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Category Archives: serial killers

True Crime Corner: Lizzie Borden

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Did you know that this year marks the 125th anniversary of the slayings of Abby and Andrew Borden, killed in their Fall River, Massachusetts home? Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother, but some people question her innocence all these years later, and have their own theories on what happened. Since I recently visited the scene of the crime (now a bed and breakfast), I thought I would write this edition of True Crime Corner (at least part of it anyway) from there. And if you’ve never been there, go visit, I recommend it!

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How Do We Get Ahead Of Crazy? David Fincher’s ‘Mindhunter’ Trailer

“How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?”

Fans of crime procedurals and David Fincher have much cause to celebrate. The director of such ground-breaking movies as Se7en and Zodiac is bringing his talents to the small(er) screen — Netflix — on October 13 with Mindhunter.

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True Crime Corner: Jonestown

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Sometimes things happen which both fascinate and terrify. While I heard about the horror that took place at Jonestown, it wasn’t until I listened to the heart wrenching audio recording of the tragedy did I really look into the events of November 18, 1978. In this edition of True Crime Corner – what befell the congregants of the Peoples Temple, led by the charismatic pastor Jim Jones?

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True Crime Corner: Andrew Cunanan

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He may be most known for killing a celebrity designer in the fashion world. However, before he murdered this man, he is suspected of traveling from coast to coast, ending the lives of four men along the way and devastating their families. In this edition of True Crime Corner, who was Andrew Cunanan?

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True Crime Corner: David Berkowitz

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When people get called out for doing something that they shouldn’t be doing, sometimes they use the excuse that the devil made them do it. However, one New York serial killer claimed that a dog had something to do with his criminal actions. This week on True Crime Corner, who was the Son of Sam?

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True Crime Corner: Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris

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What do you get when two convicts, with one heinous plan, join forces when they are released from prison? You get The Toolbox Killers, on this edition of True Crime Corner, two men who terrorized teenage girls in California for a few months in 1979.

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True Crime Corner: The Lonely Hearts Killers

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As long as people have been looking for love, there have been unscrupulous people willing to take advantage of them. The 1940s saw a couple prey on such vulnerable individuals, beginning in 1947. In this edition of True Crime Corner, who were the Lonely Hearts Killers?

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True Crime Corner: Arthur Shawcross

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The areas near rivers are sometimes used as body dumps for serial killers. While Gary Ridgway favored locations around the Green River, another man frequented New York’s Genesee River, becoming known as The Genesee River Killer. Today on True Crime Corner, who was Arthur Shawcross?

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True Crime Corner: Leonard Lake and Charles Ng

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The last True Crime Corner featured the killing cousins who perpetrated The Hillside Strangler murders. In this edition, I’ll introduce you to another dangerous duo, Leonard Lake and Charles Ng.

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Now Streaming On Shudder: Peeping Tom

It seems unbelievable that a masterpiece like Peeping Tom seriously derailed Michael Powell’s career, but that is just what happened. Peeping Tom was a departure for the director, known for his collaborations with Emeric Pressburger (Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes) over the course of three decades. Thankfully, thanks to critics like Raymond Durgnant and filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, there was a backlash to the backlash, and Peeping Tom is now considered not only a classic of British cinema, but also of the often-derided slasher subgenre in horror.
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