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

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

    Dracula & Vlad the Impaler

    Dracula & Vlad the Impaler

    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)!
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    • 46 min
    Winchester (House)

    Winchester (House)

    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

    • 40 min
    Urban Legend(s)

    Urban Legend(s)

    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

    • 56 min
    Poisoned Candy Myths, Facts and Candyman

    Poisoned Candy Myths, Facts and Candyman

    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

    • 47 min
    The Entity & Doris Bither

    The Entity & Doris Bither

    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

    • 51 min
    The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    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

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