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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. We discuss murders, mysteries and the pop culture they have spawned.

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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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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English


Episodes

Zombies, Deadites & More: An Interview with Author Dana Fredsti

8/3/2018
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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...

Duration:00:39:19

Episode 33: Wolf Creek & Ivan Milat

7/20/2018
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In the Fall of 1992, seven bodies were found in the Belanglo State Forest, all belonging to young people who had disappeared while hitchhiking in New South Wales, Australia. The account of a man who survived a terrifying attack years prior lead police to Ivan Milat, one inspiration for the deranged killer in the 2005 Australian horror film, Wolf Creek. 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...

Duration:01:16:33

Episode 32: Memories of Murder & the Hwaseong Serial Killer

6/25/2018
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In the early morning hours of September 15, 1986, the body of 71-year-old Lee Wan-im was found in the rice fields hear her home, strangled to death and bound with her own clothing. Crimes like this were not common in the rural city of Hwaseong in South Korea, but over the next five years they would become an almost regular occurrence: the work of a still unidentified serial killer. In 2003, the story of the Hwaseong serial murders was brought to the big screen by Bong Joon-ho in his...

Duration:00:51:04

Episode 31: Heavenly Creatures

6/11/2018
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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....

Duration:01:01:16

Tales from the Murder.ly Network

6/11/2018
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We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network! In this very special episode, we hear true crime stories from our friends on the network. Be sure to check them out at http://murder.ly! 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. Listen to exclusive monthly...

Duration:03:17:21

Episode 30: First Year Podcast Anniversary Q&A

5/21/2018
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Happy one year anniversary of our show! It's been an amazing year and we are celebrating by answering questions that you asked us through social media! We discuss our favorite murders who haven't had movies made about them, cases that we hope never get adapted into movies or television, how we started the show, our favorite pizza and much, much more! Thanks for your support during our first year! Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of...

Duration:01:01:34

Episode 30: First Year Podcast Anniversary Q&A

5/21/2018
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Happy one year anniversary of our show! It's been an amazing year and we are celebrating by answering questions that you asked us through social media! We discuss our favorite murders who haven't had movies made about them, cases that we hope never get adapted into movies or television, how we started the show, our favorite pizza and much, much more! Thanks for your support during our first year! Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of...

Duration:01:01:34

Episode 30: First Year Podcast Anniversary Q&A

5/21/2018
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Happy one year anniversary of our show! It's been an amazing year and we are celebrating by answering questions that you asked us through social media! We discuss our favorite murders who haven't had movies made about them, cases that we hope never get adapted into movies or television, how we started the show, our favorite pizza and much, much more! Thanks for your support during our first year! Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of...

Duration:01:00:04

Episode 29: Bobby & Ila Fae Dent and The Sugarland Express

4/29/2018
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On May 2, 1969, a desperate bid by Bobby and Ila Fae Dent to avoid arrest would lead to one of the longest police chases in history, spanning 6 hours and nearly 300 miles of Texas countryside. The events were adapted for the big screen by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg in his full-length film debut, 1974’s The Sugarland Express. 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...

Duration:00:50:31

Episode 28: Murder in the First & Henri Young

4/15/2018
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In 1939, convicted bank robber Henri Young tried and failed to escape from Alcatraz. Three years later, after spending time in solitary confinement, he stabbed Rufus McCain, a fellow escapee, to death. His subsequent trial hinged on his brutal treatment within the Alcatraz system and particularly while in solitary. In 1995, his story was adapted into a film, Murder in the First, which presented a very favorable, if somewhat inaccurate, portrait of his life. This is Based on a True Crime....

Duration:01:19:03

Episode 27: True Crimes Based on Movies

4/4/2018
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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...

Duration:00:48:10

Episode 26: Eaten Alive and Joe Ball

3/18/2018
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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...

Duration:01:18:09

Minisode: Winter Holiday Horror

12/3/2017
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In this episode, we celebrate winter holiday horror movies (mostly Christmas horror movies). We begin the discussing with an overview of the controversy surrounding 1984's Silent Night, Deadly Night. We then have an in-depth chat about some of the best Christmas/Winter Holiday horror films and end with some of our favorite non-horror holiday films and tv specials. 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...

Duration:00:24:47

Episode 18: Maria Marten & Murder in the Red Barn

11/27/2017
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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...

Duration:01:10:10

Minisode: My Friend Dahmer

11/19/2017
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My Friend Dahmer is the film adaptation of Derf Backderf's true story graphic novel about his time hanging out with Jeffrey Dahmer in high school, before Dahmer started killing people. We were able to catch a screening of it in Cincinnati - join us as we talk about our thoughts on the film! 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...

Duration:00:21:44

Minisode: Crime-Solving Ghosts & Lady in White

11/6/2017
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In this minisode we discuss ghosts who solved their own murders and the 1988 film "Lady in White." 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 You can also stream directly from our website. Find us at our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased...

Duration:00:33:34

Minisode: Favorite True Crime

6/8/2017
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In a special minisode, Chelsea and David discuss their favorite films based on a true crime, their favorite true crime stories and more. 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. Of course,...

Duration:00:20:47

Episode 02: The Amityville Horror

5/29/2017
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In November of 1974, 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York was the scene of the gruesome mass killing of the DeFeo family by their older son, Butch Defeo. 14 months later, the next residents of this house fled their property due to a series of terrifying paranormal experiences. Their story inspired the Amityville Horror movie franchise.

Duration:00:59:38