Big crimes, small screen; true crime television series and TV documentaries that recreate and reexamine some of the mystifying and grisliest cases in history.
The disturbing story of the disappearance of Maura Murray
On the evening of February 9th, 2004, 21-year-old Maura Murray was driving on Route 112 in Haverhill, New Hampshire. She was on her way to a job interview at a restaurant in Bartlett, but she never made it there. She vanished without a trace, and her car was found abandoned in a ditch. Investigators have followed up on many leads over the years, but no one has ever been able to find Maura or determine what happened to her.
The puzzling case of the death of Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood was an actress who starred in iconic films like "Rebel Without a Cause" and "West Side Story." She was married to actor Robert Wagner, and the two had a turbulent relationship. Wood's death in 1981 was a shocking event that raised many questions. Let's explore the details of her death and the subsequent investigations.
The disturbing story of John Wayne Gacy, the "Killer Clown"
John Wayne Gacy was a serial killer who lived in Chicago in the 1970s. He was convicted of 33 murders and given the death penalty. His crimes shocked the nation, and they also sparked a debate about mental health and the criminal justice system.
The disturbing story of the Atlanta child murders
A number of children and young adults were killed in the Atlanta area. These murders, which became known as the Atlanta child murders, shocked the nation and sparked a massive manhunt. The killings began in July 1979, and over the next two years, more than 20 people were killed. The victims were predominantly young, African American boys, and many were from low-income neighborhoods.
The mysterious case of the death of Kurt Cobain
In the spring of 1994, Kurt Cobain was struggling with a heroin addiction and had recently undergone treatment at a rehab facility.
The sinister saga of Ted Bundy, one of the most infamous serial killers in history
"Theodore "Ted" Bundy was born in 1946, and he lived a relatively normal childhood. However, as he grew older, his behavior began to change. He became withdrawn and he started to have disturbing thoughts and fantasies.
Cracking the Code
Deep beneath the bustling city of Antwerp, nestled within the renowned Diamond District, lies an extraordinary vault, touted as one of the most impregnable fortresses on Earth. Guarded by a sophisticated array of ten high-tech security systems and housed within a building boasting its own private police force, it was widely considered the ultimate sanctuary for safeguarding valuable assets. However, the illusion of invincibility was shattered on the morning of February 17, 2003, at precisely 7:00 a.m. when employees of the Diamond Center arrived to a shocking scene. The supposedly impenetrable safe stood wide open, revealing a stark emptiness within. Strewn across the floor were over 100 empty safety deposit boxes, echoing the audacious theft of roughly half a billion dollars' worth of precious loot. This brazen heist marked a watershed moment, catapulting into infamy as the largest diamond robbery in history. Even two decades later, lingering questions persist regarding the audacious breach of one of the world's most fortified buildings.
Putin critic Alexei Navalny dies in jail, 'felt unwell' after walk: Report
Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is dead, the authorities of the prison where he had been serving his sentence said.
Review of 'True Detective' 4.1-4.3
True Detective is back with its fourth season. So far, as of the first three episodes, it's quite good. Not as brilliant as the first season, which was a masterpiece, but at least as good as the second and third seasons, each in their own way memorable. And this fourth season has something which is always especially appealing to me, a touch of science fiction.
Movie Review: He's Not Worth Dying (2022)
A year ago, I wrote an article story about Rachel and Sarah's deadly girl fight. If you had read the article story, you would see the trailer for the inspired loosely Lifetime film "He's Not Worth Dying For". Before you watch the Lifetime film, read this article's story:
MLA Son Home Issue
CHENNAI: An 18-year-old girl employed as a maid at the Pallavaram MLA's home was abused and branded, and Neelankarai police have filed a complaint against the MLA's son and daughter-in-law.
"Monsieur Spade: A Detective's French Sojourn Falls Short of Expectations"
In the world of detective fiction, few characters are as iconic as Sam Spade. Originating from Dashiell Hammett's classic novel "The Maltese Falcon" and immortalized by Humphrey Bogart in the 1941 film adaptation, Spade stands alongside other legendary gumshoes like Philip Marlowe and Mike Hammer. The prospect of a fresh take on Spade, particularly with the involvement of esteemed creators Scott Frank and Tom Fontana, along with the talented Clive Owen as the lead, raised expectations for the AMC miniseries "Monsieur Spade." However, despite the ace talent on board, the series proves to be a disappointment.