Welcome to Sword and Scale Nightmares! True Crime for Bedtime. Your nightmare begins now...
What a Boar
In 2016, a notorious Polish librarian took flight to the island of Malta after brutally mutilating a beautiful language teacher named Katarzyna Jaroszyńska. Police were thrust onto a dark journey into the twisted mind of a brilliant and sadistic murderer. Baffled at the savage crime, detectives must uncover the truth and bring the elusive killer to justice.
When a promising young actress is raped and murdered in her childhood bedroom, her family and the police department are stunned as to who could have done this. Two linking crimes eventually lead to the same unassuming suspect.
During some of Romania’s toughest times under Communist control, a vampire stalked the streets after midnight seeking out prey to satisfy his urges for blood and death. While the crimes were initially ignored to spare the country’s reputation, Ion Rimaru would finally be caught and named the Butcher of Bucharest.
18-year-old Aprina Paul was a nursing student following her dreams when she mysteriously went missing. Her mother Alice Larrue never gave up hope, even when Aprina’s killer continued to harass her.
No Good Deed
Mormons and entrepreneurs Tony and Katherine Butterfield were the kind of people who gave a leg up to anyone who needed it. They invited jobless citizens to work for their landscaping company and homeless ones into their home. So on the morning of April 18th, 2020 no one could believe it when screams were heard coming from their house, and the pair were discovered fatally wounded while their three small children wondered what just happened. Detectives assumed a disgruntled ex-employee came for revenge even in the quiet town of West Jordan. But the motive for this slaughter was far more insidious.
In Tennessee in 2005 a jury was faced with a difficult question. What would you do if you were in Kim Cunningham’s place? It was a difficult question to answer. After the law failed her once Kim gunned down a man in broad daylight before turning herself in. She claimed it was all for her kids.
It’s great, but why even come out with it if you’re not going to keep going? Gahhh 😑
Episodes are far too inconsistent and even so, not enough content to justify the cost at 2 eps per month (1 regular S&S, one Plus) and Nightmares seems to have just stopped altogether. Seems for the money Mike is making off us listeners, he'd be humbled and grateful, prioritizing a somewhat streamlined experience. Could this all be going to his head? Anyway, hope he reads my constructive criticism on a podcast and goes on about how little he cares in that smug tone as only the greatest of narcissists do so he has a bit more content for those who stick around.
As always a stellar production from Mike and the team. I’ve been a SAShole for a long time and yet my mouth was still agape after Nightmares Epi 1. You do amazing work, but you already know that ;).