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The Real Life Mystery That Inspired The Lighthouse

Visionary filmmaker Robert Eggers rose to notoriety back in 2015 with the Sundance debut of his film, The Witch. Four years later, Eggers dazzled us again with The Lighthouse, a hypnotic and hallucina...

Joseph Loveless

Was Freddy Krueger’s Body Just Identified?

On the first day of the new year, it was reported that the bones of Joseph Henry Loveless, bootlegger and murderer, had finally been identified. In 1979 his torso was found in in a burlap sack in a ca...

Don't F**k With Cats

Armchair Detectives Get to Work in Trailer for Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

In the seedy underbelly of the Internet, there’s an unwritten rule, rule zero: Don’t F**k With Cats. In December of 2010, this rule was torn to shreds following the publishing of a video c...

Murder by Numbers

Is Murder by Numbers Based on a True Story?

Following it’s initial release in 2002, The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw dubbed the psychological thriller Murder by Numbers a movie consisting of “…a garbled, unbelievable plot; ...

Donald Pee Wee Gaskins

Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins – The Meanest Man in America

Born on March 13th 1933 in Florence County, South Carolina, Donald Henry Gaskins Jr has been given a number of nicknames including the “Meanest Man in America”, “The Redneck Charles Manson”, “Junior P...

Podcasts

6 True Crime Podcasts to Listen to After Season One of Serial

Feeling a sort of void in your life now that you’ve finished season one of  Serial? Nobody blames you. But, you’ll need something to satisfy that true crime hunger you have, right? Fear no...

Scream

Is Scream Based on a True Story?

It’s August 24th, 1990. Sonja Larson and Christina Powell were friends, roommates and freshman to be at the University of Florida in Gainesville. They had their whole lives ahead of them. But th...

In A Scene Ripped Right Out Of A Movie, Police Captured The Las Vegas Hammer Murderer

On January 3rd of this year, at 12:30am, the body of 46-year-old homeless man Daniel Aldape was found on a street corner in a deserted area of Las Vegas. He had reportedly been trying to shield himsel...

Drew Barrymore takes a call from the killer in Scream

Scream, Murder, and Moral Panics

To mark the twentieth anniversary of Wes Craven’s game-changing slasher, Scream, Wicked Horror presents a week of specially-themed content celebrating the movie’s enduring appeal. In this installment,...