9 episodes

Journey back to 1981, when four people were brutally murdered in their home in the Hollywood Hills. The Wonderland Murders is the tale of a violent home invasion robbery and the revenge rampage that followed. It involves a drug-fueled gang of criminals, a crazed crime kingpin -- and the world’s most famous porn star on a downward and deadly spiral. Join Young Charlie host Tracy Pattin and writer/director Larry Brand and they take you back to Wonderland Ave.

The Wonderland Murders by Hollywood & Crime Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 4.4 • 3.5K Ratings

Journey back to 1981, when four people were brutally murdered in their home in the Hollywood Hills. The Wonderland Murders is the tale of a violent home invasion robbery and the revenge rampage that followed. It involves a drug-fueled gang of criminals, a crazed crime kingpin -- and the world’s most famous porn star on a downward and deadly spiral. Join Young Charlie host Tracy Pattin and writer/director Larry Brand and they take you back to Wonderland Ave.

    Introducing: Chameleon - Hollywood Con Queen

    Introducing: Chameleon - Hollywood Con Queen

    For the past 6 years, someone — or some group — has been terrorizing a certain class of Hollywood workers. Strivers — day players and physical trainers and make-up artists and security guards — receive a phone call or email offering the job of a lifetime. A key role on a major film, or TV show. This offer comes from a powerful woman — one of the biggest producers or studio executives in the industry. All these strivers have to do is get on a plane, for Jakarta, immediately. But when they land, there is no producer. There is no movie. It’s all a fraud. This is the incredible true story of one the longest and strangest cons in history. Tag along as two long-time journalists untangle the story of the Hollywood Con Queen scam, and embark upon an obsessive quest to figure out who’s behind it.

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    • 8 min
    Wondery Presents: Bunga Bunga

    Wondery Presents: Bunga Bunga

    Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style.

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    • 5 min
    Capture

    Capture

    LAPD detectives arrest fugitive John Holmes in Miami and bring him back to Los Angeles, where he is charged with the four Wonderland murders. But convicting him will be difficult, since the prosecution’s key witnesses are victim Susan Launius, who can’t remember anything, and two drug addicts with long criminal records. As Detective Lange says, "When a crime occurs in hell, you don't have angels for witnesses."




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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Revenge

    Revenge

    The Wonderland Gang celebrates their successful robbery of drug kingpin Eddie Nash. Although there’s talk of finding a new place before Nash can retaliate, Ron Launius decides to stay, certain he has the firepower to protect the house. The group spends the night doing drugs – unaware that Eddie Nash has found a way in.




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    • 41 min
    The Robbery

    The Robbery

    After finding John Holmes's palm print at the house on Wonderland Avenue, police need to determine if the porn actor was a witness to the murders – or a participant. But what Detectives Tom Lange and Bob Souza really want to know is if Holmes will give up Eddie Nash. They’re confident Nash ordered the murders in retaliation for a home invasion robbery at his place two days earlier. If John doesn’t cooperate with police he could face the death penalty. But if he does, he could face something even worse…Eddie Nash.




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    • 41 min
    The Inside Man

    The Inside Man

    As John Holmes’s drug use makes him unreliable on the set, film jobs are harder to come by. Increasingly desperate, he’s begun stealing from his wife, his friends, his coworkers. But just when Holmes is about to hit rock bottom, he meets drug kingpin Eddie Nash and things start to look up – at least for a while.




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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

Jdpullin ,

Love this

This story has always intrigued me . I’m a true crime buff & have listened to so many podcasts . I love this format ! I didn’t want the story to end

funkysway ,

Doesn’t get much better!

Fantastic story! Stick with it. When it starts to come together it’s riveting!

SarahJuanita ,

I could barely get through it

Literally felt like every episode was the same, slow and repetitive, not an exciting story

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