Murder Porn or ‘True Crime’ Goldmine? : A Look into the ID Discovery Channel

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Welcome back to the randomness! This is our last week focusing on Halloween! I have been focusing on my favorite horror movie series and even defending a few clunkers in those series. In this last entry in Horror Movie Month, I will be discussing something truly horrifying.
True horror or as I like to call it the Investigation Discovery channel.
If you don’t know the true addiction that is the Investigation Discovery channel let me guide you through this weird world of true horror and mystery.

Investigation Discovery is a channel full of shows (the last I counted they were up to 30 or 40 shows on at once) that cover ‘true crime’. It is a channel that carries weird shows like Tabloid and Momsters and truly horrifying shows like Fatal Vows and A Crime to Remember. The channels do carry Dateline and 48 Hours, which is where my addiction started.
I started watching Dateline when I was sick with a cold and could not find the remote. I ended up getting sucked up in the mystery and hoping that the grieving family got their justice. Eight hours later and eight mysteries solved I was hooked. I found other shows, and I never looked back.

I think channels and shows like Investigation Discovery and Dateline are so popular because it gives people a look into a world they never want to see for themselves. These horrible things people do to each other are at an arms distance that makes it easier to watch. I think humans are interested and horrified at what we can do to each other when a certain situation or mood strikes. A lot of the shows cover serial killers, but a good amount of them cover average people losing their minds. Which makes it even scarier. It could be us losing our minds. It isn’t just some characters on a screen being portrayed by actors.

These are real stories and real people. That is scarier than any horror film and at the same time a fascinating look into the human psyche.

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Stick around because I end this month giving you reasons to watch certain shows on the ID Channel.
Until then, the randomness has ended for the day. Hope you enjoyed!

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