Meehan (including that he used to share his drugs

Read more at: https://www.marieclaire.com.au/dirty-john-the-dirty-truth-netflix-documentary

6 New and Upcoming Netflix Original Documentaries You’ll Want to See

If you’re looking for a supply of great documentaries on every topic you can imagine, look no further than Netflix! The streaming platform has curated a collection of nature documentaries, explorations of history, and more. Alongside the acclaimed documentaries that Netflix has secured streaming rights for, there are plenty of Netflix originals in the documentary category as well. This year has already seen the release of a few top-notch documentaries produced for Netflix, and there are more about to be released. From explorations of human psychology — both good and bad — to creepy true crime stories, check out the original documentaries made for Netflix so far in 2019.

Read more at: https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Netflix-Original-Documentaries-2019-45830370

Breaking News – Full Season of SundanceTV’s True Crime Doc "Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo" Now Available to AMC Premiere Subscribers

Full Season of SundanceTV’s True Crime Doc “Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo” and Companion Amanda Knox Podcast Series Now Available to AMC Premiere Subscribers

AMC Networks announced the full season of SundanceTV’s true crime documentary “Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo” is available now to AMC Premiere subscribers. The SundanceTV and Sundance Now companion podcast, “The Truth About True Crime with Amanda Knox,” is also available in its entirety to AMC Premiere subscribers via iOS, Android, and Web, and on Comcast’s Xfinity X1, where X1 customers can quickly access the service by saying “AMC Premiere” into their voice remote.

The original podcast, hosted by Amanda Knox, takes a deeper look into the docu-series as former cult members and experts join Amanda

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What One Researcher Discovered About America’s True Crime Obsession

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Flip on the television, peruse a local bookstore, or browse a list of podcasts and you’ll see it: true crime stories are having a moment right now. Whether it’s popular podcasts like Serial or multi-part documentaries on Netflix like The Keepers and Making a Murderer, it seems like audiences just can’t get enough murder and mayhem.

But who is watching, and why is everyone so obsessed?

Amanda Vicary is a social psychologist and professor at Illinois Wesleyan University who studies the social psychology behind crime and media use. Like millions of other Americans, Vicary is a self-professed true crime addict and has noticed that statistically, true crime devotees are most likely to be women.

“One example is that women tend to listen to true crime podcasts more [than men],” Vicary says. She’s right: One popular true crime podcast called Wine and Crime (helmed

Read more at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahwatts/2019/02/28/what-one-researcher-discovered-about-americas-true-crime-obsession/

New on Hulu in March 2019: ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Shoplifters,’ ‘Tea with the Dames’

Fresh from winning the Academy Award for best documentary, “Free Solo” comes to Hulu in March, along with Oscar-nominated drama “Shoplifters” from Japan; Tyler Perry’s domestic drama “Acrimony” with Taraji P. Henson; and documentaries “Tea with the Dames,” starring Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith, and “Divide and Conquer,” on Roger Ailes.

Hulu also debuts two new original series in March: “Shrill,” starring Aidy Bryant and based on the book by Lindy West, and true-crime drama “The Act” with Joey King and Patricia Arquette. Plus: new seasons of “Fear the Walking Dead” and Canadian crime drama “Cardinal.”

Older films coming to Hulu in March include award-winning documentary “He Named Me Malala,” Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” Oliver Stone’s “W.” and “JFK,” cult comedy “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” and counterculture classic “Easy Rider.”

Read more at: https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/new-on-hulu-in-march-2019-free-solo-shoplifters-tea-with-the-dames/