BASED ON A TRUE CRIME is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. We discuss murders and mysteries and how they have inspired film adaptations, television, books and more.
Following the death of her husband, the heiress to the Winchester Rifle fortune suddenly moved west and began constructing on a sprawling, seven-story mansion, filled with doors and stairs that led nowhere.
BEHIND THE SCREAMS: Urban Legend(s)
Join us as we discuss the grains of truth behind urban legends.
BEHIND THE SCREAMS: Poisoned Candy Myths, Facts...
Join us as we celebrate Halfway to Halloween month with a discussion of poison candy myths, facts, the film 'Candyman' and more!
BEHIND THE SCREAMS: The Entity & Doris Bither
The story of Doris Bither's house haunting and the film adaptation of these events in 1982's 'THE ENTITY'.
BEHIND THE SCREAMS: The Silence of the Lambs
Join us as we discuss Clarice Starling, Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lecter and more.
Episode 40: Ted Bundy and Extremely Wicked, Sho...
Ted Bundy has inspired multiple movie adaptations, the most recent of which stars none other than Zac Efron in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
Episode 39: Party Monster
In the early 90s, Michael Alig rose to prominence as a club promoter and founding member of the Club Kids, before being arrested for the vicious murder of Angel Melendez while high on ketamine. His story was brought to the big screen twice by directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, first in 1998’s “Party Monster: The Shockumentary” and again in 2003’s “Party Monster,” starring Macaulay Culkin. This is Based on a True Crime.
Episode 38: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer ...
In 1983, Henry Lee Lucas was arrested in Texas for unlawful possession of a firearm. While in custody, he confessed to hundreds of murders committed in dozens of states with a partner, Ottis Toole, earning him the nickname “The Confession Killer.” Despite many of these confessions proving to be false, his story captured the public consciousness, inspiring the 1986 film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Episode 37: The Exorcist
In a very special episode, we discuss the actual events that inspired the novel and horror film masterpiece, 'The Exorcist'.
Episode 36: The Villisca Axe Murders
The Villisca axe murder house remains as a tourist attraction and many supernatural events are said of have occurred there, inspiring the 2017 indie horror film “The Axe Murders of Villisca.”
Episode 35: Jack Black's Bernie & the Real Bern...
In this episode, we chat about Jack Black's BERNIE, which is based on a murder committed by Bernie Tiede.
Episode 34: The Mystery of Marie Roget & Mary C...
Edgar Allan Poe sought to solve the mysterious demise of Mary Cecilia Rogers in the first detective story inspired by a true crime.
Zombies, Deadites & More: An Interview with Aut...
We chat with author Dana Fredsti, a writer/producer/director/theatrical sword fighter and animal lover!
Episode 33: Wolf Creek & Ivan Milat
We discuss serial killer Ivan Milat and the Australian horror film Wolf Creek, which was inspired by his crimes.
Episode 32: Memories of Murder & the Hwaseong S...
Episode 31: Heavenly Creatures
16-year-old Pauline Parker and her best friend Juliet Hulme murdered Pauline’s mother to try to avoid being separated. We talk about this and Heavenly Creatures, the film adaptation of this story.
Tales from the Murder.ly Network
We have joined the Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network!
Episode 30: First Year Podcast Anniversary Q&A
You asked us questions about true crime, horror movies and personal stuff and we have answers!
Episode 29: Bobby & Ila Fae Dent and The Sugarl...
On April 2, 1969, Bobby and Ila Fae Dent fled a routine traffic stop, took a trooper hostage, and led police on one of the largest chases in history. Their story inspired Steven Spielberg's feature-length film debut, 1974's The Sugarland Express.
Episode 28: Murder in the First & Henri Young
In 1941, Henri Young went on trial for the murder of a fellow Alcatraz inmate. His case brought to light atrocities committed against Alcatraz prisoners, but just how true is his portrayal in the 1995 film, Murder in the First?
Episode 27: True Crimes Based on Movies
The common thread in the movies we’ve covered has been their inspiration by real-life crimes, whether they are factual retellings, or original stories grown from ...
Episode 26: Eaten Alive and Joe Ball
Two years after the success of 1974’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, director Tobe Hooper and screenwriter Kim Henkel joined forces for a follow-up movie 'EATEN ...
Episode 25: The Executioner’s Song & Gary Gilmore
On July 2, 1976, the US Supreme court reserved its ruling that the death penalty was unconstitutional, allowing it to be reinstated as punishment for ...
Episode 24: Bonnie and Clyde
In 1932, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow embarked on a two-year crime spree, gaining a reputation as fun-loving outlaws which has been cemented by their many portrayals ...