true crime

Lizzie – USA, 2018

‘The legend of Lizzie Borden’ Lizzie is a 2018 American biographical thriller feature film directed by Craig William Macneill (Channel Zero: Candle Cove; The Boy) from a screenplay written by Bryce Kass. The plot is based on the true story of Lizzie Borden. The movie stars Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jay… Read More ›

Joel – USA, 2018

‘New York’s most notorious serial killer’ Joel is a 2018 American true crime drama horror thriller feature film written, edited and directed by John R. Hand (Forest of the Vampire; The Synthetic Man; Frankenstein’s Bloody Nightmare). The micro budget JRH Films… Read More ›

Cabin 28 – UK, 2017

‘Don’t bother locking the door. They’re already inside.’ Cabin 28 is a 2017 British horror film produced and directed by Andrew Jones (Werewolves of the Third Reich; The Toymaker; The Amityville Asylum; et al) from a screenplay by John Klyza (Silent Night,… Read More ›

Del Playa – USA, 2015

‘Some monsters aren’t born. They’re created.’ Del Playa is a 2015 American horror thriller feature film written and directed by Shaun Hart. Devon Barnes, Ryan Ochoa and Brett Johnson star. Matthew (Alan Ayala) is routinely abused and beaten up by his stepfather…. Read More ›

Awakening the Zodiac – Canada, 2017

‘The deadliest killer in U.S. history… is back’ Awakening the Zodiac is a 2017 Canadian horror thriller directed by Jonathan Wright (Nostrum aka Psychotica) from a screenplay by Jennifer Archer and Mike Horrigan. It stars Shane West, Leslie Bibb and Matt Craven. A down-on-their-luck couple discover… Read More ›

Alleluia – Belgium, 2014

    Alleluia is a 2014 Belgian-French psychological thriller directed by Fabrice Du Welz (Calvaire; Vinyan) from a screenplay co-written with Vincent Tavier. It stars Laurent Lucas, Lola Duenas and Helena Noguerra. Plot: Retells the classic “lonely hearts” case of Raymond Fernandez… Read More ›

Capote – USA, 2005

Capote is a 2005 biographical film about Truman Capote, following the events during the writing of Capote’s non-fiction book In Cold Blood about the inexplicable murders of a Kansas family in 1959. The film was based on Gerald Clarke‘s biography Capote and was directed by Bennett Miller. It was released September 30, 2005, to… Read More ›

Devil’s Knot – USA, 2013

Devil’s Knot is a 2013 biographical crime-drama thriller film directed by Atom Egoyan. The film is based on a true story as told in Mara Leveritt’s 2002 book of the same name, concerning three teenagers known as the West Memphis Three, who were convicted for killing three young… Read More ›

The Black Panther – UK, 1977

The Black Panther is a 1977 British crime thriller directed by Ian Merrick, written by Michael Armstrong (The Haunted House of Horror; Mark of the Devil; House of the Long Shadows). It stars Donald Sumpter, Debbie Farrington and Marjorie Yates. A true case, with details verified… Read More ›

Cropsey (2009)

‘the truth is terrifying’ Cropsey is a 2009 American investigative-crime horror-documentary film, written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The film and its title uses the urban legend of “Cropsey”, akin to the various incarnations of the Boogeyman,… Read More ›