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The Real Ted Bundy: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

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Ted Bundy

There is quite a buzz about Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, the soon to be released biopic about serial killer Ted Bundy starring Zac Efron. Oxygen has more information about the upcoming feature film. Will the movie do history justice? Without portraying the film in any sort of a negative light, it is hard to imagine how Ted Bundy’s unfathomable crimes would be accurately portrayed on screen without traumatizing the audience.

So, who was the real Ted Bundy? He remains one of the most depraved, savage and brutal serial killers and rapists of all time, whose campaign of animalistic violence gripped the country in a state of sheer terror between 1974 and 1978. Ted Bundy undoubtedly changed American society. He kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed over 30 young women, the majority of

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The Real Ted Bundy: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Ted Bundy

There is quite a buzz about Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile , the soon to be released biopic about serial killer Ted Bundy starring Zac Efron. Oxygen has more information about the upcoming feature film.

So, who was the real Ted Bundy? He remains one of the most depraved, savage and brutal serial killers and rapists of all time, whose campaign of animalistic violence gripped the country in a state of sheer terror between 1974 and 1978. Ted Bundy undoubtedly changed American society. He kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed over 30 young women, the majority of whom he ensnared by appealing to their good nature. Ted Bundy is one of the reasons why we no longer trust strangers.

Ted Bundy was a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He was young, handsome, smart,

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20 Fascinating Facts About Investigation Discovery

Pop quiz: In which Colorado city did Joe Kenda spend more than 20 years as a homicide detective? If you knew the answer was Colorado Springs, you must be an ID Addict. In 2008, Discovery Communications launched Investigation Discovery, the 24/7 true crime network that has had fans (Lady Gaga among them) glued to their television sets ever since.

In honor of the channel’s 10th anniversary, we did a little investigating of our own and uncovered 20 things you might not have known about Investigation Discovery.

1. IT BEGAN AS AN ANCIENT HISTORY NETWORK.

Investigation Discovery began its life in 1996 as Discovery Civilization, a network dedicated to showcasing content related to ancient history. In 2002, The New York Times purchased a 50 percent stake in the network with an eye toward shifting its focus to current events; in 2003, it relaunched as Times Discovery. But that

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7 Facts You Need To Know About The Menendez Brothers

Before there was O.J. Simpson, there was another “trial of the century.” It was the case of the Menendez Brothers, the subject of NBC’s “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” which premieres on NBC Tuesday at Sept. 26 at 10/9c and on Oxygen as an encore on Oct. 2 at 8/7c. 

In 1994, the nation watched as brothers Lyle and Erik were sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 1989 killing of their parents, Jose and Mary “Kitty.” The Menendez trial had it all: affluence, greed and murder. Here’s seven facts you should know about the Menendez Brothers.

Rags to Riches

The Menendez Brothers grew up in the lap of luxury from New Jersey and later, Beverly Hills. It was all possible because of their father Jose. A refuge from Cuba, he was the quintessential rags-to-riches tale, working his way

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7 Facts You Need To Know About The Menendez Brothers | Crime …

Before there was O.J. Simpson, there was another “trial of the century.” It was the case of the Menendez Brothers, the subject of NBC’s “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” which premieres on NBC Tuesday at Sept. 26 at 10/9c and on Oxygen as an encore on Oct. 2 at 8/7c. 

In 1994, the nation watched as brothers Lyle and Erik were sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 1989 killing of their parents, Jose and Mary “Kitty.” The Menendez trial had it all: affluence, greed and murder. Here’s seven facts you should know about the Menendez Brothers.

Rags to Riches

The Menendez Brothers grew up in the lap of luxury from New Jersey and later, Beverly Hills. It was all possible because of their father Jose. A refuge from Cuba, he was the quintessential rags-to-riches tale, working his way

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/7-facts-you-need-to-know-about-the-menendez-brothers

4 ‘Facts’ Movies Made You Believe About Famous Crime Mysteries That Are Completely False

Fictionalized versions of real-life crime stories often exaggerate or stylize true stories for the sake of drama, but sometimes, the true facts of a case get so distorted by moviemakers that it becomes difficult to tell truth from fiction.

We’re here to sort out some of the biggest things the movies got wrong about very real crimes.

1. Ed Gein never used a chainsaw.

The iconic horror film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” purports to be a depiction of real-life events, but the story of the movie greatly embellishes the actual crimes of serial killer Ed Gein.

While it is true Gein cannibalized his victims and preserved their body parts as keepsakes, pretty much everything else in the film is totally made up: even the eponymous detail of the chainsaw.

2. Zodiac’s infamous phone call went much differently in real life.

In Fincher’s “Zodiac” film, a person who claims to be the mysterious serial killer calls into

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The 10 Most Disturbing Facts From The Toy Box Killer Case

In the toy box killer case, David Parker Ray and his girlfriend Cindy Lea Hendy kidnapped, raped, and tortured multiple women in a trailer fitted out like a horror sex dungeon. That trailer was known as David’s “toy box” and it would turn out he’d been horrifically torturing women long before he met Cindy. This week’s Martinis  Murder podcast is focused on David Parker Ray. 

Police believe he could also be responsible for the murders of countless women, however, no bodies have ever been found to connect David with the women who disappeared after experiencing his toy box. The facts below come with a warning of disturbing sexual violence, as one police officer went so far as to call David “the bogeyman.” Here are the ten most disturbing facts from the toy box killer case.

1. Cindy herself was allegedly abused as a child

Before becoming David’s kidnapping torture “assistant,” Cindy endured a

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Documentary Activism In The Age Of Alternative Facts – Fast Company

Best Practices for Making a Documentary

Before putting anything on camera, an aspiring documentarian should first make sure people are willing stand in front of it.

“Access is the key. That’s first,” Berlinger says. “You can’t take no for an answer, but you have to find that balance of not being pushy or intrusive. Don’t try to oversell or undersell yourself. Just be yourself. Because if you have to remember what you said, you might be in trouble. I often offer to come out if the subject or their attorney will give me five minutes of their time, and there have been times when I’ve been turned down over the phone but then it’s the personal connection that comes with a face-to-face that ends up getting some access.”

Next is research. After nailing down access, the focus should be on reading and immersing yourself in the details of the case: research, transcripts, case files, everything you can find. Look for the parts

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Douglas Preston’s ‘The Lost City of the Monkey God’ full of intriguing facts

“The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story,” by Douglas Preston (Grand Central Publishing)

To pigeonhole Douglas Preston a true-crime author is a gross understatement of his skills as a writer. Yes, his many best-sellers with Lincoln Child are fun, suspenseful romps chronicling the adventures of an FBI agent. But he’s also an extremely capable investigator who, along with Italian journalist Mario Spezi wrote 2008’s fabulous “The Monster of Florence: A True Story,” a spellbinding work of nonfiction about a series of grisly murders in Tuscany.

This time, the subject matter is equally compelling — an ancient and sacred city in Honduras known as the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. For generations, indigenous people passed along stories of ancestors who fled there to escape Spanish invaders and that anyone who enters would get sick

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