True Crime

5 True Crime Podcasts You Need to Listen to Right Now

Ever since Serial premiered in 2014, the popularity of true crime podcasts has skyrocketed. The first season, which focused on the murder of Hae Minn Lee and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed, sparked countless knock-offs, has been parodied on SNL and Portlandia, and has even led to major developments in the real-life murder case. While the show has …

Real Life Halloween Horrors

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s easy to let your guard down in order to have a good time. Whether you’re going to a costume party or handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, one is never fully safe from the dangers of the world. While horror movies like John Carpenter’s Halloween have depicted terrifying scenarios that have occurred on Halloween, one need …

Remembering Horror Writer Lois Duncan And The Unsolved Murder Of Her Daughter

On June 15, 2016 the literary world lost a revolutionary voice of horror and suspense. The author of the tension-fueled I Know What You Did Last Summer, Lois Duncan, died at the age of 82. Duncan had penned classic mysteries for young readers like Killing Mr. Griffin and Stranger With My Face, before stopping in 1997 to pursue the cause most important to her: …

Ronald “The Candy Man” O’Bryan: The Man Who Killed Halloween

One of the biggest rules of Halloween is to always check your candy. Every year, parents would warn their children about the possibilities of receiving poisoned candy from a maniac with a vendetta. As a kid, one couldn’t help but imagine razorblades piercing into your gums and filling your mouth up with blood. You were convinced one of your neighbors …

The Bomb Collar Heist: The Shocking True Story Behind the Movie 30 MINUTES OR LESS

On August 28, 2003, pizza delivery man Brian Wells responded to an order at the end of his shift. Hours later, he would be surrounded by police, cross-legged on the pavement with a bomb wrapped around his neck. Within minutes of their arrival the bomb would detonate, blowing a hole clean through Wells’ chest on live television. Before his death, …

The Horrifying True Story Behind the Campfire Tale in CABIN FEVER

In Eli Roth’s CABIN FEVER there is a memorable campfire scene where the protagonist, Paul (played by Rider Strong), tells his friends about a gruesome murder at a bowling alley. The friends listen in horror as Paul describes how a disgruntled employee showed up at a place called Lenny Meade’s Brighton Bowl, tied up the people working there, and murdered …