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"Insomniac" Series Will Keep You Up at Night

“Insomniac” Series Will Keep You Up at Night

Tenderfoot TV is bringing Insomniac to series, and the subject matter of the show is a tough one to grapple with. The series will explore the lives and predatory habits of lesser-known serial killers throughout history, but there is a bit of a twist to the show, too. Insomniac host Scott Benjamin will also explore […]


Struberville: Consequences of Isolation Bruce Schuler

Struberville: Consequences of Isolation, a Haunting, Sorrowful True Crime Story [Book Review]

Struberville: Consequences of Isolation is Monte Dwyer’s Independent Publishers Book Award-winning novel about the true-crime murder of Bruce Schuler. Bruce went hunting for gold in the Australian outback with his friends, expecting a weekend of prospecting and enjoying the company of his friends. While they returned home with tales of terror… he never did, unwillingly […]

Original Night Stalker I'll be gone in the dark, hardcover, by Michelle McNamara

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

I’ll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara is a haunting look at a long-unsolved string of rapes and murders perpetrated by the Original Night Stalker that terrified California residents in the ’70s and ’80s.  I sit, wrapped in blankets, listening to a soothing, clear, NPR-style voice telling horrible stories — stories that are made […]

Blumhouse Sets ‘No One Saw a Thing’ Doc Series at SundanceTV

A murder takes place in front of five dozen witnesses — seems pretty much a slam dunk case, right? Yet over 30 years later, the case remains unsolved because apparently No One Saw a Thing: also the title of Blumhouse Television’s six-episode true crime documentary series for SundanceTV. Israeli documentarian Avi Belkin (Winding) will direct the project and […]

Mindhunter TPB Cover 2017

Reviewing Mindhunter: The Book Behind the Netflix Series

Mindhunter by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker is the inspiration for Netflix’s Mindhunter series, The Silence of the Lambs, and many true crime-based films and TV shows. It provides a window into the life of an FBI agent, and how John Douglas became the FBI agent he was, focusing on his neonate days within the agency in the […]

Daredevil #597 cover by Dan Mora and Romulo Fajardo

Daredevil #597 Review: The Fisk Administration

Mayor Wilson Fisk makes a very big showing of appointing Matt Murdock, who has ardently and publicly opposed Fisk in the past, as Deputy Mayor of New York City. Foggy Nelson is baffled to find his close friend in this position, especially given the many clashes between Daredevil and the Kingpin in the past. Plus, […]

Versace Family Condemns Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story

With a little more than a week to go before the series premiere, the family of late fashion designer Gianni Versace are making it clear that they are not fans of FX‘s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Set to bow on January 17th, the family is launching a five-alarm public relations assault against what […]

USA to Debut Tupac/Biggie Series ‘Unsolved’ at Sundance Film Festival

USA Network is treating attendees at next month’s Sundance Film Festival to a special preview of their new true-crime anthology series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Though not set to premiere until February 27, 2018, Deadline: Hollywood is reporting exclusively that the network will present clips and a panel during the Park City, […]

Crimetown: FX Adapting True Crime Podcast To Series

Hollywood’s current love affair with podcast adaptations is starting to look like they’ve dived into the group mind-think that if something works well once, then it’ll work even better if you do it a thousand times. With that said, the tidal wave continued on Wednesday with FX‘s announcement that it would be developing popular podcast […]

American Crime Story Season 2: FX Releases Official Versace Trailer

FX used last night’s season finale of Ryan Murphy‘s American Horror Story: Cult to debut the official trailer for the second season story arc of American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Set to premiere in January 2018, the new trailer highlights the scope of the series beyond the actual murder. Detailing events that […]

American Crime Story: Versace Teases Penelope Cruz’s Donatella

FX‘s promotional roll-out for Ryan Murphy‘s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace continues ahead of its January 2018 premiere with two additional teasers: “Reflection” and “Stitch.” In “Reflection,” we get our first glimpse of the the family dynamic between Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) and his sister Donatella Versace (Penelope Cruz); while with “Stitch,” we […]

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American Crime Story: Versace Teaser Highlights Ricky Martin’s Role

FX continues its run of teasers ahead of January’s premiere of Ryan Murphy‘s The Assassination of Gianni Versace. With a premiere directed by Murphy and written by Tom Rob Smith, the second season of American Crime Story has started showcasing the individuals involved in the case. This one highlights Ricky Martin’s role as Versace’s long-time lover Antonio D’Amico. D’Amico was present at […]

American Crime Story Season 2: FX Releases ‘Versace’ Premiere Date

After weeks of teaser trailers promoting the second season of American Crime Story, FX released the premiere date for Ryan Murphy‘s The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Set to bow on Wednesday, January 17, the ten-episode season begins with a premiere directed by Murphy and written by Tom Rob Smith. The season premiere was announced through a […]

Podcasts ‘Sword And Scale’ And ‘Up And Vanished’ Set For Series

Following up on the critical success of their series adaptation of Aaron Mahnke‘s real-life horror podcast Lore, Ben Silverman’s Propagate is looking to bring two more podcasts to series television: Sword and Scale and Up and Vanished.  No television or streaming partners have been announced just yet; though Up and Vanished is expected to be marketed to streaming […]

‘Murder’: ‘It’ Producer Dan Lin Gets Pilot Order From CBS For Remake

Maybe it’s true that crime doesn’t pay, but it definitely seems like true crime does pay, with the success of docu-series and podcasts like Making a Murderer, The Keepers and Serial. CBS is hoping to cash in on that wave of budding homicide detectives with a pilot order for a remake of the BBC Two […]

A Lucky Luciano Crime Comic Coming From Christian Cipollini And Seth Ferranti

True Crime author and organized crime historian Christian Cipollini is creating a new comic series called Gangster. With former LSD kingpin turned crime writer Seth Ferranti, Gangster brings the shadowy history of America’s most prolific mobsters into a colorful new realm. To be published in the new year, the debut issue of Gangster begins by taking readers into […]

There Are Now Not One But Two Treasury Of Victorian Murder Compendiums

I recently learned that NBM have recently released a second Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium, having been unaware that there had been a first Treasury. I was, in hindsight, annoyed by my ignorance because I belong to the substantial throng of comics readers who can’t seem to get enough of Victorian murder in sequential narrative. […]