Based on the true story surrounding the disappearance of Juanita Nielson, an activist against mass development in Sydney in the late 1970s.
A routine run on a quiet weekday morning would lead to a gruesome discovery and thrust investigators into one of Australia's most bizarre murders.
When a young girl's body is found in a park in the teeming rain, the police had the odds stacked against them. They would need to call on all their investigative and forensic skills to solve a crime that even today, sends a chill down the spines of those who lived through it. Hosted by Lisa McCune, we look at the tireless work of detectives, and the scientific procedures that helped catch notorious serial killer Paul Denyer.
This gripping South Korean thriller takes the Australian Outback as its setting for a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Eight strangers are led to believe that they have been selected for a Survivor-style television reality show to compete for a million-dollar prize. However, as eliminated contestants start turning up dead, they realise the game has life-or-death consequences.
Based on the successful series from the UK, Crimes That Shook Austalia will look at Australian crimes that shocked our nation. On 8th November 2010, Jason Downie broke into the house of his friend's girlfriend, Chantelle Rowe. Chantelle and her parents, Andrew and Rose, were asleep when he entered the house. Alerted to an intruder, Andrew Rowe confronted Downie but was stabbed at least 29 times and eventually died. Downie then turned to Rose Rowe who had also awoken and discovered what had happened; he attacked and killed her in the same way.
In November, 2007, Amanda Knox, an American exchange student living in Perugia, Italy, was arrested and tried for the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, a British student living in the same cottage. The motive, according to the prosecutor, was that a sex and drug orgy got out of hand and Amanda Knox was an evil temptress who sought revenge on her roommate whom she rivaled and resented.
Winner of four Independent Spirit Awards, this illuminating and daring classic about a small group of drug addicts was the breakthrough picture from Oscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant.
Nearly a decade has passed since the film makers began investigating Robert Durst and his alleged crimes. They have spoken to more than 100 participants in Robert's story, including family, friends, police, lawyers, jurors and journalists.
Two brothers try to keep their independent trucking company in business battling cutthroat competition from unscrupulous trucking companies and from crooked distributors as they drive by night. After ten years of the Great Depression, scrappy Joe and Paul Fabrini are still, just barely, in business.
In the 33 years since Kathie Durst disappeared, no progress has been made in finding out what happened to her, or finding her body. Without answers, her family and friends continue to hunt for the truth.
Galveston, Texas becomes a media circus as the press descends on the sleepy seaside town to cover the trial of Robert Durst for the murder of his neighbour, Morris Black. Robert's multimillion-dollar legal team decides to make an unusual plea, he will admit to having dismembered the corpse, but for the murder will plead not guilty by reason of self-defence and accident. The town of Galveston and the entire country become engaged in the drama of the trial as his lawyers take the unusual step of putting Robert himself on the witness stand.
A group of strangers are held up in a rural farmhouse battling constant attacks from dead locals who have been brought back to life by mysterious radiation.
Based on the true story of the investigation into the 1990s New South Wales' backpacker murders that led to the arrest and conviction of serial killer Ivan Milat.
When two LAPD detectives are sent to a remote Alaskan town to aid in the investigation of an alarming teen murder, they find themselves under the glare of the region's perpetual daylight.
Susan Berman was the daughter of a famous Las Vegas mobster, Davey 'The Jew' Berman, who was a partner with 'Bugsy' Siegel in The Flamingo Hotel. Robert Durst's closest friend since they attended UCLA together, she had a mobster's mentality and matching code of ethics; people said she would do anything for a friend. Since Kathie Durst's disappearance two decades earlier, Robert Durst had been the subject of media and public scrutiny, and she had become his spokesperson to the media. Some say that Robert and Susan kept each other's secrets, and that if anyone knew what happened to Kathie, it would be Susan.
Based on the true story of the investigation into the 1990s New South Wales' backpacker murders that led to the arrest and conviction of serial killer, Ivan Milat.
Durst's interview with Jarecki begins with his childhood, when he witnessed his mother's suicide. His father, Seymour, pressures young Robert to join the family business and Durst describes his disinterest in following in his father's footsteps.
A theatre troupe rehearsing a classic play of murder, betrayal and phantasmagorical vengeance find life bloodily imitating art backstage, in this wild cinematic detour from madly prolific Japanese auteur Takashi Miike. In Japanese.
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