Category Archives: True Crime TV

Evil Genius: The pizza delivery bomber delivers a shocking slice of …

IT’S hard to overestimate how much self-control I am currently exercising to restrain myself from diving straight in with the final five minutes of Evil Genius (Netflix).

It’s rather a lot, because those last five minutes. Oh boy. 

To even hint at what’s to come would entirely give the game away (as would, in fact, looking at the title for the second episode), suffice to say that it makes it utterly, deliciously worth sitting through the preceding 40 minutes of sometimes slightly laboured scene- setting, and you might as well cancel the rest of your evening plans, because you won’t be getting up from the sofa any time soon. 

This documentary series (yep, another one) is the latest in the “if you liked Making a Murder then you’ll love this” canon and, by this point, the Netflix

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Evil Genius on Netflix explained – addressing all the HUGE questions we’re left with

And really, who’s to say how any of us would act if we had been forced into robbing a bank with a bomb around our neck?

After the 2007 indictments that concluded that Wells was part of the heist, the US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania said Wells was involved in a “limited role”. “It may be that his role transitioned from that of the planning stages to being an unwilling participant in the scheme,” they added.

2. Was Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong the mastermind?

Despite being indicted as the mastermind of the whole scheme, Diehl-Armstrong maintained her innocence until her death in 2015, although throughout Evil Genius, she insists that Wells had an active part in it, which stands out as a bit odd if she wasn’t involved.

It’s alleged that she plotted the bank heist to get the funds to pay

Read more at: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/feature/a857772/evil-genius-netflix-explained-questions-theories/

The Staircase is about to become your new favourite true crime TV show

If you’ve already raced through Evil Genius, and Making A Murderer and The Keepers are but a distant memory, you’re going to love Netflix’s latest true crime TV show, The Staircase.

The thirteen-part (you may want to take some time off work to get this done…) documentary series follows the story of novelist Michael Peterson, who was accused of killing his wife Kathleen Hunt Atwater Peterson after she was found dead at the bottom their stairs at home in 2001.

But judging by the trailer, which was released by Netflix today, there’s way more to this story than meets the eye. Namely the claims of the district attorney that Michael is bisexual and led a “secret life”, which led to Kathleen being killed in anger after they rowed when she found out about his affair with a man.

Read more at: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/entertainment/a20871900/the-staircase-netflix/

Toronto Is Hosting A Huge True Crime Film Festival This Summer

Over the past few years the true crime TV and Film genre has become super popular. Think about the “Making A Murderer” series that was watched by thousands religiously on Netflix, podcasts like “Serial Killer” that have hundreds of avid listeners and infamous movies like “Monster”, “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Good Fellas” that are still watched to this day.  

If you weren’t sure if you were a fan of true crime before, I’m sure you are now after hearing some of those titles. There’s something that fascinates all of us about criminals, murderers and serial killers. Maybe it’s the fact that most of us could never imagine committing an act so cruel and cold but we want to learn more about the people who actually can to better understand it. 

As much as the crimes these murders and serial killers are committing terrify us, we just can’t look away.

Read more at: https://www.narcity.com/ca/on/toronto/things-to-do-in-to/toronto-is-hosting-a-huge-true-crime-film-festival-this-summer

48 Hours: NCIS Season Two Renewal and Debut Date: CBS True Crime Docu-Series Returns Tomorrow

NCIS” Series Star Rocky Carroll Returns to Narrate Season Two

Series Premieres Tuesday, May 22, 10:00 PM, ET/PM

CBS News will launch a second season of 48 HOURS: NCIS, a six-part series that gives viewers unprecedented access to the dramatic and shocking cases handled by the real-life U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, on Tuesday, May 22 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

48 HOURS: NCIS takes viewers inside the difficult cases faced by NCIS agents, who investigate murders, track killers and use the latest technology to solve cases that once seemed unsolvable. Rocky Carroll, star of CBS’ drama series NCIS, returns to narrate the new season.

The new season of 48 HOURS: NCIS explores a range of intriguing investigations, including one that takes agents into the dark world of master and slave role-playing. Agents also reveal the techniques they used to bring to justice a serial rapist, show how

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Hulu Orders Anthology Series From Nick Antosca & Michelle Dean …

Hulu has given a series order to The Act, a character-based seasonal true-crime anthology series from writers Nick Antosca (Channel Zero) and Michelle Dean and Universal Cable Productions, Deadline has learned.

Written by Dean and Antosca, The Act, which has been in development at Hulu since last year, 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, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

Antosca and Dean will executive produce and serve as co-showrunners. Greg Shephard and

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2018/05/hulu-orders-the-act-true-crime-anthology-series-nick-antosca-michelle-dean-1202393966/

From ‘Making a Murderer to ‘Evil Genius’: Netflix’s Golden Age of …

Think back to the 2003 “pizza bomber” incident, and the first thing that comes to mind is probably the footage of a man sitting handcuffed next to a car, slightly blurry from a camera’s long zoom. He had a device around his neck, and seemed to be getting increasingly agitated. So, for that matter, were the Erie, Pennsylvania, police, who cautiously kept their distance, not yet knowing if it was some kind of hoax. Then the device exploded, and in an instant, 46-year-old pizza deliveryman Brian Wells was dead. That was just the start of a twisted case that would also involve a scavenger hunt, two more corpses, a separate murder-for-hire plot and a deranged woman who may or may not have been pulling the strings.

Twists, turns, a stranger-than-fiction tale of homicides and bizarre human behavior – those are the building blocks for Evil Genius, Netflix’s four-episode case study of

Read more at: https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/from-making-a-murderer-to-evil-genius-netflixs-golden-age-of-true-crime-w520410

From ‘Making a Murderer to ‘Evil Genius’: Netflix’s Golden Age of True-Crime Docs

Think back to the 2003 “pizza bomber” incident, and the first thing that comes to mind is probably the footage of a man sitting handcuffed next to a car, slightly blurry from a camera’s long zoom. He had a device around his neck, and seemed to be getting increasingly agitated. So, for that matter, were the Erie, Pennsylvania, police, who cautiously kept their distance, not yet knowing if it was some kind of hoax. Then the device exploded, and in an instant, 46-year-old pizza deliveryman Brian Wells was dead. That was just the start of a twisted case that would also involve a scavenger hunt, two more corpses, a separate murder-for-hire plot and a deranged woman who may or may not have been pulling the strings.

Twists, turns, a stranger-than-fiction tale of homicides and bizarre human behavior – those are the building blocks for Evil Genius, Netflix’s four-episode case study of

Read more at: https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/from-making-a-murderer-to-evil-genius-netflixs-golden-age-of-true-crime-w520410

HBO to continue ‘Serial’ investigation with true-crime doc ‘The Case …

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HBO is picking up where the hit podcast “Serial” left off. The U.S. cable giant is teaming with the London-based Sky Atlantic for “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” a four-hour documentary about the Baltimore murder case that captivated the nation in 2014’s debut season of “Serial.”

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (“Deliver Us From Evil,” “West of Memphis”) will direct the project, which has been in production since 2015 and which delves into the 1999 abduction and slaying of 18-year-old Hae Min Lee. Syed, Lee’s boyfriend, was arrested and ultimately convicted of charges including kidnapping and first-degree murder.

He has consistently maintained his innocence.

Among other things, the

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