Episode 27: True Crimes Based on Movies

April 4, 2018

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 a single headline or memory.

But movies themselves can also serve as an inspiration, not only for fellow filmmakers, but for the impressionable minds of viewers, inspiring them to commit their own heinous actions.

This is Based on a True Crime.

This week we are joined by our friends Heather and Rachelle from the Nature vs Narcissism podcast. We discuss the real life crimes inspired by PRACTICAL MAGIC, SCREAM, and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.

Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. In each episode, we discuss murders or mysteries along with the pop culture they have spawned.

Guest promos at the start of this episode are for the Murder Mile podcast and the True Crime Enthusiast podcast.

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Episode 26: Eaten Alive and Joe Ball

March 18, 2018

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 ALIVE'. Once again, they searched for inspiration in annals of true crime history, and they found it in Joe Ball. Following the repeal of prohibition, Joe Ball opened up a tavern outside of Elmendorf, Texas and stocked a pit in the back with live alligators to put on gruesome shows for his customers. Soon after, the pretty young barmaids working at his tavern began to disappear.

This is Based on a True Crime.

Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. In each episode, we discuss murders or mysteries along with the pop culture they have spawned.

Guest promos at the start of this episode are True Crime Island, Blood on the Rocks and a special shoutout to Lustmordia Podcast.

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Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on twitter @wetalkofdreams, their website and on Instagram @wetalkofdreams.

This episode is sponsored by Sudio Sweden. Enter code 'BASED' on any order for a 15% discount! Our promo spot features a music track called 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free.

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Episode 25: The Executioner’s Song & Gary Gilmore

March 4, 2018

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 certain crimes. Less than three weeks later, on July 19, Gary Gilmore committed his first murder.

In 1979, Norman Mailer published a Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction novel, immortalizing the life and death of Gilmore called “The Executioner’s Song”, which served as the basis for a made-for-TV movie of the same name.

This is Based on a True Crime.

Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. In each episode, we discuss murders or mysteries along with the pop culture they have spawned.

Guest promos at the start of this episode are Fiercely Altered Perspective Podcast (FAP) and Occultae Veritatis Podcast. We end with a special segment for Being There Podcast. We also want to give a special shoutout to Nature vs. Narcissism Podcast, who we referenced while wrapping up the true crime part of this episode. 

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Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams)their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!

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Episode 24: Bonnie and Clyde

February 18, 2018

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 in popular culture. But how true is it? Find out in this week's Based on a True Crime.

Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.

Snag some sweet rewards by supporting us on Patreon!

SUBSCRIBE! iTunes, StitcherGoogle Play or your favorite podcatcher! You can also stream directly from our website. Visit our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrimeTwitter @truecrimebased and Facebook

If you'd like to see David's art and see what else we're up to in the art world, follow Lab Creature Art Studio on Instagram @labcreature.

Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams)their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!

Sudio SwedenEnter code 'BASED' on any order for a 15% discount! Our promo spot features a music track called 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free.

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Episode 23: Starkweather & Fugate & Natural Born Killers

February 8, 2018

Between January 21 and January 29 of 1958, 19-year-old Charlie Starkweather and his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Fugate, went on a killing spree across America’s Heartland that left 10 people dead.

The sensationalist coverage of the teenage killers sparked a national reflection on teenage disillusionment and juvenile delinquency, and continues to this day to inspire songs, visual art, television, and movies, including the 1994 film “Natural Born Killers.”

This is Based on a True Crime.

Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we discuss murders, mysteries and the pop culture they have spawned.

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Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams)their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!

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Episode 22: The Night of the Hunter & Harry Powers

January 21, 2018

In August of 1931, police searching a farm in Quiet Dell, West Virginia made a gruesome discovery: five bodies, three of them children, buried in a shallow drainage ditch. The women had been lured to the farm with the promise of marriage by Harry Powers, a serial killer who would later become known as the Bluebeard of Quiet Dell.

In popular culture, Harry Powers became Harry Powell, the itinerant preacher and terrifying antagonist of the 1953 novel, The Night of the Hunter, by Davis Grubb, and its 1955 film adaptation.

This is Based on a True Crime.

Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.

The promo at the start of the episode was for Nature vs. Narcissism podcast! You can find their show through your favorite podcatcher and social media on their website.

Robert Mitchum's film noir roles: https://www.ranker.com/list/robert-mitchum-film-noir-roles/reference

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Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on (@wetalkofdreams)their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!

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Episode 21: Janett Christman and When a Stranger Calls

January 8, 2018

On March 18, 1950, 13-year-old Janett Christman was babysitting for the Romacks in their small, isolated home on the outskirts of Columbia, Missouri. That night, the police received a phone call from a girl screaming hysterically but were unable to get an address. At 1:35 a.m., the Romacks returned home to find Janett murdered.

The still-unsolved crime inspired the widely told urban legend, the babysitter and the man upstairs, which itself inspired several movies including the 1979 horror film “When a Stranger Calls” and its 2006 remake.

This is Based on a True Crime.

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Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.

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Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams)their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!

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Episode 20: Have Yourself a Scary Little Black Christmas

December 24, 2017

Before he directed the holiday classic A Christmas Story, Bob Clark helmed a film that was quite a bit darker: Black Christmas, an early entry to the holiday horror and slasher genres. Rumors have persisted that Black Christmas is based on a true series of mysterious Christmas-adjacent murders, but was it?

This is Based on a True Crime.

Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.

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Minisode: Christmas Murders

December 18, 2017

In this special crossover episode with The Little Podcast of Horrors, we chat with Julie about a couple of Christmas murders, including the Los Feliz Murder Mansion and the legend of Stagger Lee.

This is Based on a True Crime.

The Little Podcast of Horrors is a podcast that covers true crime, serial killers, horror movies, and disappearances. We love their show! Check them out on social media via FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.

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Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams)their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!

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Episode 19: Bob Crane & Auto Focus

December 11, 2017

By the late 1960s, Bob Crane was a household name, famous for his portrayal of the wisecracking Colonel Robert Hogan on Hogan’s Heroes. Less than 10 years after the show was abruptly cancelled, Crane’s still-unsolved murder brought to light his obsession with photographing and videotaping his numerous sexual encounters.

In 2002, the life and death of Bob Crane was brought to the big screen in the movie Auto Focus, which followed his rise to fame and concurrent transformation from a wholesome father of three to a sex addict, and finally a murder victim.

This is Based on a True Crime.

Special thanks to our guests, Dick Wound and minimus maximus of Off the Cuffs Podcast. We had a great discussion! The two episodes they mentioned are episodes 50 and 51, which is a two-part discussion with Lee Harrington. You can follow them on Twitter @ocpkink, @DickWound, @minimusmaxim and @PassionAndSoul.

References:

"First came the sitcom. Then came the murder. Then came the pornographic Web site. Now here comes the Holly wood biopic!" By Lynn Hirschberg in the SEPT. 29, 2002 issue of the New York Times Magazine. 

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, mysteries and the pop culture they have spawned.

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If you'd like to see David's art and see what else we're up to in the art world, follow Lab Creature Art Studio on Instagram @labcreature.

Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams)their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!

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