This winter feels colder and darker than ever, with many of us on some version of lockdown and unable to celebrate the holidays and the new year in-person with friends and family. We know you’ll likely spend a little extra time chilling at home alone this season, and we’ve got your watch list covered! From recent true crime docs you might have missed, to offbeat and spooky holiday classics — read on for our favorites.
Four months after her daughter Daisy Coleman took her own life, Melinda Coleman died of apparent suicide on Sunday night. Melinda’s husband died in 2007 and her youngest son, Tristan, died in 2018 — both in car crashes. On August 4, Melinda lost Daisy to suicide.
Although the concept of time is feeling more abstract than usual (thanks a lot, Covid-19), the season of gift giving is fast approaching and your true crime pals deserve the best trinkets that Etsy can provide! But what if your friends are a unique bunch with very particular tastes? Have no fear, this gift guide is sure to satisfy each and every one of the true crime lovers in your life.
Have you seen them all?
Moira Jones was abducted yards from her home in Glasgow and forced into a nearby park, where she was raped and murdered.
As her family struggled to come to terms with their loss and the brutal nature of her death, her mother, Bea, started to write a diary.
One of the subjects of a Netflix documentary that took a look at the impact and trauma of sexual assault has died by suicide at age 23. Daisy Coleman, who was a main subject of the documentary “Audrie & Daisy,” was found dead after police performed a welfare check at her home, Coleman’s mother said on Facebook.
One of the subjects of a Netflix documentary that took a look at the impact and trauma of sexual assault has died by suicide at age 23.
A new documentary about Rep. John Lewis traces the life of the legendary civil rights activist and congressman through interviews and rare archival footage.
Trial by Media is the latest series to bolster Netflix’s scorching hot array of true crime dramas. The docu-series – executive-produced by George Clooney – will look at some of the biggest trials in the US and the role of the media in turning the legal system into a form of entertainment. Here’s everything you need to know about the new true-crime documentary.
The truth can be stranger than fiction.
True crime shines a spotlight on the darker side of the human condition – and viewers just can’t get enough of it. Attempting to crack the code of a case in hopes of justice finally being served can be thrilling for many, especially for those seeking their next binge-watching fix. Amazon Prime and Netflix have plenty of options, but Hulu also offers several noteworthy picks just waiting for you to stream right now.
Alexis Martin was recently profiled by reality star Kim Kardashian West in a documentary that aired earlier this month.
The nine-episode docuseries from Alex Gibney, Liz Garbus, and Roger Ross Williams explores The Innocence Project—an organization that frees the wrongfully convicted.
What’s your favorite documentary scene?
Bob Ruff is hopeful that one of the biggest mysteries to rock Arkansas will finally be solved.
The former fire chief, arson investigator and host of the “Truth and Justice” podcast is launching a docu-series titled “The Forgotten West Memphis Three” on Oxygen, which reexamines the 1993 murders of three 8-year-old boys: Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers.
Investigators theorized the bodies of Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore had been mutilated in a Satanic ritual, but could they have been torn apart by animals?
There’s no way those documentaries are giving me creepy dreams right?
Remember to clean your room! It really helps brighten your mood!
I get so jumpy!
In the tense new trailer for FX’s first true crime docuseries, a man becomes convinced that his father is the Zodiac Killer, the unidentified serial killer who terrorized California in the late Sixties and early Seventies.
“The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” is one of the upcoming additions to Netflix’s true crime roster, and it looks like quite an unsettling one.
Patty Eakes was stunned when she first came face to face with the Green River Killer.
Just about everyone was hooked to Abducted in Plain Sight when it dropped on Netflix last year – and now, a podcast spin-off is set to launch.
The true-crime podcast, Obsessed with: Abducted in Plain Sight will drop next month and is set to delve deeper into the kidnappings with never-before-seen audio and a host of new interviews.
According to Deadline the podcast will be hosted by the documentary’s director, Skye Borgman and will be the first podcast from the Obsessed Network by Patrick Hinds.
We sat down with filmmaker Celene Beth Calderon to talk about her upcoming documentary, Theodore. You may recognize Celeste and her film project from Episode 113 of My Favorite Murder, Live in Salt Lake City! There has been a recent reprisal in interest in the life of Ted Bundy, but Beth’s documentary will take a different approach by focusing on the victims and survivors, families, and communities impacted by one man’s actions.
If the lineup of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, held earlier this winter in Park City, Utah, is any indication, true crime is hotter than ever.
What Happened To Jerome Jacobson, Mastermind Of The McDonald’s Monopoly Fraud?
Many of the facts recounted in the HBO docu-series “McMillion$” may seem unbelievable to the uninitiated. But truth is often stranger than fiction – especially in the million-dollar fraud case centered around the rigging of a McDonald’s promotion.
2019 has been an avalanche of Bundy content. But Amazon is creating one more docuseries, Falling for a Killer, which hopes to be the very last one. Here’s what you need to know about it.
It has to be one of my favorite cases! What about you?
If you’re a true crime aficionado, Into the Deep—a new Netflix documentary about Peter Madsen, the Danish inventor who murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall that premiered at Sundance Film Festival—is going to be your next morbidly fascinating obsession.
Can’t wait to watch Into The Deep soon!
Netflix gives us an unbelievable amount of content right at our fingertips. There’s really something for everyone. And for some, that “something” is delving into a revolting true crime story. If there’s one genre Netflix has in spades, it’s crime documentaries. They can’t churn out enough of it.
And what’s not to love? While it can be nice to lose yourself in a fantasy world for a few hours, other times you need a cold splash of reality. There are some really stellar feature-length crime documentaries on Netflix, but this list focuses on titles that include multiple episodes. From intriguing to shocking to downright disturbing, there’s a wide range of true crime content on Netflix that’s ripe for binging. Here are Netflix’s ten best true crime documentary series. Just a suggestion: You might wanna leave the lights on when watching.
Murder is bad, but the business of murder has never been better. The category of true crime, once limited to the occasional documentary collecting dust on a video store shelf, is now a billion-dollar industry. True crime podcasts are played during our daily commute, the ID Network recounts every grisly detail of past murders around the clock, and true crime limited series are now required viewing to keep up with water-cooler conversation.
While there is a somewhat unsettling quality to the popularity of the genre — not entirely unsurprising in a society that enthusiastically slows down to get a good look at a car wreck — there are some positives to these true crime narratives. At their best, true crime documentaries can provide a voice to the voiceless, tell a story of a great injustice and, once in a while, better the lives of victims.
Here’s a compiled list of some of the best true crime documentaries.
A forthcoming documentary suggests a Hobart woman who’s serving a life sentence in prison for her role in two killings may have been a serial killer who also fed the remains of her dismembered lover to neighbors at a barbecue in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Sonny Liston was found dead of a heroin overdose at his Las Vegas home in 1970. ‘Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston,’ a new Showtime documentary, reexamines both his life and death.
The ABC has apologised for a blunder which saw the names and faces of abuse victims identified in a preview for an upcoming documentary about the Me Too movement without their consent.
A documentary revealing the five mistakes which lead to Soham murderer Ian Huntley’s conviction is being aired tonight.