Are you all caught up on American Vandal? The first season, which asked the very important question of who drew the dicks, was a surprise success. Award-worthy even. The second season doesn’t disappoint, even if it lacks a standout star like the first installment’s Jimmy Tatro. Again, the Netflix series spoofs true crime documentary series perfectly by not just poking fun but also weaving together a compelling plot about poop pranks and high school social castes.
The makers of American Vandal know their shit — by which I mean the real docs they’re mimicking, though they also know plenty about feces. While the first season hopefully steered some fans toward Making a Murderer and the podcast Serial, American Vandal Season 2 can also be a gateway to the real deals, including those that directly influenced the story of the Turd Burglar of St. Bernardine and additional picks I
Halloween is premiering next month. While word of mouth is building at Fantastic Fest and critical acclaim praises the sequel’s efforts, a new trailer has dropped and it is amazing.
Halloween – The Night He Came Home
Halloween has been on horror fans’ radars since Jamie Lee Curtis tweeted about the sequel last year. Everyone has been looking forward to taking the journey back to Haddonfield where the saga began four decades ago.
The film has been getting rave reviews and recently had a showing at Fantastic Fest where it was received with enthusiasm. Slash Film watched the recent UK trailer and remarked:
“A cool new Halloweentrailer repurposesJohn Carpenter ‘s classic and David Gordon Green ‘s sequel/reboot as a true crime documentary. This looks like the type of thing you fall asleep watching on the Investigation Discovery channel.”
That description alone was intriguing so I decided to take
If you ever wondered what it’d be like if the events of the first Halloween were real, here’s a chance to see. In the most recent trailer for the upcoming sequel, Michael Myers’ rampage gets the true crime treatment, and it’s an eye opener.
In part it puts the first movie in perspective; it really would be a pretty intense true crime story. It also illustrates how cheesy true crime TV can be.
The new movie pretty much eliminates everything that’s happened in between the first Halloween and this one, wipes the slate clean. We haven’t seen it yet, but we have to admit it looks very much the same.
The big difference is Jamie Lee Curtis. As a nearly 60-year-old Laurie Strode she’s gained maturity, intensity, and a little bit
A cool new Halloweentrailer repurposes John Carpenter‘s classic and David Gordon Green‘s sequel/reboot as a true crime documentary. This looks like the type of thing you fall asleep watching on the Investigation Discovery channel, and I’m here for it. It also serves as a nice refresher on the story that started the franchise. Watch the Halloween trailer below.
The Halloween hype is already through the roof. The film debuted this month at TIFF, and just played Fantastic Fest as well, and the reactions have been overwhelmingly positive. In my
Lanie Hobbs says her road to becoming a true-crime podcaster began when she was 7 or 8 years old. That’s when the car she, her mother and her two older brothers were driving in broke down one night in Irving, and they were robbed at gunpoint by two men.
She didn’t fully realize the danger at the time, but she now knows that she and her family could all have been killed.
“Being able to relate to the fear later gave me the idea of formulating stories that look at crime from the victim’s perspective,” she said. Her Dallas-based True Crime Fan Club podcast will celebrate its second anniversary in October.
That Hobbs hosts a podcast with such grim episode titles as “The Cadet Murders,” “The Roadside Strangler” and “Munchausen Mommies” illustrates how women have taken control of true-crime podcasts, both as producers and listeners. More than 60 percent of hosts
Applying the true-crime template to something juvenile as holding a school hostage with threats of poop seems like a recipe for low-brow fare, but Netflix’s mockumentary American Vandal manages to squeeze genuine pathos and nail-biting tension out of every episode. The show is supremely watchable, meaning fans are likely scrounging around for something else to satisfy the mix of deadpan humor and earnest investigation. In that vein, here are 21 movies American Vandal fans should stream next.
This list contains a healthy mix of high school verité, investigations made personal, and good old fashioned true crime. Documentaries like Billy The Kid and Seventeen capture the goofiness and cruelty of teens trapped together, their school life the center of their universe. High school drama Brick transposes the noir template to the same social sphere, and for good measure there are some actual noirs like Kiss Me Deadly. Several true-crime
The case of a British Army sergeant who was found guilty of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute was one of the most salacious of the summer. Emile Cilliers tampered with the equipment that he knew his wife, Victoria Cilliers, a highly experienced parachute instructor was going to use, days after trying to kill her via a gas leak at home.
The broadcaster has commissioned the doc, which has the working title of Parachute Murder Plot, from Optomen, the All3Media-owned indie best known for producing shows such as Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word and Great British Menu. It is the latest crime doc by the company for ITV following James Bulger: A Mother’s Story. Optomen is run by joint CEOs Tina Flintoff and Nick Hornby (no relation to
A video purportedly showing the aftermath of a school prank in which a student spiked a batch of lemonade with laxatives was uploaded to the web site LiveLeak in mid-September 2018. This footage racked up millions of views when it was shared on Facebook along with the caption: “So Wrong: A student puts laxative in the school’s lemonade”:
This video does not capture real students at a high school suffering bouts of diarrhea after a student spiked their lemonade with laxatives. This footage was taken from the Netflix mockumentary television series American Vandal and depicts a staged incident involving a group of actors.