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One murder-for-hire plot, 5 husbands, and 176 tigers: Meet Joe Exotic, the man Nicolas Cage will play in an upcoming TV series

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, is a former zoo operator and Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate who is the subject of Netflix’s true-crime docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness.” Nicolas Cage is set to play Maldonado-Passage in an additional upcoming scripted television series on CBS, Variety reports. Maldonado-Passage has […]
One murder-for-hire plot, 5 husbands, and 176 tigers: Meet Joe Exotic, the man Nicolas Cage will play in an upcoming TV series
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11 Netflix shows to watch next if you binged ‘Tiger King’

If you’ve finished watching Netflix’s latest hit docuseries, “Tiger King,” you’re probably looking for something new to watch. If you liked the true-crime angle of “Tiger King,” you should watch “The Staircase,” “Making a Murderer,” “The Keepers,” and “The Confession Killer.” If you liked how the docuseries gave you a […]
11 Netflix shows to watch next if you binged ‘Tiger King’
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The 13 best true-crime series you can stream right now

There are a lot of fascinating true-crime series that you can watch right now. Netflix has a range of suspenseful true-crime docuseries, like “Evil Genius” and “Tiger King.” True-crime fans can also watch a number of shows from Investigation Discovery, like “Murder Chose Me” and “Murder Comes to Town.” Visit […]
The 13 best true-crime series you can stream right now
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The most notorious serial killer from each state

Each state has a connection to an infamous serial killer. Some serial killers are known for killing children, like David Meirhofer in Montana. Other killers are so famous they are known all over the country, like Ted Bundy, the BTK Killer, and John Wayne Gacy. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
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The 14 most well-known unsolved missing person cases in history

Amelia Earhart’s 122nd birthday is on July 24. She disappeared just a few weeks before her 40th birthday on July 2, 1937. No one knows what happened to her and her navigator Fred Noonan. They’re not the only people to vanish without a trace. Natalee Holloway hasn’t been seen since […]
The 14 most well-known unsolved missing person cases in history
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‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ isn’t just a movie title. It’s actually a phrase from when Ted Bundy was sentenced to death.

“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” is a biopic about the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy that recently began streaming on Netflix. When he sentenced Ted Bundy to death, Judge Edward D. Cowart called Bundy’s actions “extremely wicked, shockingly evil, vile” – which is where the movie draws its title […]
‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ isn’t just a movie title. It’s actually a phrase from when Ted Bundy was sentenced to death.
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The 15 most popular Netflix true crime and documentary series

Since Netflix released “Making a Murderer” in 2015, it hasn’t slowed down with true crime and other documentary series. TV Time provided a list of the most popular original docuseries on Netflix. Netflix started a true-crime boom in 2015 with “Making a Murderer,” and it hasn’t slowed down since. In […]
The 15 most popular Netflix true crime and documentary series
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8 of the biggest takeaways from ‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann’

Netflix’s “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann” re-examined the facts of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance from Portugal in 2007. Documentarian Chris Smith said he wanted to understand why this case, in particular, captured the public’s attention the way that it did when many children regularly go missing and don’t receive the same […]
8 of the biggest takeaways from ‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann’
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The first part of HBO’s series about Adnan Syed, the man profiled in the first season of ‘Serial,’ premieres this weekend — here’s what you need to know before you watch it

High school student Hae Min Lee disappeared and was later found murdered in Baltimore County in 1999. Lee’s former boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was convicted of these crimes and sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in 2000. The first season of the NPR podcast “Serial” brought Syed’s case to […]
The first part of HBO’s series about Adnan Syed, the man profiled in the first season of ‘Serial,’ premieres this weekend — here’s what you need to know before you watch it
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The director of the new Ted Bundy film has responded to claims it ‘glorifies’ the serial killer, saying it’s a ‘very naive and knee-jerk reaction’

“Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” and “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile” have been criticised for glorifying serial killer Ted Bundy. But the director Joe Berlinger is confident in the portrayal. He said the movie is based on his ex-girlfriend’s account, and she was unaware of his […]
The director of the new Ted Bundy film has responded to claims it ‘glorifies’ the serial killer, saying it’s a ‘very naive and knee-jerk reaction’
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12 incredible stories of children who were kidnapped and escaped

Kara Robinson Chamberlain has been using TikTok to share her story of getting kidnapped by a serial killer and escaping. Even though it’s rare, there have been a handful of people to reappear after getting abducted. Jayme Closs was found on January 11, 2019, after going missing in October 2018. […]
12 incredible stories of children who were kidnapped and escaped
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6 of the most infamous cults in history

In March 1997, 39 members of Heaven’s Gate, a cult started in the early ’70s, put on matching dark clothes, swallowed barbiturates, and placed plastic bags around their heads. It was one of the largest mass suicides in the history of the United States. Although you may have heard of […]
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7 actors who played real-life serial killers in TV and films

It can be a huge challenge playing a serial killer onscreen, but several actors have risen to the task and gotten into the mind of some of the most horrifying people in history. Here are seven actors who played serial killers. Charlize Theron played Aileen Wuornos. One of the biggest […]
7 actors who played real-life serial killers in TV and films
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8 notorious couples who committed murder together

Though we frequently think of murderers as lone predators, there have been multiple killer couples over the years. Here are some of the most notorious couples from the past century who committed heinous crimes as a pair. Editor’s note: These stories contain graphic descriptions of violence and crime and could […]
8 notorious couples who committed murder together
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An arrest has been made in a cold case after a popular true crime podcast brought it back to light — here’s what to know before listening to ‘The Teacher’s Pet’

There’s a reason why the Australian podcast “The Teacher’s Pet” has been a hit around the world. Thoroughly investigated by seasoned journalist Hedley Thomas, the story is compelling: In 1982, Lyn Dawson disappeared, leaving behind her husband and two young daughters. Years later, her body has still never been recovered […]
An arrest has been made in a cold case after a popular true crime podcast brought it back to light — here’s what to know before listening to ‘The Teacher’s Pet’
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12 under-the-radar podcasts for true crime lovers

When it comes to podcasts, true crime rules. According to Apple, the genre dominates the downloads. With hundreds of thousands of shows to choose from, crime stories remain the most popular, particularly with people who identify as women. And with the success of shows like “Serial” and “S-Town,” new true […]
12 under-the-radar podcasts for true crime lovers
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10 terrifying murders committed on Halloween night

Gruesome murders have occurred on Halloween night. Ronald O’Bryan killed his son by poisoning his candy, and William Liske shot most of his family members on October 31. On October 31, 1981, Ronald Sisman and Smith College student Elizabeth Platzman were shot in a Manhattan apartment. Their murders are still […]
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9 serial killers from around the world you may not have heard of

Everyone in the US knows about Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and Aileen Wuornos. But serial killers exist beyond the US. From the “Butcher of Rostov” to the “Little Old Lady Killer,” these are nine of the most terrifying killers from around the world that Americans may never have heard of. […]
9 serial killers from around the world you may not have heard of
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10 of the most terrifying fictional serial killers in TV and movies

Be it in movies or on TV, pop culture has given audiences some truly terrifying serial killers. From a young 8-year-old girl who kills in “The Bad Seed” to the most famous fictional cannibal of all time, here are 10 of the most terrifying serial killers from TV and movies. […]
10 of the most terrifying fictional serial killers in TV and movies
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The 13 best true-crime documentaries on Netflix

The true crime genre has grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to shows like Netflix’s “Making a Murderer.” Netflix has plenty of true crime documentaries available to stream. We picked 13 of the best ones for you. The true crime genre was popular before Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” but […]
The 13 best true-crime documentaries on Netflix