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The Shocking Truth digs deep into notorious real-life murders and crimes and explores how Hollywood turned them into its most memorable thrillers. The behind-the-scenes stories of how these gruesome events became unforgettable movies is as fascinating as the true crimes themselves. Through cinematic re-enactments and exclusive interviews with the writers, directors and cast members, as well as the detectives, attorneys, and criminologists who investigated the actual crimes, we lay out a compelling story line — how despicable wrong doings became art, creating moments etched in our pop culture.
Ed Gein was a Wisconsin farm hand who robbed graves and fashioned costumes from the dead bodies of women before turning to murdering his own victims; he was also the inspiration for Robert Bloch's 1959 suspense thriller, "Psycho.''
The Zodiac Killer terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area with a string of unsolved murders; director David Fincher turned author Robert Graysmith's non- fiction account of the crimes into "Zodiac''; archival interviews with the stars.
Helle Crafts went missing from her home in Newtown, Connecticut and was never seen again. The court ruled that her husband killed her and disposed of her body using a wood chipper. The Coen Brothers heard that twisted story and used the "Wood Chipper Murder" as inspiration for their 1996 Oscar wining film Fargo. Featuring archival interviews with stars Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare and directors Joel & Ethan Coen.
As the heir to a billion dollar fortune, John E. du Pont, could buy whatever or whoever he wanted. When the avid wrestling fan persuaded two gold-medal winning brothers to join his team, they thought they were getting the chance of a lifetime. What they got was a deadly shock. In director Bennett Miller's Oscar- nominated film, Steve Carell undergoes a stunning transformation to play du Pont. This chilling story of delusion, paranoia and obsession won international acclaim, taking home top honors at the 2014 Cannes film festival. Featuring archival interviews with stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave and director Bennett Miller.
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