real stories

The Death Epidemic That Birthed Freddy Krueger

The inspiration behind one of cinema’s scariest villains is a true horror story.

The Real Story Behind ‘The Irishman’

Martin Scorsese’s latest gangster epic chronicles the life of Frank Sheeran, the army veteran who became an assassin for the…

The Real Story Behind ‘Dark Waters’

The new film from Todd Haynes focuses on Robert Bilott, an attorney who took on the goliath chemical company DuPont.

The Real Story Behind ‘Bombshell’

The movie focuses on the sexual harassment scandal that rocked Fox News in 2016, which exposed a misogynistic epidemic within…

The Horrific True Story That Inspired ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2

The series will investigate a spate of child murders that took place between 1979 and 1981.

The Real Story Behind ‘Annabelle’

Before she inspired a hit horror franchise, Annabelle was just another Raggedy Ann doll possessed by a dead girl.

The Real Story Behind ‘Deadwood’

Learn all about the real people and events that inspired the acclaimed HBO series.

Remembering When ‘Pokémon’ Caused Satanic Panic

Is Pikachu in league with the Devil?

The Real Story Behind ‘When They See Us’

Ava DuVernay’s upcoming Netflix series will explore the notorious real-life case that saw a group of teenagers convicted for a…

The Real Story Behind Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’

The cat-and-mouse chase. The iconic diner scene. The epic shootout. These things actually happened.