Category Archives: True Crime TV

Halloween Heritage Trailer Puts a True Crime Spin on Michael Myers Legacy

David Gordon Green’s Halloween is now less than a month away from hitting theaters and Blumhouse has released a clever new teaser that treats the events of the first film as true crime. The movie is attempting to take the franchise back to its roots, forgetting about any of the other installments except for the 1978 original, which was considered to be wise by some hardcore horror fans. With that being said, there’s still a lot of fans who are very skeptical about accepting the new take on the franchise.

Taking the true crime approach with the first Halloween film is a really cool idea and probably should have been utilized in the promotional material since the start. However, as the movie’s release date nears, a new twist on the traditional teaser is welcome. There’s only so much of the film that can be shown off in trailers and TV spots

Read more at: https://movieweb.com/halloween-movie-2018-teaser-video-true-crime/

TV review | ‘American Vandal’: Satirical series has new crime, star in second season

The second season of “American Vandal,” the smart true-crime satire from Netflix, takes the same basic premise as the first: A high school is turned upside down by a silly prank that doubles as a serious crime, and the subsequent investigation is covered with painstaking detail by fellow students and budding documentarians Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck).

The nature of the offense is the hook — the drawing of penises on faculty cars in Season 1 and, in Season 2, a laxative contamination of the school cafeteria’s lemonade by a mysterious figure identified only as ‘‘The Turd Burglar.”

But the astute depiction of modern-day teenage culture and a pitch-perfect ensemble cast moves “American Vandal”’ beyond the clever conceit and into the realm of masterful comedy.

If the new season has a breakout character, it’s DeMarcus Tillman (an excellent Melvin Gregg), a star basketball player at St.

Read more at: http://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20180921/tv-review--american-vandal-satirical-series-has-new-crime-star-in-second-season

Serial season 3 launch date: True crime podcast’s latest episodes to concentrate on one US city’s justice system

Serial third season of the investigative podcast debuts on 20 September.

Two new episodes will be launched together with the remainder released weekly on Thursdays.  

The successful series’ latest run will delve into Cleveland’s criminal court system, a subject the producers settled on after being granted an “unusual” level of access to record inside courtrooms, attorneys’ offices and judges’ chambers.

Sarah Koenig will return with Ohio native Emmanuel Dzotsi. They spent over a year in the city focusing on cases ranging from marijuana possession to felonies. 

Koenig said: “Every case Emmanuel and I followed, there came a point where we thought: ‘No, this can’t be how it works’. People who work in the system,

Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/serial-season-3-podcast-launch-date-when-download-cleveland-ohio-courts-trial-sarah-koenig-a8546636.html

Dirty John: Bravo Unveils First Look at True Crime Drama

Dirty John TV show on Bravo: (canceled or renewed?)

“I feel like I’m finally home.” Bravo has just released a new teaser for their upcoming TV show, Dirty John.

Based on the Los Angeles Times article and podcast, Dirty John centers on “‘Dirty’ John Meehan, his relationship with Debra Newell and his exploits. The series will tell the story of how Newell’s romance with Meehan spiraled into secrets, deception, denial and, ultimately, survival — with shocking ramifications for not just her, but her children.” The cast includes Connie Britton, Juno Temple, Eric Bana, Jean Smart, and Julia Garner.

Dirty John is slated to premiere on Bravo in November.

Take a first look below:

What do you think? Are you a fan of true crime dramas? Will you check out Dirty John?

Read more at: https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/dirty-john-bravo-unveils-first-look-at-true-crime-drama/

Eric Bana joins true crime TV show Dirty John with creepy fourth-wall breaking trailer

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Eric Bana stars in the creepy first trailer for true crime podcast Dirty John.

Dirty John tells the story of a single mother who falls for a handsome and dashing man.

So far so romantic right? However he isn’t everything that he seems, as shown in the teaser trailer released by Bravo.

Breaking the fourth wall, it shows Bana in character talking to someone he has apparently fallen in love with.

John reels off romantic lines, but gets stuck when he says: ‘Every time we touch’.

Things start to get weird when he rehearses the phrase, like he’s practicing a speech, eventually deciding to change it to ‘Every time I put my arms around you’.

He continues: ‘Every time I put my arms around you I feel like I’m finally home. I

Read more at: https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/18/eric-bana-joins-true-crime-tv-show-dirty-john-with-creepy-fourth-wall-breaking-trailer-7957617/

‘Dirty John’ Teaser: Chilling First Look At Eric Bana As John Meehan In Bravo True Crime Anthology

Bravo has dropped the first teaser featuring Eric Bana as John Meehan in its true crime anthology Dirty John, produced by Universal Cable Productions. In the chilling clip, we see Meehan (Bana) rehearsing his lines before he goes to meet his next victim.

Written by Chance co-creator Alexandra Cunningham, Dirty John is based on the articles and breakout true-crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. It centers on John Meehan (Bana), a handsome and romantic charmer who sweeps Debra Newell, played by Connie Britton, off her feet and pulls her into his web of lies. The series chronicles the true story of how a romance with Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial and manipulation.

Britton is executive producing with Reiner, Cunningham, Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle and Charles Roven, and Los Angeles Times Studios’ Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Chris Argentieri.

In addition to Bana

Read more at: https://deadline.com/2018/09/dirty-john-first-look-eric-bana-john-meehan-bravo-true-crime-anthology-1202465996/

TV show names suspects in case of Flagler man missing since 2015 – Daytona Beach News

New evidence indicates George Contos was killed for cash

New DNA evidence, cell phone records, and a $23,000 spending spree may tie two suspects to the disappearance of George Contos, a Flagler County man who has been missing “under suspicious circumstances” since May 2015.

Flagler County sheriff’s detectives have sent case records to the State Attorney’s Office recommending that prosecutors charge Donald Corcoran and his stepson Andrew Nemec, both of Palm Coast, with first-degree murder.

That action was revealed during an episode of “Cold Justice,” a true crime TV show that airs on the Oxygen cable channel. Saturday night’s report focused on the mystery surrounding Contos’ disappearance and led investigators to believe that Corcoran and Nemec killed Contos and stole at least $25,000 in cash from his home.

Officials from the State Attorney’s Office did not return calls seeking comment but Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly on Friday confirmed the names of the suspects and added that his agency

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When titillation meets true crime

Long before dramatised crime shows on TV became a rage, small-town India’s sex and crime games were being captured in ‘graphic’ graphic-novel style in Madhur Kathayein, and later its English version, Crime and Detective. With headlines like ‘Pakhandi babaon ki vasna gatha’, ‘Ek thi Sheela, hawas ki leela’, ‘Aasteen mein palne wali hawas ki nagin’ and pictures of busty women in slipping pallus and thunder thighs on the cover, it wasn’t difficult to figure out why these crime mags found readers in the pre-YouTube era.

But Madhur Kathayein, which started in 1986, is not just one of the longest running sex-crime magazines in India; it still sells about a lakh copies a month, and has a strong fan following across north India. Crime and Detective, the English magazine, sells 40,000-50,000 copies a month, largely in the North-East. The revenue for these magazines is driven by newsstand sales.

So

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TV show may help crack case of Flagler man missing since 2015 – Daytona Beach News

George Contos’ Lincoln Town Car was found abandoned in a Palm Coast parking lot in May 2015. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

When George Contos vanished more than three years ago, he was preparing to make a trip north to visit friends and relatives.

Contos, a southern Connecticut native who moved to Flagler County in 2005, disappeared “under suspicious circumstances” in May 2015. Family and friends have not seen or heard from him since.

Now they are hoping a nationally televised true-crime TV show may help shed new light on the mystery. The case will be the focus of an episode of “Cold Justice,” scheduled to air at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday on the Oxygen cable channel.

Aaron Thayer, Contos’ son, said during a telephone interview Thursday that he hopes the show will trigger someone to come forward with clues that might give his family answers to ease their anguish.

“People already know of what happened

Read more at: http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20180913/tv-show-may-help-crack-case-of-flagler-man-missing-since-2015

‘The Act’: Chloe Sevigny & AnnaSophia Robb To Star | Deadline

Oscar nominee Chloë Sevigny and The Carrie Diaries star AnnaSophia Robb are set to co-star opposite Patricia Arquette and Joey King in the first season of The Act, Hulu’s character-based anthology series from Nick Antosca, Michelle Dean and Universal Cable Productions.

Written by Dean and Antosca and directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, The Act is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. The first season is based on Dean’s 2016 Buzzfeed article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered.” It follows Gypsy Blanchard (King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

Sevigny will play Mel, a natural leader of all the women in her small neighborhood. She’s had

Read more at: https://deadline.com/2018/09/the-act-chloe-sevigny-annasophia-robb-to-star-in-hulu-true-crime-series-1202463345/