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Tinsel Town’s First Murder
3 years ago

Tinsel Town’s First Murder

A silent film actor turned film producer is found dead in his Los Angeles bungalow. Police arrive on the scene to find the home filled with major Hollywood starlets and …
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The Bloodstained Hotel That Inspired Ryan Murphy
3 years ago

The Bloodstained Hotel That Inspired Ryan Murphy

Sure, art is a way of expression. A medium to make reality approachable and more appealing to those who understand what the artist want to say. However, over …
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The Real Monsters of American Horror Story
3 years ago

The Real Monsters of American Horror Story

It may be one of the most popular show on television, but the truth is that the criminal mind of the creator, Ryan Murphy, would not be enough to cover …
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The Real Amityville Horror
3 years ago

The Real Amityville Horror

They say that hindsight is twenty, twenty and the story of Ronald “Butch” DeFeo is no exception. Son of an affluent car salesman, Butch grew up with little want for …
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5 Crimes Ripped from a Scooby Doo Script
3 years ago

5 Crimes Ripped from a Scooby Doo Script

We often hear of life imitating art and, if you follow the news regularly, then you know that it is not so terribly uncommon to hear of people reenacting crimes …
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The Tragic Story Behind The Exorcism of Emily Rose
3 years ago

The Tragic Story Behind The Exorcism of Emily Rose

For those who have not seen the film, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, it’s basically a courtroom melodrama with a bit of a scary twist. The film is centered around …
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5 Horror Movies Based on Real Crimes
3 years ago

5 Horror Movies Based on Real Crimes

Most horror films have some basis in reality. Wes Craven, director of the famous Nighmare on Elmstreet series and Serpent and the Rainbow, has often cited real news headlines as …
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Live Murder on the News
3 years ago

Live Murder on the News

Every day we hear of murder, rape, death, and some of the most horrific atrocities we could ever fathom covered on the news. Since the inception of live media coverage, …
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The Story Behind The True Detective
3 years ago

The Story Behind The True Detective

Fans of the HBO hit series True Detective are reeling in anticipation for season 2, and for good reason. The first season show follows the career of two vice cops, …
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Hollywood’s Favorite Murderer
3 years ago

Hollywood’s Favorite Murderer

If you’re reading through the stories here at Sword and Scale then you’re probably getting your true crime fix, same as if you were reading a true crime book or …
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