Category Archives: Reelz True Crime

Stalker Files, Autopsy, Gangsters: Reelz Announces New and Returning TV Shows

(Albuquerque, NM) Tuesday, January 2, 2018 – REELZ today announced original programming for winter, spring and early summer 2018 including six new original series, new episodes of five returning viewer favorites and four new specials. The specials include a revealing look at the Swedish pop group ABBA in ABBA: When All is Said and Done, music and entertainment legend Elton John celebrating his top 20 hits in Elton John: The Nation’s Favorite Song, the true story behind the rise of rock band Queen in Queen: How They Broke Free while Martin Luther King Jr.: One Man and His Dream is a timely and important look at the life and legacy of the world renowned civil rights leader as 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

“We’re excited to continue our commitment to showing our viewers insightful, relevant and powerful real stories about celebrities including a very fun look at superstar

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Charles Manson: The Final Words doc narrated by Rob Zombie

Charles Manson’s final interview is the subject of an all new documentary shedding new details on the notorious murderer, featuring narration by Rob Zombie.

If you ask me, the characters in The Devil’s Rejects have a very clear influence from Charles Manson and his “family”. Perhaps then it’s no surprise that the film’s director Rob Zombie has been chosen to narrate an all new documentary about Manson’s last words, Charles Manson: The Final Words. The news comes courtesy of Dread Central.

Apparently the film has already been shown on the REELZ channel, but is otherwise not available anywhere. That will change soon thanks to a new deal with Breakthrough Entertainment, which gives them worldwide distribution rights. What that means, to break it down for you, is that in the near future, this film should be readily available across the world.

From the article:

“The two-hour film narrated by musician Zombie

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Discovery Channel’s True Crime Series KILLING FIELDS Travels to Virginia for Season 3, Today

Discovery Channel's True Crime Series KILLING FIELDS Travels to Virginia for Season 3, Today

Across America, there are isolated places that appear untouched. In these desolate and sprawling areas – known as KILLING FIELDS – dozens of deaths remain mysteries, baffling anyone daring enough to investigate. On Thursday, January 4 at 9 PM ET/PT, Discovery will head to Isle of Wight County, Virginia to investigate a brutal cold case in the third season of the network’s hit true-crime series KILLING FIELDS.

KILLING FIELDS is co-executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Tom Fontana (“St. Elsewhere,” “Homicide: Life On The Street,” “Oz” and “The Philanthropist”) and Academy Award-winning film director Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “Diner,” “Bugsy,” “Wag the Dog” and “Good Morning, Vietnam”).

Isle of Wight is an isolated farmland community in Virginia – miles from nearly everything and everyone. But the quiet community was marked by

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How do we reconcile Charles Manson’s influence on Hollywood?

Like most hypocritical people, I have an intermittent fascination with the sensationalistic true crime-y network shows that evaporate after a brief epiphany of how wrong it is to be watching said shows. Personally, I love works that explore the darkness and depths of a warped psyche. Where would art be if it didn’t take its inspiration from the admirable and the despicable?

During one of many squirm-inducing scenes in Rob Zombie’s second film, The Devil’s Rejects, one of the psychotic protagonists, Otis Diftwood, has bested a pair of men trying to escape his clutches. With his makeshift weapon — a bulky tree branch — in hand, he stands over one of his victims, chiding the man’s religious beliefs. With his long gray hair whipping against his blood-drenched face, Diftwood slowly pulls his hair back and matter-of-factly states, “I am the devil and I am here to do the devil’s work,” before

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The Official Story: Capturing the Final Words of America’s Most Notorious Criminal

After a year of working on a documentary that investigates the original claims made about Charles Manson’s crimes, mind control, and the Helter Skelter narrative, director Buddy Day was confronted with the sudden death of his subject—none of other than the most famous convicted serial killer in America.

The piece, which attempts to present an alternative version of the events by giving voice to those often excluded from the conversation, instantly became the final document created during Manson’s life, thus it was re-titled: Charles Manson: The Final Words. Narrated by musician and horror filmmaker, Rob Zombie, Day’s reconstruction of the summer of ’69 and its aftermath raises provocative inquires about the case that put the notorious villain behind bars for his entire life. Ahead of its television debut on Reelz December 3, the true crime expert spoke with MovieMaker about his first conversation

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‘Murderabilia’ is a real thing and it’s creepy

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The MIPCOM 2017 Shopper’s Guide, part one

As the world’s producers and content creators prepare to descend upon the Croisette in Cannes for the 33rd annual MIPCOM market, running Oct. 16-19, realscreen presents its annual round-up of new non-fiction and unscripted titles heading to the French Riviera this weekend, and into next week.

For selections from our editorial team, check out our 2017 MIPCOM Picks. Keep an eye out for parts two and three coming later this week.

Argonon International 

France-bound buyers will be introduced to a diverse portfolio of content courtesy of the distribution arm of Argonon Group, fronted by new social history series featuring Michael Portillo.

Transparent Television’s 4 x 60-minute Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain, which has been pre-sold to SBS Australia, follows the historian as he investigates four of Britain’s most mysterious abandoned buildings.

Also available to buyers will be ambitious science cross-platform experiment series BBC Pandemic, which collects user data through an app, simulates the spread of

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‘Bobbi Kristina’: Will Nick Gordon Watch TV One True Story Movie? Was Bathtub Death Murder?

Will Bobbi Kristina’s ex Nick Gordon watch TV One’s Bobbi Kristina true-story movie based on her 2015 bathtub death? TV One will air a riveting dramatization about Bobbi Kristina Brown’s relationship with lover Nick Gordon and mother Whitney Houston. Details of Bobbi Kristina’s sad funeral and a re-enactment of how she really died will also be exposed in the movie. Father Bobby Brown tangled with TV One to stop Bobbi Kristina from airing on the network. However, a judge recently ruled against the star. His daughter’s tragic story shocked fans after she was discovered lying face down and unresponsive in her bathtub months before she died.


Bobbi Kristina, the TV One television movie, stars Joy Rovaris, Nadji Jeter, Vivica A. Fox, Demetria McKinney, and Hassan Johnson.

Bobbi Kristina introduces us to the girl you thought you knew and the woman you never got to see.


Bobbi Kristina Movie: An Eerie History Repeats Itself

Bobby Brown didn’t want the Bobbi Kristina

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Unscripted and Unprepared with Jonathan Koch

The latest episode of Jimmy Fox’s podcast, Unscripted and Unprepared, is now available via iTunes and Stitcher, and features Jonathan Koch, president and CCO of Encino-based Asylum Entertainment.

In a span of 30 hours, Jonathan Koch, the successful co-founder of the prodco behind Reelz Channel’s The Kennedys and Nat Geo’s Breakthrough went from the top of his game, to the precipice of death. In this special episode Jimmy, along with Matt Shanfield and Ben Bitoni of Asylum, relive Jonathan’s incredible story that all took place during one fateful trip to Realscreen Summit in Washington D.C.

Unscripted and Unprepared, produced by Jimmy Fox in partnership with realscreen, began in late June 2016, and has so far featured interviews with Thom Beers, Mark Itkin, Ben Silverman, Jane Latman, Heather Olander, David Eilenberg, and Vinnie Malhotra, among many others.

Fox’s production credits include the Emmy-winning CNN series

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Runaway Bride Jennifer Wilbanks: Where Is She Now?

Jennifer Wilbanks was scheduled to marry her then-fiancee, John Mason in April 2005. It was going to be a lavish event: There would be 28 members of the wedding party and more than 600 guests were invited.

But just days before the wedding, Wilbanks vanished without a trace, sparking a nationwide manhunt. Her distraught family made the rounds on the cable networks, pleading for her return and saying that she wasn’t the type of person to run off.

They were wrong.

Wilbanks, then 32, emerged three days later and claimed that she had been taken hostage by a Latino man and caucasian woman while she was out for a run. According to Wilbanks, the couple had driven her from Duluth, Georgi,a to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they had sexually assaulted her in a van.

She later recanted her story, admitting she’d actually fled Georgia on a bus because of “personal issues.” The wedding

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