Based on a True Crime

Oct 22 2020 65 mins 2.9k

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 and mysteries and how they have inspired film adaptations, television, books and more.





BEHIND THE SCREAMS: Dracula & Vlad the Impaler
Oct 22 2020 46 mins  
In the 15th century, conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and neighboring Wallachia (wall-ache-ia) rocked Eastern Europe. The Wallachian Army was lead by Vlad Tepes, whose harrowing tactics gave him the nickname Vlad the Impaler. But there was another name he went by, one that has become ingrained in our popular culture. That name was Dracula. This is Based on a True Crime. NOTE: This episode was originally created for our Patreon listeners as an exclusive, but since the show is on hiatus we thought it would be a great way to give something new to most of you! We may have references to news events that are now far in the past. Our style for these former Patreon episodes is a little different than our regular ones (ie much less editing), but we hope you enjoy the show! Stay tuned for more of these types of episodes in the near future. 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. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. LAB CREATURE is our indie art business where we focus on cats, monsters and spooky stuff. Follow us on Instagram @labcreature or shop online at https://labcreature.com/shop. 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


BEHIND THE SCREAMS: Winchester (House)
Aug 11 2020 40 mins  
Following the death of her husband, the heiress to the Winchester Rifle fortune suddenly moved west and began constructing on a sprawling, seven-story mansion, filled with doors and stairs that led nowhere. Although never confirmed, rumors spread that the mansion was being built continuously to appease the spirits of people killed by Winchester rifles, a story which infiltrated the public consciousness and became the inspiration for the 2018 movie “Winchester". This is Based on a True Crime. NOTE: This episode was originally created for our Patreon listeners as an exclusive, but since the show is on hiatus we thought it would be a great way to give something new to most of you! We may have references to news events that are now far in the past. Our style for these former Patreon episodes is a little different than our regular ones (ie much less editing), but we hope you enjoy the show! Stay tuned for more of these types of episodes in the near future. 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. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. LAB CREATURE is our indie art business where we focus on cats, monsters and spooky stuff. Follow us on Instagram @labcreature or shop online at https://labcreature.com/shop. 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



BEHIND THE SCREAMS: Urban Legend(s)
Jun 29 2020 56 mins  
Urban legends are defined as lurid stories that are circulated as true, often with the teller claiming that it happened to a friend of a friend, and with each tale taking on regional specificities. Still, as the saying goes, at the heart of every legend there is a grain of truth. Join us as we discuss these grains of truth followed by a chat about the film URBAN LEGEND. This is Based on a True Crime. NOTE: This episode was originally created for our Patreon listeners as an exclusive, but since the show is on hiatus we thought it would be a great way to give something new to most of you! We may have references to news events that are now far in the past. Our style for these former Patreon episodes is a little different than our regular ones (ie much less editing), but we hope you enjoy the show! Stay tuned for more of these types of episodes in the near future. 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. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. LAB CREATURE is our indie art business where we focus on cats, monsters and spooky stuff. Follow us on Instagram @labcreature or shop online at https://labcreature.com/shop. 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


BEHIND THE SCREAMS: Poisoned Candy Myths, Facts and Candyman
Apr 17 2020 47 mins  
Razor blades hidden in candy apples. Needles in snicker bars. Cyanide in pixy stix. Some of these things never happen on Halloween. And some did. While poisoned Halloween candy may have started out as an urban legend, it’s prevalence has increasingly lead to copycat crimes. Join us as we celebrate Halfway to Halloween month with a discussion of poison candy, Candyman and more! NOTE: This episode was originally created for our Patreon listeners as an exclusive, but since the show is on hiatus we thought it would be a great way to give something new to most of you! We may have references to news events that are now far in the past. Our style for these former Patreon episodes is a little different than our regular ones (ie much less editing), but we hope you enjoy the show! Stay tuned for more of these types of episodes in the near future. 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. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. LAB CREATURE is our indie art business where we focus on cats, monsters and spooky stuff. Follow us on Instagram @labcreature or shop online at https://labcreature.com/shop. 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


BEHIND THE SCREAMS: The Entity & Doris Bither
Apr 02 2020 51 mins  
In the summer of 1974, Dr. Barry Taff, a now a renowned parapsychologist, was working as a research associate in UCLA's parapsychology laboratory. He and an associate, Kerry Gaynor, were overheard discussing the paranormal in a local bookstore by woman in her mid-thirties, and she approached them with a story about her house being haunted. She didn’t give them many details, but invited them to visit the home for themselves: a small bungalow located in Culver City, California. The woman was Doris Bither, and it wasn’t until after Taff and Gaynor arrived at the house that they got the full story from Doris about the nature of these paranormal occurrences: since moving into the house, on almost a nightly basis, Doris was being violently attacked and raped by three nameless, shapeless, entities. In 1982, her story was adapted by Frank De Felitta into the film 'THE ENTITY', directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Barbara Hershey and Ron Silver. NOTE: This episode was originally created for our Patreon listeners as an exclusive, but since the show is on hiatus we thought it would be a great way to give something new to most of you! We may have references to news events that are now far in the past. Our style for these former Patreon episodes is a little different than our regular ones, but we hope you enjoy the show! Stay tuned for more of these types of episodes in the near future. 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. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. LAB CREATURE is our indie art business where we focus on cats, monsters and spooky stuff. Follow us on Instagram @labcreature or shop online at https://labcreature.com/shop. 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


BEHIND THE SCREAMS: The Silence of the Lambs
Mar 19 2020 90 mins  
Hello, Clarice! In this episode, we discuss the chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel 'The Silence of the Lambs' by Thomas Harris and how the astonishingly versatile director Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder. Join us as we discuss Clarice Starling, Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lecter and more. NOTE: This episode was originally created for our Patreon listeners as an exclusive, but since the show is on hiatus we thought it would be a great way to give something new to most of you! We may have references to news events that are now far in the past. Our style for these former Patreon episodes is a little different than our regular ones, but we hope you enjoy the show! Stay tuned for more of these types of episodes in the near future. 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. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. LAB CREATURE is our indie art business where we focus on cats, monsters and spooky stuff. Follow us on Instagram @labcreature or shop online at https://labcreature.com/shop. 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices




Episode 39: Party Monster
Mar 15 2019 63 mins  
In the early 90s, Michael Alig rose to prominence as a club promoter and founding member of the Club Kids, before being arrested for the vicious murder of Angel Melendez while high on ketamine. His story was brought to the big screen twice by directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, first in 1998’s “Party Monster: The Shockumentary” and again in 2003’s “Party Monster,” starring Macaulay Culkin. 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. GET MORE EPISODES! For an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else, show your support for our show on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar a month. If you're in the mood for more great true crime podcasts, we are members of the Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly). They have a lot of great shows, so be sure to check them out. SUBSCRIBE! iTunes,Stitcher, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher. You can also stream directly from our website. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. Besides podcasting, we also pour our creative hearts into LAB CREATURE, our indie art business where we focus on creating weird cat and spooky art. Follow us 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices




Episode 37: The Exorcist
Oct 30 2018 61 mins  
It's our Exorcist Halloween Special! In the Spring of 1949, a 14-year-old boy began exhibiting signs of demonic possession after the death of his aunt. Following a harrowing exorcism, the boy, known only as Roland Doe, was cured. Local news stories about the exorcism caught the eye of William Peter Blatty, inspiring his 1971 novel “The Exorcist”. He also wrote the screenplay that became the 1973 film, directed by William Friedkin. This is Based on a True Crime. Sources: Is The Exorcist based on a true story? Real-life tale of Roland Doe's possession that's more terrifying than the film and TV show by Jo-Anne Rowney https://www.mirror.co.uk/film/exorcist-based-true-story-real-11303612 The True Story of the St. Louis House That Inspired The Exorcist by Chad Garrison https://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/hell-of-a-house/Content?oid=2491650&showFullText=true 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. SUBSCRIBE! iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher! You can also stream directly from our website. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices







Episode 34: The Mystery of Marie Roget & Mary Cecilia Rogers
Aug 21 2018 53 mins  
On July 25, 1841, Mary Cecilia Rogers told her fiance she was leaving to visit family. Her body was found floating in the Hudson River three days later. Edgar Allan Poe heard of her mysterious demise and sought to solve her murder through his writing. In 1842, he published the first detective story inspired by a true crime, “The Mystery of Marie Roget.” 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. We want to give a shoutout to the following shows that we think you'll love (and they have promos at the closing of this episode)! Status: Pending Podcast (https://statuspending.podbean.com), The CrazyClinic Podcast (https://thecrazyclinicpodcast.com), and Talk Spooky To Me (https://soundcloud.com/user-458847302-364282312)! Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Zombies, Deadites & More: An Interview with Author Dana Fredsti
Aug 03 2018 40 mins  
In this interview special, we chat with author Dana Fredsti, a writer/producer/director/theatrical sword fighter (she's in Army of Darkness) and animal lover! We had a great time talking about how she writes about zombies, science fiction and murder, details on her career doing stunt work (including being in Army of Darkness), favorite true crime and more! Her most recent novels include Time Shards & Spawn of Lilith, both published by Titan books! You can follow Dana on Facebook at https://facebook.com/danafredsti/, https://twitter.com/zhadi1, and Instagram https://instagram.com/zhadi1 and can pick up her novels pretty much wherever books are sold. Her website is danafredsti.com. 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. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices






Episode 31: Heavenly Creatures
Jun 11 2018 63 mins  
16-year-old Pauline Parker and her best friend, 15-year-old Juliet Hulme murdered Pauline’s mother to try to avoid being separated. The story of their friendship and rich fantasy life was brought to the screen in 1994’s Heavenly Creatures, directed and co-written by Peter Jackson. This is based on a true crime. We're super-excited to re-record this episode since it was the topic of our first episode and had not only some 'debut show' nervousness, but also some sound engineering problems. So we're happy to give you an all-new yet familiar episode about Pauline Parker, Juliet Hulme, and Heavenly Creatures! 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. SUBSCRIBE! iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher! You can also stream directly from our website. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices











Episode 27: True Crimes Based on Movies
Apr 05 2018 50 mins  
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. Visit our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased, our Facebook page, and our Facebook group. Visit Nature vs Narcissism on their website and on Instagram @naturevsnarcissism, Twitter @nvsnpodcast, their Facebook page, and their 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Episode 26: Eaten Alive and Joe Ball
Mar 19 2018 81 mins  
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices


Episode 25: The Executioner’s Song & Gary Gilmore
Mar 05 2018 112 mins  
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. Visit our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices







Episode 22: The Night of the Hunter & Harry Powers
Jan 22 2018 104 mins  
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 Find us at our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. 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 (@wetalkofdreams), their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices








Episode 19: Bob Crane & Auto Focus
Dec 11 2017 94 mins  
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. Find us at our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices




Episode 18: Maria Marten & Murder in the Red Barn
Nov 28 2017 71 mins  
Note: In this episode we use an outdated term for the Romani people. We are very sorry and appreciate our listeners taking the time to set us straight! On May 18, 1827, Maria Marten left home to meet her lover, William Corder, at the Red Barn, a local landmark in Polstead, England. One year later, her stepmother, Ann Marten, has a series of prophetic dreams which led to the discovery of Maria’s body buried under the barn. The Red Barn murder, as it became known, captured the public’s interest, inspiring broadsides, ballads, and plays, and made the barn a tourist destination. In 1935, the story was first adapted for the screen in the British melodrama “Murder in the Red Barn”. This is Based on a True Crime. This episode is sponsored by Studio Sweden, maker of fine headphones. To get 15% off any purchase, use discount code BASED. 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. Find us at our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. 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)! Our promo spot for Studio Sweden features a music track called 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices











Minisode: The Poughkeepsie Tapes
Oct 27 2017 43 mins  
It's a minisode! The Poughkeepsie Tapes may be too scary to contain in one episode, so we teamed up with the Victims and Villains podcast for a great discussion about a really creepy, controversial movie about the details of a serial killer's decade of terror as captured on videotape. NOTE: This was our first Skype capture, so we may sound slightly different at times. We start off with an interview with Josh from Victims and Villains, Chelsea then dives into the background of some notorious snuff films and finally we jump a discussion all about The Poughkeepsie Tapes film! To complete the experience, check out the Victims and Villains podcast! Subscribe to the Victims and Villains podcast via iTunes/Apple Podcast app, or Stitcher! They can also be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, as well as victimsandvillains.net. If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, the suicide hotline is 1-800-273-8255 or text 741-741. Find your state: http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines. Thanks Josh for joining us on the show! And be sure to check out their episode that we guested on to talk in depth about The Poughkeepsie Tapes! 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. Find us at our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. 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)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices






























Episode 7: Clairvius Narcisse, Zombies & The Serpent and the Rainbow
Jul 25 2017 67 mins  
On May 2, 1962, Clairvius Narcisse was pronounced dead after suffering a brief illness at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti, and was buried in a cemetery near his village. In 1981, he returned to the village, claiming that he had spent two years as a zombie slave, controlled by a powerful Haitian vodou sorcerer. This case, and the phenomenon of zombification, was investigated by ethnobotanist Wade Davis in his book, “The Serpent and the Rainbow,” which served as the basis for Wes Craven’s 1988 film of the same title. 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. Sources: Dead Man Walking: Wade Davis and the Secret of the Zombie PoisonBy Patrick D. Hahn - http://www.biology-online.org/articles/dead_man_walking.html The Curious Case of Clairvius Narcisse, and Other Instances of Haitian “Zombies” - http://kreyolicious.com/the-curious-case-of-clairvius-narcisse-and-other-instances-of-haitian-zombies/4005 How Haitian Slave Culture Gave Life to Zombies by Matthew Blitz http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-haitian-slave-culture-gave-life-to-zombies The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Serpent-and-the-Rainbow/Wade-Davis/9780684839295 Find us at our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. 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 intro music, called Spray paint it Gold by Little Glass Men can be found here. The music track was edited for length. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices






Summer Announcement
Jul 11 2017 2 mins  
Hey everyone! Life got in the way this past week or so, which means that our episode won't come out until a little later this week. We're also switching to a bi-weekly (one per fortnight) format for our longer episodes with minisodes on alternating weeks. Between research, watching the movies, recording and editing (plus both our full time jobs and art) each episode takes a long time to make and we really don't want to skimp on quality in favor of quantity! Our minisodes will be similar to the Awakening the Zodiac episode (but 20-30 minutes hopefully unless I talk too much!), and will also give us the freedom to talk about some of our favorite horror movies, current true crime events, etc! We hope you enjoy our new format and we look forward to your feedback! (And sorry for the late episode!) 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. Find us at our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. 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 intro music, called Spray paint it Gold by Little Glass Men can be found here. The music track was edited for length. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices









Episode 3: Cropsey
Jun 12 2017 41 mins  
NOTE: As one of our first episodes, the quality of our recording methods wasn't as advanced and we had only a basic knowledge of making a podcast. Many of the reviews don't take that into consideration. If you're just starting out with our show, please try one of our later episodes before writing a nasty review. The legend of Cropsey has been told around many campfires in the New England area as a warning tale for misbehaving children, and inspired a number of slasher movies. In the 1970s, the legend seemingly came to life when children on Staten Island began disappearing. Save one, their bodies were never found. This is Based on a True Crime. REFERENCES: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madman_(1982_film) https://horrorpedia.com/2013/02/27/madman-1982-american-slasher-horror-movie-overview-cast-plot-reviews-buy-blu-ray-trailer/ http://www.iconsoffright.com/IV_Paul_Ehlers.htm The Killer POV podcast interview with Madman Marz actor Paul Ehlers can be found here: http://geeknation.com/podcasts/killer-pov-ep-103-madman-madman-marz/ The 'Madman' theme song was composed by Stephen Horelick (with musical direction by Gary Sales). 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. Find us at our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. Our podcast intro music, called Spray paint it Gold by Little Glass Men can be found here. The music track was edited for length. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices






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