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Village of the Damned: Mysterious Tragedies Come to a Small Town in Investigation Discovery Series

“Legend has it that the quiet, picturesque village of Dryden, N.Y., inspired Frank Capra’s vision of Bedford Falls in It’s a Wonderful Life. But contrary to that image, Dryden became the setting for a strange string of tragedies and murders between 1989 and 1999 that left residents wondering why death stalked their beloved town. To them it was a tragic coincidence, but outsiders gossiped about a curse, labeling Dryden as a real-life “Village of the Damned.” Residents have maintained a code of silence… until now.

Nearly two decades after Dryden’s dark years ended, America’s leading true-crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID), brings the mystery to life in a serialized format that features the town itself as the central character, as well as a Greek chorus of residents that lived through this tragic time. Each episode pries open one chapter from that era, starting with the cold-blooded execution of an entire family, followed

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ID Lifts the Veil on Mysterious Tragedies in Small Town in New Series VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED

ID Lifts the Veil on Mysterious Tragedies in Small Town in New Series VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED

Legend has it that the quiet, picturesque village of Dryden, N.Y., inspired Frank Capra’s vision of Bedford Falls in It’s a Wonderful Life. But contrary to that image, Dryden became the setting for a strange string of tragedies and murders between 1989 and 1999 that left residents wondering why death stalked their beloved town. To them it was a tragic coincidence, but OUTSIDERS gossiped about a curse, labeling Dryden as a real-life “Village of the Damned.” Residents have maintained a code of silence… until now.

Nearly two decades after Dryden’s dark years ended, America’s leading true-crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID), brings the mystery to life in a serialized format that features the town itself as the central character, as well as a Greek chorus of residents that lived through this

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/ID-Lifts-the-Veil-on-Mysterious-Tragedies-in-Small-Town-in-New-Series-VILLAGE-OF-THE-DAMNED-20171108

ID Lifts the Veil on Mysterious Tragedies in Small Town in New …

ID Lifts the Veil on Mysterious Tragedies in Small Town in New Series VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED

Legend has it that the quiet, picturesque village of Dryden, N.Y., inspired Frank Capra’s vision of Bedford Falls in It’s a Wonderful Life. But contrary to that image, Dryden became the setting for a strange string of tragedies and murders between 1989 and 1999 that left residents wondering why death stalked their beloved town. To them it was a tragic coincidence, but OUTSIDERS gossiped about a curse, labeling Dryden as a real-life “Village of the Damned.” Residents have maintained a code of silence… until now.

Nearly two decades after Dryden’s dark years ended, America’s leading true-crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID), brings the mystery to life in a serialized format that features the town itself as the central character, as well as a Greek chorus of residents that lived through this

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/ID-Lifts-the-Veil-on-Mysterious-Tragedies-in-Small-Town-in-New-Series-VILLAGE-OF-THE-DAMNED-20171108

Mindhunter: Who is the Mysterious Killer Glimpsed Throughout the Series?

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

This article contains spoilers for the first season of Mindhunter, and Zodiac.

It’s as though director and executive producer David Fincher posed us a very simple question: “what do you want?” And we replied “10 hours of Zodiac, please.” To which, in his wisdom, he cheerfully responded “say no more fam.”

Yes, ’70s-set binge-fodder Mindhunter arrived on Netflix this past Friday and ended up monopolizing our entire weekend – we tore through all 10 episodes of the relentlessly creepy (and unexpectedly funny) FBI drama, based on the legendary book Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.

After the final credits rolled, we were left with a few tantalizing threads still dangling. What happened to that cat? Has Holden finally opened an emotional floodgate within himself that he’ll struggle to shut? What happened to that cat?

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/mindhunter/268297/mindhunter-who-is-the-mysterious-killer-glimpsed-throughout-the-series

Mindhunter: who is the mysterious killer glimpsed throughout the series?

This article contains spoilers for the first season of Mindhunter, and Zodiac.

It’s as though director and executive producer David Fincher posed us a very simple question: “what do you want?” And we replied “10 hours of Zodiac, please.” To which, in his wisdom, he cheerfully responded “say no more fam.”

Yes, 70s-set binge-fodder Mindhunter arrived on Netflix this past Friday and ended up monopolising our entire weekend – bums were not leaving sofas until we’d chained all 10 episodes of the relentlessly creepy (and unexpectedly funny) FBI drama, based on the legendary book Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.

After the final credits rolled, we were left with a few tantalising threads still dangling. What happened to that cat? Has Holden finally opened an emotional floodgate within himself that he’ll struggle to shut? What happened to that cat? What penalties or punishment

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/mindhunter/52636/mindhunter-who-is-the-mysterious-killer-glimpsed-throughout-the-series

Behind a New Investigation of a Mass. College Student’s Mysterious 2004 Disappearance

Investigative journalist Maggie Freleng, an ardent true crime fan, has found herself in the middle of a true crime story of her own — gripped by a simple, seemingly unanswerable question: What happened to Maura Murray?

Murray, like Freleng, attended the University of Massachusetts, though years apart. Murray disappeared without a trace while she was still a student, when she packed up her things at the Amherst campus and drove north to New Hampshire.

Much remains unclear about what happened after Murray left school, though it appears she vanished near a snowbank in New Hampshire where her car crashed on Feb. 9, 2004.

In the intervening years, the mystery of her going missing has spread throughout the Internet, inspiring intense rumor and conspiracy, as well as fact-based reporting from reporters.

Freleng, one such example of the latter, spent months in the area digging into the case and the theories around it. (She first

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/maura-murray-disappearance-tv-show-preview/

The Mysterious Case of the Glut in True-Crime TV

The crime rate in the United States remains considerably lower than it was a few decades ago, but not on your television. True-crime programs are seemingly everywhere these days, with early June bringing yet another new batch. As with zombie stories and scripted police procedurals, it seems as if this genre has no saturation point.

On Friday HLN, a channel in the CNN family, began “Beyond Reasonable Doubt,” a show that focuses on cases in which forensic science provided a breakthrough. On Monday TV One adds “#Murder,” featuring cases involving social media, to its “True Crime Monday” lineup. The longtime leader in the true-crime field, Investigation Discovery, goes to Las Vegas for “Sin City Justice,” which begins Thursday and promises a real-time format to tell crime stories “with unprecedented access and unfiltered emotions.”

These and other newcomers are adding to what already seems like a glut. The basic-cable band is full of

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See the First Trailer and Learn the Backstory on Netflix’s Mysterious New True Crime Series

Ryan White says much of his new Netflix true crime docuseries, The Keepers, is about “family secrets” — so it’s fitting he came to the project because of a family connection of his own.

PEOPLE is exclusively premiering The Keepers‘ first trailer, ahead of its May 19 premiere, and spoke to White, the director, in his first interview about the show.

“This one fell in my lap,” he says, explaining that his mom is from a large Catholic family in Baltimore, and his aunt’s favorite teacher at her Catholic high school was a 26-year-old nun named Sister Catherine “Cathy” Cesnik, who taught her English in the 10th grade.

Cesnik vanished in 1969. Her body was found two months later — but her death was never solved.

“That alone was devastating for my aunt and kind of shaped the trajectory of her life,” White says. “It was a story I had never

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/the-keepers-netflix-series-trailer/

Netflix Spotlights a Young Nun’s Mysterious Cold-Case Killing in New True Crime Docuseries

Sister Catherine “Cathy” Cesnik, a 26-year-old nun and teacher in Baltimore, vanished in 1969. Her body was found about two months later, but her death has never been solved.

How did she die? And why?

Cesnik’s story is now getting the Netflix true crime treatment, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal.

Following Making a Murderer and a documentary on the Amanda Knox case, the streaming service is releasing The Keepers, a Netflix original seven-part docuseries examining Cesnik’s life, the lives of the many people she touched and the broader web of hidden stories and lies in Baltimore that may be connected to her death.

Sister Catherine “Cathy” Cesnik in an undated photo.
Source: Justice for Catherine Cesnik and Joyce Malecki Facebook Group

PEOPLE is debuting the teaser poster for the series, which Netflix described as “about the unsolved

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/sister-cathy-cesnik-murder-netflix-documentary/