Era of the killer: Why Hollywood is captivated by true crime

When the Florida Supreme Court made the call to allow cameras into a courtroom for the first time to film the 1979 trial of serial killer Ted Bundy, they couldn’t have known what they were starting.



Chicago police have assigned a team of detectives to review the deaths more than a year after the Tribune first brought to light that at least 75 women ranging in age from 18 to 58 had been strangled or smothered between 2001 and 2017.


NIKOLAS SCHRECK Interview – Manson Mysteries & The Manson File – Midnight Writer News Show

Author NIKOLAS SCHRECK (The Manson File: Myth and Reallity of an Outlaw Shaman) joins S.T. Patrick to discuss the alternative view of the Charles Manson story and the 1969 Tate-Labianca murders. Schreck not only delves into Manson’s history and personality, but he also sheds light on the pre- and post-stories of those who were around Manson at the Spahn Ranch. Nikolas Schreck fills in the gaps on Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten, Linda Kasabian, and Charles “Tex” Watson. For those who are interested in the JFK assassination, Schreck details the parallels and characters that exist in both the Manson story and JFK assassination research. Schreck, highly critical of Vincent Bugliosi, spends three hours setting the record straight and presenting the case as you’ve never heard it before! With special ghost appearances from Vince Bugliosi & John Lennon & music from Charles Manson. Nikolas Schreck is the author of The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman (soon-to-be-released updated version). He was the producer and host of the documentary Charles Manson Superstar. He has communicated with Charles Manson for decades. Schreck can be contacted and followed at

‘Serial Killers Are a Uniquely American Phenomenon’

In 1979, the American discourse on serial killers was irrevocably changed. Ted Bundy’s serial-murder-and-rape trial, which was nationally televised, ushered in a new era of live entertainment. Fifteen years later, O. J. Simpson’s trial became the next national obsession. Today, the true-crime genre reached new heights with the podcast Serial. The proliferation of successful murder-centric content that followed is indicative of a public obsession.

Why do serial killers inspire such fervent intrigue among Americans? A new video from The Atlantic investigates.


Suspected serial killer charged in 2nd Stanford cold case homicide from the ’70s

ohn Arthur Getreu of Hayward, Calif., was arrested Nov. 20, 2018, in connection with the 1973 murder of Leslie Marie Perlov. On Thursday, he was also charged in the the 1974 killing of Janet Ann Taylor. (Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office)


A former Stanford University worker was charged Thursday in the decades-old slaying of the daughter of the school’s former athletic director, marking the third time the man has been linked to a death as cold case investigators continue to search for more victims.