Monthly Archives: November 2016

I am Not a Serial Killer is one freaky flick

Irish director Billy O’Brien turns the hackneyed and hacked-up serial killer movie genre on its head in this charming, low-key coming of age story set in small town America.

To quote Lou Reed from Songs for Drella, the reqiuem for Andy Warhol he recorded with John Cale, “when you’re growing up in a small town, you know you’ll grow down in a small town, there is only one good use for a small town, You hate it and you’ll know you have to leave.”

That may not hold true for the teen anti-hero in this effective little mix of irony, guts (lots of guts) and b-movie chills from Billy O’Brien.  

The wonderfully named Max Records plays John Wayne Cleaver (his name makes sense very soon into the movie). He’s not just a disaffected 16-year-old in Hicksville, USA; he’s a kid with murderous tendencies who pretends to act

Read more at: http://www.rte.ie/entertainment/movie-reviews/2016/1130/835575-i-am-not-a-serial-killer/

Couple Behind Doc ‘The Killing Season’ on Uncovering the Serial Murder of Sex Workers

Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills in The Killing Season.

Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills in The Killing Season. Photo via AE

On a spring evening in 2010, a young woman named Shannon Gilbert went missing after placing a frantic 911 call to police from Oak Beach, an oceanfront community in Long Island. Several months later, four female bodies were found on a stretch of Ocean Parkway in Long Island between Gilgo Beach and

Read more at: http://observer.com/2016/11/couple-behind-doc-the-killing-season-on-uncovering-serial-murders-of-sex-workers/

Serial Killer Gets 20 Years for 1998 Rape, Murder of 14-Year-Old Girl

 James Martin was sentenced to 20 years behind bars on Tuesday for the 1998 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl, prosecutors said.

James Martin was sentenced to 20 years behind bars on Tuesday for the 1998 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl, prosecutors said.
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THE BRONX — A serial killer already locked up for murdering his wife will serve an additional 20 years behind bars after pleading guilty to the 1998 rape and murder of a 14-year-old Bronx girl.

The bruised body of teenager Marleny Cruz was found almost 20 years ago on Feb. 23, 1998 in University Heights on Valentine Avenue after she had been strangled and sexually assaulted, according to the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

The DNA

Read more at: https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161130/university-heights/james-martin-sentencing-serial-killer

The conviction of a serial killer raises questions about the safety of …

The recent conviction of a man in the U.K. for the murder and sexual assault of four young men has led to a raft of headlines dubbing him “the Grindr killer” – a reference to a gay dating app where he met his victims. The Stephen Port case has reopened the discussion about the use of dating and hookup apps, as it’s not the first time such apps have been accused of endangering users. After similar crimes in the U.S. in 2014, the news site Vocativ ran a piece titled “Death by Grindr: Is It the New Killer App?

Chief Constable Jane Sawyers, the U.K. police lead for LGBT issues, has said she thinks apps could be “doing more to prevent offenses in the first place.” But what can technology companies actually do to protect users?

Grindr did not respond to a VICE News request for comment, but dating app

Read more at: https://news.vice.com/story/the-conviction-of-a-serial-killer-raises-questions-about-the-safety-of-dating-apps

Man found dead in graveyard where serial killer Stephen Port left bodies

Man found dead in graveyard where serial killer Stephen Port left bodies
The man’s body was found at St Margaret;s Church in Abbey Green (Picture: Google Maps)

A man’s body has been found dead in a graveyard where serial killer Stephen Port left the bodies of his victims.

Police are treating the death of the man, whose body was found in St Margaret’s Church in Abbey Green, as unexplained.

 

The man, in his fifties, was found unresponsive by officers yesterday morning and he was later pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination will take place later.

A spokesman confirmed today that investigations continue and no arrests have been made.

The discovery comes just days after Port was sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of Jack Taylor, Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari and Daniel Whitworth.

Read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2016/11/30/man-found-dead-in-graveyard-where-serial-killer-stephen-port-left-bodies-6292612/

Viewers moan about ‘mumbling’ in BBC’s serial killer drama Rillington Place

But as the programme debuted on Tuesday night, social media was awash with angry rants about ‘mumbling’ and inaudible dialogue.

Hollywood actor Tim, 54, has been cast as infamous killer Christie in the rebooted retelling about the Notting Hill murders in the 1940s and 50s, with Samantha Morton playing his wife Ethel.

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Subtitles needed? Viewers have praised Tim Roth for his spine-chilling performance as serial killer John Christie in new BBC drama Rillington Place... but many complained about hard to hear dialogue

Subtitles needed? Viewers have praised Tim Roth for his spine-chilling performance as serial killer John Christie in new BBC drama Rillington Place… but many complained about hard to hear dialogue

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3984464/Viewers-moan-mumbling-new-serial-killer-drama-Rillington-Place.html

Cinemax Orders Serial Killer Limited Series From ‘The Missing …

EXCLUSIVE: Cinemax has picked up Rellik, a six-episode limited series from The Missing team of creators Harry and Jack Williams and production companies Two Brothers Pictures and New Pictures. The project was commissioned by BBC One last year.

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Written by the Williams brothers, Rellik is a serial killer story told backward. That explains the unusual title for the series, which is “Killer” spelled backward. While the killer will be revealed at the beginning, the thriller drama is said to offer a surprising take as it traces back the killer’s story. Helmer Sam Miller, an Emmy nominee for his work on Luther, will direct.

Harry and Jack Williams executive produce through their Two Brothers Pictures along with New Pictures principals Willow Grylls, Charlie

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2016/11/cinemax-rellik-serial-killer-limited-series-the-missing-creators-1201861304/

Suspected SC Serial Killer Charged With 3 More Murders

 

Todd Kohlhepp enters the courtroom for a bond hearing earlier this month at the Spartanburg Detention Facility in Spartanburg, S.C.

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South Carolina authorities have formally charged suspected serial killer Todd Kohlhepp with three more counts of murder, adding to the four murder counts he’s already facing.

The 45-year-old realtor has already confessed to all seven of the murders, as South Carolina Public Radio’s Cooper McKim told our Newscast unit.

On Kohlhepp’s remote property in the town of Woodruff, investigators recently found the bodies of married couple Meagan Leigh McCraw Coxie and Johnny Joe Coxie, who had been missing since late last year, as The Two-Way reported.

“Investigators alleged Kohlhepp kidnapped Meagan Coxie on Dec. 19, 2015, and shot Johnny Coxie on the same date,” according to Greenville Online. “Kohlhepp then shot Meagan Coxie on either Dec. 20, 2015, or Dec. 26, 2015, an investigator said

Read more at: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/29/503723064/suspected-s-c-serial-killer-charged-with-3-more-murders

Here’s the spine-tingling and tragic story behind new BBC serial killer drama Rillington Place

Here's the spine-tingling story behind new BBC serial killer drama Rillington Place
Samantha Morton and Tim Roth play a real life married couple, one of which committed horrific murders in Rillington Place (Picture: BBC)

The BBC’s new three-part series Rillington Place, starring Tim Roth and Samantha Morton, is set to be the killer drama of the festive season.

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It’s based on the true story of the monstrous John Christie who, between 1943 and 1953, killed at least eight people and buried them in his and wife Ethel’s North London property, 10 Rillington Place.

And seeing as the drama kicks off tonight at 9pm on BBC One, there are a few things you ought to know to prepare for its bone-shaking horrors…

Read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2016/11/29/heres-the-spine-tingling-and-tragic-story-behind-new-bbc-serial-killer-drama-rillington-place-6290573/