The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Just Went Completely, Insanely Over The Top

We’re three episodes into The Lizzie Borden Chronicles’ eight-ep run on Lifetime, and last night’s episode, “Flowers,” was full of dramatic twists galore — including some very gory ones that sacrificed some key characters (or seemed to, anyway). Where the hell can this show possibly go next? » 4/20/15 3:58pm Today 3:58pm

This Baffling 1936 Murder Was Solved With A Hair And A Piece Of String

On April 10, 1936, the body of aspiring novelist Nancy Titterton was found raped and strangled to death (by her own pajamas) in the bathtub of the New York City apartment she shared with her husband, an executive at NBC. The only clues: a short length of cord and a single horsehair. » 4/17/15 4:20pm Friday 4:20pm

Christina Ricci's Lizzie Borden TV Series Looks Like Campy, Bloody Fun 

After the success of Lizzie Borden Took An Axe, Lifetime opted to turn the Christina Ricci-starring movie into an eight-episode series, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles. It kicks off April 5, and based on new clips posted to its official site, looks to be a campy good time (with fabulous costumes ... those hats!) » 4/03/15 10:20am 4/03/15 10:20am

Of Course The Origins Of The Term "Serial Killer" Are Gruesome

Unsurprisingly, the two men credited with coming up with the term "serial killer" worked, together and separately, on some of the FBI's most gruesome cases: John Douglas and Robert K. Ressler. Their careers were so extraordinary they influenced pop culture, and at least one Oscar-winning film. » 3/26/15 3:42pm 3/26/15 3:42pm

Parasitology Student Once Tried To Kill His Roommates With His Research

Roommate disputes can have some pretty gruesome consequences, but there is one case from 1970 in which one man was accused of using his research against his hated roomies. His weapon: Ascaris suum, the parasite that he was studying in school and which he allegedly used to make his roommates very ill. » 12/30/14 2:40pm 12/30/14 2:40pm

Margaret Atwood Dreams Up Murder in the Arctic

A summer! But which of the seventy-five summers I have spent? The summer of 1957, when I was a waitress at a boys' camp on an island in Lake Huron and first ate a rattlesnake? The summer of 1965, when I was writing The Edible Woman in exam booklets on a card table in Vancouver? Perhaps the summer of 1976, when we took… » 7/22/14 1:56pm 7/22/14 1:56pm

6 Historical Forensic Detectives Who Deserve Their Own TV Shows

We've seen not one but two modern reinterpretations of Sherlock Holmes in the last couple of years, plus countless procedural dramas, including forensic-themed shows like Bones and CSI. Meanwhile, TV audiences are utterly charmed by historical dramas like Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire. And just this summer, ABC… » 2/17/13 7:00am 2/17/13 7:00am

Florida man murdered for his Magic: The Gathering cards

In August, one of Pensacola, Florida's most devoted Magic players was killed by two brothers who stole his $100,000 collection of cards and sold them throughout the southeast region. Sean Dugas, a longtime member of the Magic card playing community, was beaten to death in his home. Now, the alleged murderers have… » 10/31/12 11:23am 10/31/12 11:23am

A mind-bending short film about a scientist, his cloning machine, and…

In Murder, this creepy and gorgeous short film by Yang Tzu Ting, a brilliant scientist has figured out a way to clone not only the body, but the soul as well. After his twin brother is violently murdered, he decides to revive him by testing the cloning device on himself - and, in the process, discovers the… » 6/09/12 2:00pm 6/09/12 2:00pm