Monthly Archives: October 2016

8 Unsolved True Crime Documentaries To Watch That Will Awaken Your Inner Sherlock

You’ve watched the Making A Murderer series, and listened to the Adnan Syed “Serial” podcast, but you still want more. You want unsolved true crime documentaries to watch that will awaken your inner Sherlock. And who wouldn’t? We as humans love to think, and exercise our brains, and these kinds of stories are treadmills to our cognitive processes. Moreover, we’ve loved whodunnits since we could get our hands on Clue (I was always that sassy brunette, Ms. Scarlett).

Through these nonfiction stories, we are able to hear different accounts, and try to piece together the puzzles that the court system is presented with on a daily basis. The shows and films also give us a keyhole into the eyes of killers, and potentially innocent people locked behind bars. Do we ever really know which eyes we are looking into? Not really, but that’s what makes it both exhilarating

Read more at: https://www.romper.com/p/8-unsolved-true-crime-documentaries-to-watch-that-will-awaken-your-inner-sherlock-20779

Sword And Scale’s Mike Boudet Talks True Crime & Social Media Killers

When it comes to celebrating Halloween there’s no shortage of marathon-worthy movies on TV or spooky books to read. But this year we’re gifting you with the creepiest of all: a Sword and Scale takeover of the Bustle App all about the weirdest social media killers ever covered on the popular podcast. (You’re welcome.)

Sword and Scale, hosted by Mike Boudet, is a true crime podcast covering topics ranging from murder and crime to kidnapping and cannibalism (yes, really). Boudet and his team dig into real life cases, piecing together 911 calls, court testimony, interviews with victims, their own research, and more to tell the story of the real life monsters living, breathing, and working beside us all. If you were a fan of SerialMaking A MurdererThe Jinx, The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey and The People v. O.J. Simpson then SS is about to be your

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/articles/192383-sword-and-scales-mike-boudet-talks-true-crime-social-media-killers

Horror Blogger Ashlee Martinson Talks about Killing Parents in …

Wisconsin teen Ashlee Martinson, the former blogger who penned dark stories about death under the pseudonym “Vampchick,” says in a new interview that she’s “happy” to be in prison for killing her mother and stepfather following extensive alleged abuse.

“I’m happy because I’m getting help right now,” Martinson says in an exclusive clip from an upcoming prison interview with Crime Watch Daily, which is scheduled to air Tuesday.

My sisters are safe, and I know that sounds crazy because I’m in prison, but I feel like I’m free,” Martinson says. “I can have an opinion now. I can have my own thoughts. I can wake up everyday and know that I’m safe.”

In March 2015, Martinson, then 17, fatally stabbed her mother more than 30 times and shot her stepfather twice with a shotgun, before fleeing with

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/ashlee-martinson-crime-watch-daily-interview/

Horror Blogger Describes Day She Killed Her Parents — and Says She’s ‘Free’ in Prison

Wisconsin teen Ashlee Martinson, the former blogger who penned dark stories about death under the pseudonym “Vampchick,” says in a new interview that she’s “happy” to be in prison for killing her mother and stepfather following extensive alleged abuse.

“I’m happy because I’m getting help right now,” Martinson says in an exclusive clip from an upcoming prison interview with Crime Watch Daily, which is scheduled to air Tuesday.

My sisters are safe, and I know that sounds crazy because I’m in prison, but I feel like I’m free,” Martinson says. “I can have an opinion now. I can have my own thoughts. I can wake up everyday and know that I’m safe.”

In March 2015, Martinson, then 17, fatally stabbed her mother more than 30 times and shot her stepfather twice with a shotgun, before fleeing with

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/ashlee-martinson-crime-watch-daily-interview/

8 Unsolved True Crime Documentaries To Watch That Will Awaken Your Inner Sherlock

You’ve watched the Making A Murderer series, and listened to the Adnan Syed “Serial” podcast, but you still want more. You want unsolved true crime documentaries to watch that will awaken your inner Sherlock. And who wouldn’t? We as humans love to think, and exercise our brains, and these kinds of stories are treadmills to our cognitive processes. Moreover, we’ve loved whodunnits since we could get our hands on Clue (I was always that sassy brunette, Ms. Scarlett).  

Through these nonfiction stories, we are able to hear different accounts, and try to piece together the puzzles that the court system is presented with on a daily basis. The shows and films also give us a keyhole into the eyes of killers, and potentially innocent people locked behind bars. Do we ever really know which eyes we are looking into? Not really, but that’s what makes it both exhilarating

Read more at: https://www.romper.com/p/8-unsolved-true-crime-documentaries-to-watch-that-will-awaken-your-inner-sherlock-20779

Erin Lee Carr’s New True-Crime Documentary to Air on HBO (Exclusive)

HBO Documentary Films will present director Erin Lee Carr’s new true-crime documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest in March, it was announced Thursday.

In her last film, Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop, Carr explored the case of Gilberto Valle, who was dubbed the “Cannibal Cop” by the New York tabloids. In her new film, she takes on another case that triggered lurid headlines, the case of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard.

Blanchard, who lived with her ailing, wheelchair-bound daughter, Gypsy Rose, was found stabbed to death in her home in Springfield, Mo., in June 2015, and her daughter was charged with the crime, which led investigators to discover a pattern of deception that involved child abuse and mental illness. The film, which includes exclusive prison access to Gypsy Rose,

Read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/movies/erin-lee-carrs-true-crime-documentary-air-hbo-170405855.html

WV Book Team: Horror, thrillers and true-crime chillers – Charleston Gazette

The nights grow darker. The air grows colder. It’s time to curl up close to the fire with a scary story. These spooky and suspenseful books might have you sitting beside the fireplace with poker and shovel in hand. Enjoy, and stay safe from those things that go bump in the night.

Author Ezekiel Boone really knows what will scare you — the spiders from his debut novel, “The Hatching.” After all, you’ve never seen a real zombie or vampire, but spiders are everywhere, and Boone has imagined an apocalyptic, people-eating river of them headed right our way.

Alarming incidents begin happening all over the world, as eggs that have been buried for 10,000 years start hatching. Leaders from across the globe attempt to stop the tide of destruction and to calm the

Read more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/ae-books/20161030/wv-book-team-horror-thrillers-and-true-crime-chillers

WV Book Team: Horror, thrillers and true-crime chillers – Charleston Gazette



The nights grow darker. The air grows colder. It’s time to curl up close to the fire with a scary story. These spooky and suspenseful books might have you sitting beside the fireplace with poker

Read more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/ae-books/20161030/wv-book-team-horror-thrillers-and-true-crime-chillers

The Magnetism of the Unknown: An Interview with Beverly Lowry …

ON THE NIGHT of December 6, 1991, four teenage girls — Amy Ayers, Jennifer and Sarah Harbison, and Eliza Thomas — were murdered at an I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt!, where two of them worked, in Austin, Texas. The details of their deaths were appallingly gruesome: they were bound, gagged, raped, shot, and then burned (the extent of the sexual abuse wasn’t clear because of how badly damaged the bodies were). The crime stained the city’s image of itself, and, as it turned out, the stain was indelible. After exhaustive police investigations and guilty verdicts that were later overturned, the murders remain unsolved.

In her latest book, Who Killed These Girls? Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders, Beverly Lowry tells the story of the grisly crime and the desperate attempts by the Austin Police Department and District Attorney’s office to close the case. For people like me, who have been captivated

Read more at: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-magnetism-of-the-unknown-an-interview-with-beverly-lowry/

People Magazine Investigates: New Series to Air on Investigation Discovery

America’s leading mystery and suspense network, Investigation Discovery (ID), is partnering with America’s most popular weekly magazine brand, People, to bring viewers a new one-hour weekly series dedicated to uncovering the truth behind some of our country’s most infamous characters and iconic stories of true crime. Drawing from the reporting of People’s award-winning and accomplished true crime editorial team, the series delves into extraordinary tales of ordinary people thrust into the national spotlight, reported by the leading crime journalists in the nation today. PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES, a 10-part series, debuts with the two-hour season premiere of THE LONG ISLAND SERIAL KILLER on Monday, November 7 at 9/8c only on ID.

“Investigation Discovery is thrilled to partner with People on their exclusive television series. With some of the best reporters in the world, their dedication to getting to the bottom of the stories that matter to us, shines through every episode.” said

Read more at: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/people-magazine-investigates-new-series-air-investigation-discovery/