You're not alone if you too are addicted to crime documentaries.
By Pam Quinn (Writer)
I. Love. Crime Documentaries. I could watch MSNBC'S "Lock UP" on a week marathon if I had the option.
Just recently I saw this incredible documentary called "Life WIth Murder" which was based on the 1998 murder of Michigan native Jennifer Jenkins.
The story and theme of this particular documentary really comes to you as a surprise as it becomes more about a parent's love for their child then about the murder of their other child. How important the idea of family can be when you feel yours has broken down to nothing. You've got to hold on to what you can to feel normal... under ANY circumstance.
Thanks to Netflix instant I have also enjoyed such documentaries as the the Teena Brandon story, which the movie Boys Don't Cry was based on and Aileen, the Life and Death of a Serial Killer which is what the movie Monster was based on. And that brings me to my next love of watching movies based on true stories that have to do wtih a murder or kidnapping. This usually makes me want to research footage of the actual event. Am I okay in the head? Is there something really wrong with this addiction of mine? Ill tell you when it gets wrong... when I'm home alone having watched 6 crime documentaries in a row and every noise I hear becomes an assurance that someone's about to break into my apartment and have their way with me... then I have to watch something else to take me out of the "Crime" mood.
Recently the preview for a certain movie that's coming out was brought to my attention. If you are like me and have a taste for the thrill of crime documentaires, tell me that this preview doesn't make you poop your pants a little bit.
PAM QUINN Moved to California from New York at age 14 and entered the professional world of writing at 17 on the west coast. By her 20th birthday she had three original works produced in the Los Angeles area. Rising from sketch comedy writing and a background in theatre, Pam collected what she had learned over the years and compiled it into playwriting. She began collaborating on an idea for an original musical (Right Together, Left Together) with Will Collyer and Jacob Harvey. Since moving back to New York in ’05, Pam hasn’t stopped breathing this idea. She co-founded The Unknown Artists (www.theunknownartists.org) with Emily Clark and continues to be prolific within this fantastic company. www.uaplayclub.wordpress.com
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