It’s no secret that I have a little thing for ‘True Crime’. Hell, if I didn’t, then I wouldn’t have done very well at writing ‘Ed Gein: Demon Hunter’.
True Crime is a subject that blends well with the horror genre. After all, the only thing scarier than the monsters we see in film, TV shows and books are the ones that walk like us, talk like us, look like us and could potentially be stood next to us whenever we leave the safety of our homes.
I know that I’m not alone when I say that true crime and the people involved in those stories and reports are fascinating. You can’t help but be intrigued to delve deeper in order to find out what it was that made these vicious killers ‘snap’.
Sadly, a lot of the true crime cases we are most familiar with are just the tip of the iceberg. There is a plethora of cases that are rarely spoken about and many that have remained unsolved for many decades.
That’s just part of the reason why I’m pleased to introduce the latest category of my blog which I like to call ‘Dark Deeds’.
WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU MEAN ‘DARK DEEDS’
As you can probably imagine, True Crime isn’t just about serial killers and their victims. There are multiple types of criminals out there who have been involved with some truly atrocious crimes. And I personally feel that we are doing ourselves a great disservice by not talking about them more.
Yes, of course, we will be talking about killers and murderers. However, we will, from time to time, shed light on other crimes that have taken place throughout history. I will stress that I won’t be writing a new ‘Dark Deeds’ entry every time a breaking news report related to a murder flashes up on our TV screens.
Instead, I will be taking a walk through history and giving certain crimes of the past a brief moment to be highlighted. While some may feel that this is ‘glorifying’ crime, I can assure you that it is the complete opposite. The best way to ‘de-glorify’ crime is to show it in an unfiltered form so that we can all see just how ugly it truly is.
UNCOVERING LESSER-KNOWN CRIMES
Let’s not beat around the bush here. I’m not always going to find a true crime story to discuss that isn’t well documented. However, I do intend to bring more attention to lesser-known crimes for those of you who want to read my ‘Dark Deeds’ posts.
At the end of the day, I would rather try and fail, than never try at all. Besides, just because a true crime story is well known by you does not mean that it is well known by everyone. Which makes it even more important that I discuss these stories with you.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
At present, I can’t say that there is a strict selection process. Although, I do not doubt that I will need to put one together. But this is one of those ‘rare’ cases where I feel that I need to learn as I go along and make the necessary changes as I go along.
The only thing that I can say for sure is that I will be aiming to publish a new ‘Dark Deeds’ post once a month.
Sure, there is a huge possibility that I may post more than one ‘Dark Deeds’ post a month. And I’m sure that I won’t hear any complaints because of this. At the end of the day, those of us who are interested in true crime cases can’t get enough.
And you won’t have to wait long, as I’ll be posting my first ‘Dark Deeds’ post next week.