Ep. 180 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Movie Time Presents “The Case of the Hillside Stranglers”

May 20, 2023

In the final episode of California Screaming month, we bring you an all new installment of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Movie Time. This time they’re opening the vaults and blowing the dust off some ¾” video cassettes — otherwise known as scrolling through pages on Paramount + — to serve up this creaky, sanitized and maybe-not-quite accurate TV movie, THE CASE OF THE HILLSIDE STRANGLERS. After the crash course in serial killer depravity offered by their previous episode on the notorious LA serial killers, how does this dramatization hold up? A serial spree killing investigation that incorporates romantic intrigue and the distraction of a young Billy Zane’s questionable mustache and wig, it leads us into an interesting discussion of why some horrifying true crime stories get the sophisticated big screen treatment and some do not. Most importantly, find out what part of the country the True Crime Movie Time Summer Film Festival is headed to next!

Christopher & Eric
Christopher & Eric
Christopher Rice & Eric Shaw Quinn

New York Times bestselling novelists Christopher Rice (The Burning Girl Series) and Eric Shaw Quinn (The Write Murder Mysteries) return to their studio on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip for an all new podcast that’s all talk. Join them for their trademark blend of humor, irreverence and passionate opinion as they dish on some of the most popular true crime TV shows of the moment in their recurring, special feature “Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club”. (A production of TDPS, the same network that brought you the comedy/variety and celebrity interview filled fun of The Dinner Party Show.)

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