The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares TV 

Enter THE NOID: How Domino’s Mascot Drove One Man To Insanity

It’s happened to you. You order pizza and it shows up late, cold, and only vaguely reminiscent of the delicious, steamy pie you had in mind.  Is your delivery guy to blame? Most likely. But there’s a chance your pizza was sabotaged by something else. Something dastardly. Something inhuman. Your pizza may have been decimated […]

Films 

Zac Efron Will Portray Serial Killer Ted Bundy In EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE!

Well, here’s a project I couldn’t have possibly predicted! Ahead of the premiere of BAYWATCH, it has been announced that Zac Efron has signed on to play real life notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in the flick EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE, from director Joe Berlinger. Let that sink in for a minute. Because I […]

Real Life Scares 

The “Satanic” Story of Infamous Murderer Ricky Kasso

One of the oldest bromides in American society, perhaps in the world at large, is that the young people of any given time period are always awful, and so much worse than the generation before them. We’re seeing it right now with all the trendy hatred for millennials — who are apparently the worst generation […]

Real Life Scares 

From The Creators Of INSIDE PSYCHO Comes The HOLLYWOOD & CRIME Podcast!

A few weeks back, we alerted you to the new 6-part podcast series from Wondery titled INSIDE PSYCHO, which told the behind-the-scenes story of the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece! Well, you may want to check out their investigative docu-drama podcast series HOLLYWOOD & CRIME! The show is back for a special edition where Jim […]

Real Life Scares 

The Mysterious, Unexplained Death of Peter Bergmann

The port town Sligo is tucked away in the northwest corner of Ireland facing out towards the cold North Atlantic Ocean. A historic city founded in 1603, tourists come from all over the world for the town’s stunning costal views, its celebration of traditional Irish music, and to catch a Sligo Rovers football game. And […]

Real Life Scares 

Alfred Hitchcock’s ROPE was Based on Real Murderers Leopold and Loeb

In 1948, legendary director Alfred Hitchcock released his classic noir crime thriller ROPE, the story of two brilliant Harvard students who murder a former classmate. Performed as an act of intellectual curiosity, Brandon Shaw and Phillip Morgan strangle David Kentley to see if they can pull off the perfect crime. After hiding the body in […]

Real Life Scares 

5 Bizarre Hollywood Cults

Hollywood is a land of transplants, arriving alone and looking for connections. Most eventually find friends or core groups of like-minded souls to share their experiences with. Others find connection in religion, but some end up in stranger fringe groups commonly referred to as a cults. When discussing Hollywood cults, the Manson family is always the […]

Real Life Scares 

The Great Escape: Was Steve McQueen Almost Murdered By The Manson Family?

Steve McQueen was one of the biggest movie stars in the 60s and 70s known for his handsome good looks and heroic on-screen personas. While Hollywood knew him as “The King of Cool,” McQueen was far from it, and he battled inner demons that would follow him to his grave. Paranoia would take over McQueen’s […]

Real Life Scares 

Was the Movie THE DENTIST Based on an Actual Series of Murders?

Nobody likes going to the dentist. It’s a dreaded destination full of tiny sharp metal instruments that look like they were made to extract a confession. In 1996, director Brian Yuzna fed off that fear with his film THE DENTIST. In it, Dr. Alan Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) is a highly successful dentist who discovers his […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Was THE STRANGERS Based on a Real Event?

It’s the reason you lock your door at night. It’s the reason you check and recheck that deadbolt before going to bed. You’ll be lying there alone in your bed listening and analyzing every noise you hear. Did you just hear something downstairs? Is that the creaking sound of footsteps ascending the stairs towards your bedroom? […]

Music 

F**K POLITENESS: The Revolution of MY FAVORITE MURDER

As a life-long fan of professional wrestling and horror movies, I always felt like the odd-girl out in my peer groups. As I got older, my tastes grew even further away from what was expected, and a sense of isolation began bubbling bigger and bigger. Luckily, the horror and film community took to the internet […]

Real Life Scares 

Hey True Crime Fans! Are You Going to CrimeCon 2017?

Did you binge-watch MAKING A MURDERER or THE JINX? Can’t get enough DATELINE and FORENSIC FILES? We are thrilled to announce that one of our sister companies is hosting Crime Con 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 9th -11th! The convention will be an unforgettable weekend full of expert lectures, panels, immersive experiences, live podcasts, […]

Real Life Scares 

The Hollywood Woman Who Kept a Male Sex Slave in Her Attic

Walburga “Dolly” Korschel was born in 1880. She was a German immigrant who grew up on a Midwestern farm. Dolly’s family didn’t have much, but when she was 20 she married Fred Oesterreich, a wealthy apron factory owner. The couple took up residence in a Milwaukee mansion. However, despite their well-off status, the Oesterreich’s were […]