15 True Crime Documentaries & Movies You Must Binge On Right Now! (Free To Watch On YouTube)



So, I know a lot of you are really into true crime documentaries and TV movies (as long as they are a decent take on the actual murder case) as much as me and I know that a lot of you are stuck indoors right now, like me, trying to save the planet from this damn Covid-19.

To help take your mind off things I've put together a list of true crime documentaries and movies that I really enjoy which you can watch for free right now on youtube (obviously in some countries there may be a block on some of the videos but it doesn't hurt to try, right?)

And you have my blog to keep you going as well lol!

So grab some munchies, a drink, get the throw, the candles lit and get ready to binge watch on these gems...(let me know what you think of them) Hope you enjoy!!


To Catch A Killer (Amazing TV movie based on the serial killer John Wayne Gacy)

Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (One of my fave TV movies based on the book of the case)

The Perfect Son? | The Brian Blackwell Story (Docu based on Brian Blackwell, a young man who murdered his parents and left their bodies in the house as he used their money to take his girlfriend on the trip of a lifetime to America)

Love You To Death (Real Crime docu about an obsessive boyfriend who murdered his girlfriend after she tried to end the relationship)

The Peter Tobin Story (I have covered this story here but this is a really good docu on the case)

The Lee Rigby Story (A shocking docu about the murder of soldier, Lee Rigby in broad daylight on the streets of London)

The Philpotts (I covered this case here recently, this is a good docu about the case and the killer couple)

The Faked Kidnapping: The Shannon Matthews Story (This was a case that gripped England and this docu tells the story of how one mother fooled a nation into thinking her daughter was missing in order to get money. Her daughter was hidden under a bed and drugged by her uncle. Shocking story)

Held Captive For 10 Years (The shocking story of how 3 women were kidnapped and held captive in a house for 10 years)

The Jimmy Savile Story ( I've mentioned him briefly on my blog but for those who don't know the story, this is a great documentary about a man who was considered a ''national treasure'' in the UK only to have been revealed to be one of the worst predatory paedophile's in UK history which was revealed when he died as numerous victims felt safe to come forward. He was a powerful man and had powerful connections and managed to get away with his crimes for decades)

Murdered By My Family (The heartbreaking story of a young girl who was murdered by her family for falling in love with someone they didn't approve of. It's a harrowing story and Banaz went through absolute hell)

The Final 24 - Marvin Gaye (Marvin's death was one of the first cases I wrote about. This docu covers the last 24 hours of Marvin's life and what happened with his father)

The Hunt For The Camden Ripper (This was another story that I covered and this is a really good and informative docu about the case)

The New York Ripper (An interesting docu on the American serial killer, Richard Cottingham)

Manhunt: The Yorkshire Ripper (This is a really good docu about Peter Sutcliffe, the serial killer who stalked the streets of West Yorkshire killing women in the 1970s)

Hope you find these interesting and informative, Happy binge watching, stay safe and I'll see you in the next post x

If you enjoy my weekly true crime posts and would like to subscribe to my weekly personal posts as well as other extras, please check out my Ko-Fi page. You can also make a one-off donation or select one of my monthly subscription tiers. All info is in my profile on my Ko-fi page, any questions, please email me at: caledoniankblog@yahoo.co.uk 

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Special shoutout to my top tier monthly subscribers on my Ko-Fi page:

- Shilo, please check out his incredible guitar skills on his Twitter and Youtube channel.

- Jean Nicolas, follow him on Twitter and Instagram

- Michael, follow him on Instagram

- Peter, follow him on Instagram

These guys are amazing and I thank them all so much for their support.

Check out some of the true crime cases I have covered previously:

The Babes In The Wood (Epping Forest, 1970) | Ronald Jebson

The Deadly Cougar? | The Jimmie Sue Finger Story | 2 Part Series

The Story of Ed Gein (3 Part Series)

Infamous Murderers On Death Row, Their Last Words & Last Meals

The Real Buffalo Bill & His House Of Horror | Gary Michael Heidnik

Playing With Fire: Mick & Mairead Philpott 

What Happened To The Petit Family?

The Most Evil Cult Leader In History? | Roch Theriault

The Truck Stop Serial Killer 

Deadly Lust: The Pamela Smart Story 

The Dark & Haunting History of Overtoun Bridge 

The Stuff Of Nightmares | The Toy Box Killer: David Parker Ray

Beyond Evil: The Murder of Jessica Lunsford 

Death Row Scot: The Kenny Richey Story: Part One

Death Row Scot: The Kenny Richey Story: Part Two

Death Row Scot: The kenny Richey Story: Part Three

Don't Talk, Just Listen...The Weepy Voiced Killer

Amityville | The DeFeo Murders

What Really Happened To Mavis Bran? 

Nowhere To Run: The Marilyn McKenna Story | Part One

 Unsolved : Part Three: The Highway Of Tears & The Disappearance Of Maddy Scott 

Unsolved: Part Two | What Happened To Melanie Melanson? 

- Unsolved: Part One | Molly Bish & Holly Piirainen 

The Dark Side of The Internet: The Amanda Todd Story 

The Story of Bible John

























3 True Crime Cases You May Not Have Heard About



This post is going to be a bit of a long one so I'd suggest getting comfy on the sofa with a cup of tea. If you've been following me on social media for quite a while you may recognise one or two of the cases that I am sharing below as I have written about them before elsewhere online. I thought it would be interesting to briefly combine a selection of different cases all in the same post. 

Don't forget to check out my Ko-Fi page where you can buy me a coffee if you would like to help support my work or become a monthly subscriber and have access to my weekly personal posts. I also share updates on there as well as pictures.

As always, I have to remind you that some of the details that I will be sharing in this post may be disturbing. 

Sooo, let's get to it!

(Left: Stuart Hazell. Right: Tia Sharp. Picture credit: telegraph.co.uk)

The Murder of Tia Sharp:

This monster is Stuart Hazell, He murdered and sexually assaulted (post mortem - after death) his adopted 12 year old granddaughter Tia Sharp in New Addington, London in August 2012.

This was a high profile murder case here in the UK and the background details of Stuart's romantic relationships with Tia's mother and grandmother were a bit strange to say the least. Stuart had been in relationships with both daughter (Tia's mother) and the mother (Tia's grandmother) and for years he acted as a grandfather to Tia and helped raise her. Tia adored him and thought the world of him but what nobody knew was that Stuart hid a dark past, he'd had a difficult childhood and spent a lot of time in carehomes as well as being involved in petty crimes. 

As Tia got older, she began to be interested in things like boys and makeup, she loved putting lipstick on and styling her hair, all normal things for a young girl to do but Stuart began to have an unhealthy obsession with the child. He would take pictures of Tia and record videos of her on his phone. If she stayed overnight at her grandmother's house, he would sneak into the bedroom she was sleeping in and secretly record her sleeping. 

Tia was reported missing in 2012 and Stuart Hazell was the last person to see her alive as she was staying at the house he shared with her grandmother (he claimed they had been playing video games the night before whilst her grandmother was working a nightshift). Staurt told the police that he had given Tia some money as she said she was going into town to buy some shoes and she just didn't come back.

For days, Stuart played the frantic, concerned grandfather doing TV appeals and interviews, wearing T-shirts with Tia's face on them, holding up missing posters of Tia and even took part in a search for her with members of the local community. Stuart looked scared and worried as any relative of Tia's would be, but he wasn't scared because the child was missing, he was scared because he knew what he had done and he knew that the truth would soon come out.

Mistakes by the police were made quite early on in the investigation, they had been to Tia's grandmother's house and did a ''quick'' search and found nothing, Stuart must have thought that he'd gotten away with it. The sickening truth came to light when Tia's grandmother noticed a horrific smell in the house and no matter how hard she cleaned it just wouldn't go away. The smell came from the attic and that is where they found the poor child's body, naked, wrapped up in a trash bag, decomposed and her clothing and smashed glasses found near her. Nobody could imagine what Tia's grandmother must have felt, knowing that her grandchild's body had been up there whilst she was in the same house.

Knowing the game was up, Stuart Hazell ran off and the police were soon on his tail. Luckily, they caught him. Tia's grandmother was arrested but released without charge as they found no evidence that she knew or had any idea what happened. Both Tia's mother and grandmother have appeared in TV interviews since and spoke about their utter devastation and anger about what happened to Tia.

With Stuart in custody, the police searched the house again, inch by inch. They checked Stuart's phone as well as an SD card which he had hidden in a doorframe. What they found on the phone and SD card was sickening. Stuart recorded himself putting objects into his anus and performing sexual acts on himself, even more disturbing and horrifying was the videos he had recorded of Tia after he had killed her. I don't want to go into too much detail because it is horrendous but he disrespected the child's lifeless body. 

Stuart tried to tell the police that Tia had fallen down the stairs and he panicked but nobody bought his stories and he was found guilty and sentenced to life with a minimum of 38 years in May of 2013.

(Donald Henry Gaskins. Picture credit: thestate.com)

The Meanest Man In America?:

Donald Henry ''Pee Wee'' Gaskins Jr (13th of March 1933 - 6th of September 1991) was an American serial killer. He was nicknamed ''Pee Wee'' as a child because he was small for his age, as an adult he was 5"2 and weighed approx 130 lbs. He was later given the nickname ''The Meanest Man In America'. Donald was convicted of 9 murders committed in South Carolina between 1973 and 1975 but he was suspected of the murders of 31 people. He also murdered two fellow inmates on death row and later claimed that he had actually murdered between 80 - 110 people. He was exectued in the September of 1991. 

I remember one of the first true crime books that I ever read was ''Final Truth: The Autobiography of Mass Murderer/Serial Killer Donald ''Pee Wee'' Gaskins by Donald Henry Gaskins and Wilton Earle''. Wilton spent 15 months interviewing Donald where nothing was off limits. This book was and still is, the most horrific book that I have read to date. It was VERY graphic, there was no hiding away from the details and it gave a real insight into the mind of a monster. 

I read this book when I was 15 and even now the memory of it still shocks me.

(Blanche Taylor Moore. Picture credit: journalnow.com)

The Black Widow Murders:

Blanche Kiser Taylor Moore also known as ''The Black Widow'' is an American convicted murderer from Alamance County, North Carolina. She is currently on death row awaiting execution for the 1986 arsenic poisoning of her boyfriend. Blanche is North Carolina's oldest woman on death row. She is also suspected of the murder of her mother-in-law and her first husband and the attempted murder of her second husband in 1989. Blanche would give people food that contained arsenic-based ant killer. 

Author Jim Schutze wrote a book about the murders called ''Preachers Girl''. In 1993, the amazing Elizabeth Montgomery starred as Blanche in the movie ''Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story'', based on the book (this is one of my favourite true crime movies, check it out here).

In a strange and sad twist of events, the lead prosecutor in Blanche's trial, Janet Branch committed suicide in 2015 by walking into traffic on the Interstate 485 in Charlotte, North Carolina.


I hope you enjoyed my brief coverage of these three cases and if you would like me to do some more of these types of posts, let me know. Thanks as always for your support and please keep yourselves safe. See you in the next post x 

Further reading & sources:


If you enjoy my weekly true crime posts and would like to subscribe to my weekly personal posts as well as other extras, please check out my Ko-Fi page. You can also make a one-off donation or select one of my monthly subscription tiers. All info is in my profile on my Ko-fi page, any questions, please email me at: caledoniankblog@yahoo.co.uk 

All of my social media links are here, you can also keep up to date with my latest true crime posts here

Special shoutout to my top tier monthly subscribers on my Ko-Fi page:

- Shilo, please check out his incredible guitar skills on his Twitter and Youtube channel.

- Jean Nicolas, follow him on Twitter and Instagram

- Michael, follow him on Instagram

- Peter, follow him on Instagram

These guys are amazing and I thank them all so much for their support.

Check out some of the true crime cases I have covered previously:

The Babes In The Wood (Epping Forest, 1970) | Ronald Jebson

The Deadly Cougar? | The Jimmie Sue Finger Story | 2 Part Series

The Story of Ed Gein (3 Part Series)

Infamous Murderers On Death Row, Their Last Words & Last Meals

The Real Buffalo Bill & His House Of Horror | Gary Michael Heidnik

Playing With Fire: Mick & Mairead Philpott 

What Happened To The Petit Family?

The Most Evil Cult Leader In History? | Roch Theriault

The Truck Stop Serial Killer 

Deadly Lust: The Pamela Smart Story 

The Dark & Haunting History of Overtoun Bridge 

The Stuff Of Nightmares | The Toy Box Killer: David Parker Ray

Beyond Evil: The Murder of Jessica Lunsford 

Death Row Scot: The Kenny Richey Story: Part One

Death Row Scot: The Kenny Richey Story: Part Two

Death Row Scot: The kenny Richey Story: Part Three

Don't Talk, Just Listen...The Weepy Voiced Killer

Amityville | The DeFeo Murders

What Really Happened To Mavis Bran? 

Nowhere To Run: The Marilyn McKenna Story | Part One

 Unsolved : Part Three: The Highway Of Tears & The Disappearance Of Maddy Scott 

Unsolved: Part Two | What Happened To Melanie Melanson? 

- Unsolved: Part One | Molly Bish & Holly Piirainen 

The Dark Side of The Internet: The Amanda Todd Story 

The Story of Bible John

























True Crime Podcasts To Get You Through Quarantine | Part One


We are going through a bit of a tough time right now and one of the things that is essential for our mental wellbeing is relaxation and one of the things that I like to do when I'm chilling out or relaxing in a bubblebath, is listening to true crime podcasts.

There's a few which are my favourites but I have since discovered some more which I have listed below. I sent out a tweet on my Twitter page last night and I got a fantastic response, there were so many amazing podcast links that I will have to create a second post to cover them all so if you don't find your podcast here, keep your eyes peeled for a future post.

As much as it is important to keep up with the news of what is going on, it's also important to switch it off and have a breather, too much negative news can put a real strain on you and cause anxiety to rise, so, turn off the news, grab some tea, some munchies, relax on the sofa and get stuck into these podcasts below....




I will be including some more in a second post. I will also be having my own podcast in the future. Hope you enjoy listening to these fantastic podcasts and if there is any you love and want to recommend, please leave them in the comments below and I will include them in part two.

Stay home, stay safe x

If you enjoy my weekly true crime posts and would like to subscribe to my weekly personal posts as well as other extras, please check out my Ko-Fi page. You can also make a one-off donation or select one of my monthly subscription tiers. All info is in my profile on my Ko-fi page, any questions, please email me at: caledoniankblog@yahoo.co.uk 

All of my social media links are here, you can also keep up to date with my latest true crime posts here

Special shoutout to my top tier monthly subscribers on my Ko-Fi page:

- Shilo, please check out his incredible guitar skills on his Twitter and Youtube channel.

- Jean Nicolas, follow him on Twitter and Instagram

- Michael, follow him on Instagram

- Peter, follow him on Instagram

These guys are amazing and I thank them all so much for their support.

Check out some of the true crime cases I have covered previously:

The Babes In The Wood (Epping Forest, 1970) | Ronald Jebson

The Deadly Cougar? | The Jimmie Sue Finger Story | 2 Part Series

The Story of Ed Gein (3 Part Series)

Infamous Murderers On Death Row, Their Last Words & Last Meals

The Real Buffalo Bill & His House Of Horror | Gary Michael Heidnik

Playing With Fire: Mick & Mairead Philpott 

What Happened To The Petit Family?

The Most Evil Cult Leader In History? | Roch Theriault

The Truck Stop Serial Killer 

Deadly Lust: The Pamela Smart Story 

The Dark & Haunting History of Overtoun Bridge 

The Stuff Of Nightmares | The Toy Box Killer: David Parker Ray

Beyond Evil: The Murder of Jessica Lunsford 

Death Row Scot: The Kenny Richey Story: Part One

Death Row Scot: The Kenny Richey Story: Part Two

Death Row Scot: The kenny Richey Story: Part Three

Don't Talk, Just Listen...The Weepy Voiced Killer

Amityville | The DeFeo Murders

What Really Happened To Mavis Bran? 

Nowhere To Run: The Marilyn McKenna Story | Part One

 Unsolved : Part Three: The Highway Of Tears & The Disappearance Of Maddy Scott 

Unsolved: Part Two | What Happened To Melanie Melanson? 

- Unsolved: Part One | Molly Bish & Holly Piirainen 

The Dark Side of The Internet: The Amanda Todd Story 

The Story of Bible John

























Quarantine, endless cups of coffee and true crime with Jo



Every now and then I like to do a Q&A post on my blog as a little bit of a change and to perk things up a little as you know we are having a really difficult time right now. I was sent some very interesting questions, some of which are too naughty to post here so the answers to those questions will (Q&A part two) be sent out to my top tier subscribers (for all info on my tiers and weekly personal posts, see my Ko-Fi page).

Don't forget to check out the cases I have covered (they will be listed at the end of this post) and you can find me on Twitter: @CaledonianKitty / @CaledonianTweet as well as Instagram and elsewhere on social media.

If you enjoy my weekly content, please consider buying me a coffee or becoming a regular subscriber where you can gain access to my weekly personal posts, monthly newsletter etc.

Soooo, let's get stuck into these questions!

Q1, How does it feel staying inside all of the time?


To be honest, I'm a bit of a hermit when I'm not working, dancing or shopping. I love just relaxing at home.


Q2, Describe how you are feeling right now?


I go through a mixture of emotions every day since we found out about all of this. I get waves of panic and then there's times when I feel hopeful and optimistic about getting a vaccine and seeing an end to this but I know we have a tough road ahead.

Q3, How long do you think this will go on for?

I'm not an expert and judging by how careless some people have been (still attending pubs, hanging out in large groups etc), I think it will continue to grow. We were hoping that people would stay indoors to help either slow down the virus or stop it completely. I have no idea, it could be months or even until the end of the year. I think we can kiss goodbye to spring and summer, possibly next winter too. 



Q4, What are you doing to keep you sane?


Well, the funny thing is...I seem to always be busy doing something at home, work related or blog related. I'm working out and dancing at home cause I can't get to the studio right now. I enjoy reading, researching and watching horror movies.


Q5, Last movie you watched?


28 Days Later.



Q6, Do you think you will ever travel again after what's happened with the pandemic?


Yes, I have lots of plans to travel in the future, obviously I wll be extra careful but there are a few places I dream about going to and I think that people should keep positive thoughts like this in their minds, especially at this time. We need something to work towards, to think positive about.



Q7, What is your favourite make-up brand?


I love Dior and Max Factor. I have so much make-up from all high end to high street.


Q8, Are you reading any books at the moment?


I'm currently reading 'A British History of Serial Killing' by the fantastic Prof David Wilson.


Q9, What perfume are you wearing right now?


I've actually got two on, Wonderlust by Michael Kors and Bamboo by Gucci.


Q10, Will your write more serial killer cases, I love how you put them together?


I have a list of serial killers and I will be including more on my blog, stay tuned!




Q11, Favourite thing to order from McDonald's?

Veggie burger, strawberry milkshake and FRIES with ketchup!!! (awwww, I want some right now!!! I love fries and ketchup). Sometimes, If I'm really hungry, I'll buy a doughnut for dessert. I just heard today that McDonald's is closing until further notice because of Covid-19.

Q12, Do you have any advice for anyone who's having a hard time in isolation?


Just try to relax as much as possible, do a lot of reading, binge watch your favourite shows or movies. Have long, relaxing bubblebaths and showers. Try cooking different things. Plan for the future and sort out things in your house. Things are difficult right now but it won't be like this forever.


Q13, Is there a serial killer you won't write about?


Probably Ted Bundy because I think everyone and their mother knows his story and there's so many books, docus and movies about him.


Q14, What are you drinking right now?


Chamomile, Vanilla and Manuka Honey tea. I drink that a lot, especially right now to help relax me.


Q15, Which movies are you planning on watching next?


I'm not sure, but I fancy doing a binge on the 4 Psycho movies one night. I actually love all of them and fancy just making some popcorn and getting lost in the movies.




Hope you enjoyed my Q&A post, check out my latest cases below and if you're interested in checking out part two (where all the NSFW 18+ questions & answers are), see my Ko-Fi page for more details.


Stay safe, stay strong, keep indoors as much as possible, keep your distance from people, wash your hands and take care of yourself. We will all get through this!


See you in the next post x x x x 


If you enjoy my weekly true crime posts and would like to subscribe to my weekly personal posts as well as other extras, please check out my Ko-Fi page. You can also make a one-off donation or select one of my monthly subscription tiers. All info is in my profile on my Ko-fi page, any questions, please email me at: caledoniankblog@yahoo.co.uk 

All of my social media links are here, you can also keep up to date with my latest true crime posts here

Special shoutout to my top tier monthly subscribers on my Ko-Fi page:

- Shilo, please check out his incredible guitar skills on his Twitter and Youtube channel.

- Jean Nicolas, follow him on Twitter and Instagram

- Michael, follow him on Instagram

These guys are amazing and I thank them all so much for their support.

Check out some of the true crime cases I have covered previously:

The Babes In The Wood (Epping Forest, 1970) | Ronald Jebson

The Deadly Cougar? | The Jimmie Sue Finger Story | 2 Part Series

The Story of Ed Gein (3 Part Series)

Infamous Murderers On Death Row, Their Last Words & Last Meals

The Real Buffalo Bill & His House Of Horror | Gary Michael Heidnik

Playing With Fire: Mick & Mairead Philpott 

What Happened To The Petit Family?

The Most Evil Cult Leader In History? | Roch Theriault

The Truck Stop Serial Killer 

Deadly Lust: The Pamela Smart Story 

The Dark & Haunting History of Overtoun Bridge 

The Stuff Of Nightmares | The Toy Box Killer: David Parker Ray

Beyond Evil: The Murder of Jessica Lunsford 

Death Row Scot: The Kenny Richey Story: Part One

Death Row Scot: The Kenny Richey Story: Part Two

Death Row Scot: The kenny Richey Story: Part Three

Don't Talk, Just Listen...The Weepy Voiced Killer

Amityville | The DeFeo Murders

What Really Happened To Mavis Bran? 

Nowhere To Run: The Marilyn McKenna Story | Part One

 Unsolved : Part Three: The Highway Of Tears & The Disappearance Of Maddy Scott 

Unsolved: Part Two | What Happened To Melanie Melanson? 

- Unsolved: Part One | Molly Bish & Holly Piirainen 

The Dark Side of The Internet: The Amanda Todd Story 

The Story of Bible John