Category Archives: True Crime Documentary

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, 11/18

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, 11/18

SundanceTV today released the first full-length trailer for their true crime documentary series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, which will premiere as a two-night event on Saturday, November 18th at 9/8c. The docu-series – produced and directed by Joe Berlinger – focuses on the brutal murder of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959, the resulting investigation, convictions and executions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book, In Cold Blood.

SundanceTV’s “True Crime Weekend” marathon will feature the film version of Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, starring Robert Blake and Scott Wilson. The film, directed by Richard Brooks, garnered four Academy Award nominations and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Other movies that will air during this marathon include Murder in the First, Infamous,

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Sundance-TV-Premieres-True-Crime-Docu-Series-COLD-BLOODED-THE-CLUTTER-FAMILY-MURDERS-1118-20171023

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED …

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, 11/18

SundanceTV today released the first full-length trailer for their true crime documentary series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, which will premiere as a two-night event on Saturday, November 18th at 9/8c. The docu-series – produced and directed by Joe Berlinger – focuses on the brutal murder of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959, the resulting investigation, convictions and executions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book, In Cold Blood.

SundanceTV’s “True Crime Weekend” marathon will feature the film version of Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, starring Robert Blake and Scott Wilson. The film, directed by Richard Brooks, garnered four Academy Award nominations and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Other movies that will air during this marathon include Murder in the First, Infamous,

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Sundance-TV-Premieres-True-Crime-Docu-Series-COLD-BLOODED-THE-CLUTTER-FAMILY-MURDERS-1118-20171023

The Keepers – a must see Netflix Original documentary on coming forward and seeking the truth

By Sara M. McDonald

“The Keepers” is a must-see Netflix original true-crime documentary which exposes a long history of sexual and emotional abuse in the 1960s at the hands of an ordained priest.

Unlike the ever popular “Making a Murder,” another true-crime Netflix favorite,The Keepers seeks to give a voice to the victims and not to the criminal.

For the subject matter, this is usually the opposite way to handle the situation. Sexual and emotional abuse is so commonly thought of as a taboo subject that Hollywood tries to avoid it altogether. In an intriguing move, Netflix dared to tackle it.

“The Keepers” is a seven-part series that follows the struggles of former students now in their sixties who are seeking justice for the wrongdoing they have endured. Sister Cathy Cesnick, the series’ primary focus, was a young nun who disappeared while running errands in November 1969. The following year her

Read more at: http://crowsneststpete.com/2017/10/23/the-keepers-a-must-see-netflix-original-documentary-on-coming-forward-and-seeking-the-truth/

The 20 Best Documentaries on Hulu

Editor’s Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back every month to find your next documentary obsession on Hulu.

Updated for November 2017

Here’s a fun fact for you: The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t the only documentary on Hulu.

Reality is always ready to take some weird twists and turns. Hulu is here to help you keep up with it. The documentary options on Hulu range from sports to true crime to sports and true crime to…chickens. Yes, chickens. Here is our list of the best documentaries on Hulu. Because sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. 

Cropsey

Cropsey is primarily concerned with monsters. There are the imaginary monsters like “Cropsey,” which is a boogeyman-like figure native to New York City. Then there are the real monsters. Like a man who would harm children. Cropsey is a documentary that begins

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/culture/hulu/266314/the-20-best-documentaries-on-hulu

The 20 Best Documentaries on Hulu | Den of Geek

Editor’s Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back every month to find your next documentary obsession on Hulu.

Updated for November 2017

Here’s a fun fact for you: The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t the only documentary on Hulu.

Reality is always ready to take some weird twists and turns. Hulu is here to help you keep up with it. The documentary options on Hulu range from sports to true crime to sports and true crime to…chickens. Yes, chickens. Here is our list of the best documentaries on Hulu. Because sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. 

Cropsey

Cropsey is primarily concerned with monsters. There are the imaginary monsters like “Cropsey,” which is a boogeyman-like figure native to New York City. Then there are the real monsters. Like a man who would harm children. Cropsey is a documentary that begins

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/culture/hulu/266314/the-20-best-documentaries-on-hulu

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ and ‘The Eleven’

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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

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Ben Glass/Warner Bros. Pictures

Watch Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in their first movie together. And a true-crime documentary comes to AE.

What’s on TV

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (2011) 8 p.m. on VH1. There are lots of reasons

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/arts/television/whats-on-tv-thursday-crazy-stupid-love-and-the-eleven.html

These Shocking New True Crime Docs Will Make You Never Sleep Again

Big blockbusters have nothing on the season’s upcoming documentaries, especially those focusing on the darker aspects of humanity.  “True crime” has captured the imagination of the nation — when a genre gets its own series spoof, you know it’s hit the big time. The old adage “truth is stranger than fiction” clearly resonates deeply with all of us, and each new true crime documentary on the list below follows an absolutely horrifying, completely engrossing real story.

We usually think “murder” when it comes to true crime, but this batch of films shows there’s a lot more to the genre than just that. These movies cover a wide range of crimes you wouldn’t normally think of as immediately compelling, such as the moral struggle and legal balance between poaching exotic animals and big-game farming, athletic doping, and government cover-ups. These subjects are just as fascinating (and in

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/these-shocking-new-true-crime-docs-will-make-you-never-sleep-again-2913503

True-crime parody ‘American Vandal’ provides powerful correlations to actual criminal cases

Dylan Maxwell

“American Vandal” suspect Dylan Maxwell. Netflix.

I had my reservations about Netflix’s original true-crime-documentary parody series American Vandal from the beginning. Did I laugh out loud the first time I watched the promo? Sure. But I thought it had to be nothing more than a one-off skit for some internet comedy provider such as Funny or Die and the like.

However, some of my colleagues brought it up around the water cooler; they were pretty insistent that I watch. One lazy weekend, my wife and I

Read more at: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/true_crime_parody_american_vandal_provides_powerful_correlations_to_actual

True-crime parody ‘American Vandal’ provides powerful correlations …

Dylan Maxwell

“American Vandal” suspect Dylan Maxwell. Netflix.

I had my reservations about Netflix’s original true-crime-documentary parody series American Vandal from the beginning. Did I laugh out loud the first time I watched the promo? Sure. But I thought it had to be nothing more than a one-off skit for some internet comedy provider such as Funny or Die and the like.

However, some of my colleagues brought it up around the water cooler; they were pretty insistent that I watch. One lazy weekend, my wife and I

Read more at: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/true_crime_parody_american_vandal_provides_powerful_correlations_to_actual

American Vandal and our growing obsession with the mockumentary

Its Stonehenge may only have been 18in tall but This is Spinal Tap is monumental, casting a long, none-more-black shadow over the mockumentary form. More than three decades on, it remains a masterful study of self-deluded blowhards convinced of their inherent majesty. But by also skewering the pit-stop road rhythms of the rockumentary, the movie’s meta was as heavy as its metal. It acknowledged the parasitical nature of its chosen genre because for your mockumentary to really sing, it helps to spoof something that has already accrued plenty of recognisable signifiers, familiar elements to play up to or against.

The unexpected but apparently unstoppable explosion in long-form true crime investigations – from the rough-justice podcast Serial to HBO’s killer nailbiter The Jinx – has pulled the genre up from its lurid roots and popularised a loftier, more austere tone. Where once true crime

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/oct/17/american-vandal-and-our-growing-obsession-with-the-mockumentary