Episode 26: Eaten Alive and Joe Ball

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Mar 19 2018 78 mins   115
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. Visit our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased, our Facebook page, and our Facebook group. If you'd like to see David's art and see what else we're up to in the art world, follow Lab Creature 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices