Category Archives: True Crime Documentary

Bryan Burrough, Truly Original Partner on Russian True Crime Docu-Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Truly Original has partnered with Vanity Fair special correspondent Bryan Burrough to develop the true crime documentary series currently titled “The Kremlin’s Long Shadow.”

The series will chronicle Scotland Yard’s newly reopened investigations into 15 mysterious deaths that could underscore a diabolical Russian program.

Presented by Burrough, the series will explore a recent chain of bizarre deaths and assassination attempts, utilizing a network of exclusive sources, including widows and children, defectors and spies.

Following the March 2018 assassination attempt on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal via a military-grade nerve agent, the British government is reviewing the cases of 15 suspicious deaths, none of which were originally classified as murders. The series aims to connect the dots between each death.

Cases also include Boris Berezovsky, an anti-Putin Russian oligarch living in exile in London, found dead in what was deemed a suicide, not long after four of his British lawyers and three

Read more at: https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/russia-crime-docu-series-bryan-burrough-1202875181/

Seven true crime podcasts you have to listen to if you love murder

Are you a huge fan of all things true crime?

Were you completely addicted to Making A Murderer and The Staircase but not can’t find your next murder fix?

Do you find yourself itching to hear about grisly murders (don’t worry, you’re not a weirdo) and salivating over unsolved crime?.

Well, while there are a whole heap of amazing true crime documentaries to watch, we’ve become quite big fans of true crime podcasts.

Not only can you listen to the horrors of real life murder cases while sitting on the bus while nobody is any the wiser, but there are absolutely dozens of amazing true crime podcasts to listen to that will make you switch off your tv immediately and stick in your headphones instead.

We’ve rounded up our favourite true crime podcasts to listen to so you can satisfy your inner murderino (if you don’t know what that is yet, read on).

Serial

https://www.buzz.ie/featured/seven-true-crime-podcasts-love-murder-292484

‘The Staircase,’ Years Later, Finds Its Audience

“The Staircase” aired on French television in 2004, with additional episodes released eight years later, but for over a decade, the documentary about a North Carolina novelist accused of killing his wife wasn’t easy to watch in the U.S.

That frustrated its director, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, particularly as he saw other true-crime documentary series like HBO’s “The Jinx” and Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” take off. Meanwhile, his was only available on DVD, after airing on the Sundance Channel in 2005 and 2013.

Read more at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-staircase-new-and-improved-finds-its-audience-1531750450

What to Watch: Kristin Chenoweth Spoofs True-Crime Genre in Trial & Error

All times Eastern.

MONDAY, July 16
Caroline Friends
Caroline Rhea (who played Hilda Spellman on TV’s Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) hosts this new family-friendly showcase of animal, kid and comical videos, with commentary by celebrity guests (4 p.m., Game Show Network).

Cultureshock: Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary
Go behind the scenes of the 1999 TV sitcom that launched the careers of Seth Rogan, Jason Segal and James Franco and was one of the first to depict teens who weren’t just “jocks” or “brains.” Cancelled after only not-so-stellar season, it went on to live as a cult classic and become hailed as one of the 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time by Time (9 p.m., AE).

TUESDAY, July 17
No Passport Required: New Orleans
In the Big Easy, series host Marcus Samuelsson discovers how Vietnamese culinary traditions have fully integrated into the food fabric of the city, taking the stage in surprisingly

Read more at: https://parade.com/680306/npond/what-to-watch-kristin-chenoweth-spoofs-true-crime-genre-in-trial-error/

I’m Hooked On A Game About Cleaning Up Murder Scenes

Screenshot: Keoni Nguyen

Playing a preview build of Body of Evidence, I found myself working against the clock to clean up crime scenes and hide dead bodies. As I meticulously scrubbed blood out of hardwood floors and tabletops, I felt exhilarated to play a role in a situation I hope I never take part in.

In Body of Evidence, coming out this winter, each level involves cleaning up a crime scene and hiding at least one dead body from sight before the timer runs out. The dead bodies are flimsy ragdolls that are challenging to stuff in a bathtub or closet. Sometimes you have cleaning supplies to work with from the beginning of the level; other times, you scramble to find them. Each cleaning product works most efficiently in different situations—for example, the hand brush

Read more at: https://kotaku.com/im-hooked-on-a-game-about-cleaning-up-murder-scenes-1827544397

Heartbreaking story of Alice Ruggles’ murder to feature in new crime documentary series

A new documentary on the murder of stalker victim Alice Ruggles will highlight the lessons that need be learned from her death.

The 24-year-old was killed in her Gateshead home by her ex-boyfriend Trimaan ‘Harry’ Dhillon in October 2016.

Dhillon cut her throat from ear to ear after he discovered she had found happiness with another man.

Since the Northumbria University graduate’s death, her family set up the Alice Ruggles Trust – a fund that aims to highlight the dangers of stalking.

Alice’s story has featured on numerous television and radio documentaries and now it will be told in a new true crime documentary series on 5STAR.

On the trust’s website, it says: “Unlike ‘An Hour to Catch a Killer’ broadcast on ITV last year, which focused on the police investigation following Alice’s death, this new documentary tells the whole story of what happened to Alice

Read more at: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/alice-ruggles-murder-documentary-5star-14882916

Let’s talk about the way… I used morbid crime documentaries to nod off at night

I CAN’T GO to sleep without a little background noise, and sure look, that’s fair enough.

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For every person who needs earbuds and an eye-mask to drop off, there’s a person who needs the familiar sound of a much-loved sitcom or the soothing tones of a meditative podcast.

And then there’s me.

So yeah, I’m not going to pretend that my boyfriend was overly comfortable with the fact I used to listen to stories about serial killers in order to wind down.

And I get it.

If he listened to morbid documentaries about the world’s most prolific murderers in a bid to drop off, I’d have suggested we might call it a day.

At the very least, I’d have slept on a couch… in a different house… with one eye open for the rest of my natural life. And then some.

But in all seriousness, I would have been

Read more at: http://www.dailyedge.ie/crime-documentaries-2-4085825-Jul2018/

‘Making a Murderer’: Popular Netflix crime documentary draws comparisons to ‘The Staircase’

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The comparisons between “Making a Murderer” and “The Staircase” are unavoidable.

Both docu-series have drawn huge audiences on Netflix. Both involve allegations of sinister crimes against women. Both feature men who were convicted of murder, but continued to proclaim their innocence and fight for their freedom. Both multi-episode programs are social media sensations, and both have been described as one-sided toward the defense.

Read more at: https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/local/steven-avery/2018/07/06/staircase-netflix-series-focusing-death-woman-who-fell-down-stairway-north-carolina-being-compar/739809002/

Like The Staircase? Here’s five other true crime documentaries on Netflix


Like The Staircase? Here's five other true crime documentaries on Netflix
Netflix has some compelling true crime documentaries to get stuck into (Picture: Netflix)

Chances are you’ll already have binge-watched your way through Netflix’s The Staircase by now.

The documentary – for those unfamiliar with the story – follows the case of Kathleen Peterson, whose husband Michael was convicted of her murder and later freed after it became apparent there had been misleading evidence during his trial.

But if you’ve finished watching it, and you’re looking for more true crime then where’s a good place to start?

Well Netflix is awash with similar stories – so how about these five to be going on with?

Evil Genius (2018)

Aka the curious case of the ‘Pizza Bomber’, Evil Genius tells the decidedly odd story of pizza delivery man Brian Wells,

Read more at: https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/03/like-staircase-five-true-crime-documentaries-netflix-7679716/

Like The Staircase? Here’s 5 other true crime documentaries on …


Like The Staircase? Here's five other true crime documentaries on Netflix
Netflix has some compelling true crime documentaries to get stuck into (Picture: Netflix)

Chances are you’ll already have binge-watched your way through Netflix’s The Staircase by now.

The documentary – for those unfamiliar with the story – follows the case of Kathleen Peterson, whose husband Michael was convicted of her murder and later freed after it became apparent there had been misleading evidence during his trial.

But if you’ve finished watching it, and you’re looking for more true crime then where’s a good place to start?

Well Netflix is awash with similar stories – so how about these five to be going on with?

Evil Genius (2018)

Aka the curious case of the ‘Pizza Bomber’, Evil Genius tells the decidedly odd story of pizza delivery man Brian Wells,

Read more at: https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/03/like-staircase-five-true-crime-documentaries-netflix-7679716/