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Why Are We Hooked To True Crime Stories?

 Most of the time, the headline news is about crime. Shocking and sometimes gory, we are hooked (whether we admit it or not). And we just can’t get enough of it everyday. Why are we hooked to these kind of stories? Despite of it’s dark and gloomy, we have different reasons why we pay attention Read more about Why Are We Hooked To True Crime Stories?[…]

Ferdinand Marcos and the Julio Nalundasan case

The Julio Nalundasan Case

After 82 years, it’s not certain until today who really pulled the trigger that shot Assemblyman-elect Julio Nalundasan on 20 September 1935. Remember Viola Davis’ entrance on the first episode of How To Get Away With Murder? It seems that we had a bar topnotcher who really got away with it. BACKGROUND After the creation Read more about The Julio Nalundasan Case[…]

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Blood & Circumstance (2014)

As I was looking for crime movies to watch, I stumbled upon this 2014 film on iFlix. Based on a 2006 novel by Frank Turner Hollon, the movie premiered in the 2014 Fairhope Film Festival. It also received the “Best of D.C.” award at the D.C. Independent Film Festival. The story begins with Dr. Ellis Read more about Blood & Circumstance (2014)[…]

Anne Perry

Anne Perry

Last year, I wrote a blog about The Face of a Stranger by historical detective fiction writer Anne Perry. This time, I’m featuring Anne Perry as a crime fiction author.   BIRTH AND EARLY CHILDHOOD Anne Perry was born as Juliet Marion Hulme on 28 October 1938 in London. She is the daughter of physicist Read more about Anne Perry[…]

The Keepers

The Keepers

Controversies about priests re-surfaced after Netflix released the 2017 documentary The Keepers. Ryan White created this film about the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik in Baltimore sometime in November 1969. Sister Cathy was a nun under the order of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the order that runs the Archbishop Keogh High School. Read more about The Keepers[…]

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday: The Ninoy Aquino Assassination

Sunday, Bloody Sunday. That was one of the hit songs of U2 in 1983. It was also in 21 August 1983 a single news about the assassination of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. shook the country. I was second year high school then, reviewing for our first quarterly exams in school. I heard the news over the Read more about Sunday, Bloody Sunday: The Ninoy Aquino Assassination[…]

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The CBS Murders

 The CBS Murders by Richard Hammer (1987) is a non-fiction book that documents the senseless killing of three employees from CBS. It was Monday after Easter, 12 April 1982, at the parking lot of Pier Ninety-two, Margaret Barbera, a bookkeeper, was about to go home. She tried to open her BMW but found it unusual Read more about The CBS Murders[…]

Audrie & Daisy

Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Audrie & Daisy is a 2016 American documentary film that tells about two stories of teenage rape cases whose victims were under the influence of alcohol. This film received an Award of Merit from the Peabody Awards recently. AUDRIE POTT, 15 Audrie Pott was 15 when she attended a party with other teenagers. After a Read more about Audrie & Daisy (2016)[…]

Casting JonBenet

Casting JonBenet

Casting JonBenet is a 2017 documentary film by Kitty Green. It is about the JonBenet Ramsey murder case in 1996 and the actors’ thoughts about her death and its investigation. “I’m ___, and I’m auditioning for the role of ___.” The film opens with kids wearing similar American-themed costumes scrambling to their seats, getting ready Read more about Casting JonBenet[…]

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Columbine High School Massacre

18 years ago, on 20 April 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stormed Columbine High School with pipe bombs and gunshots. They killed 12 students, a teacher, injured 21 people, and committed suicide after. The day coincided with Hitler’s birthday and the release of KMFDM’s album, “Adios“. No one saw it coming. The massacre became Read more about Columbine High School Massacre[…]

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