Nathan Lund, a comedian in the Fine Gentleman's Club, may not strike Denver comedy fans as a man of letters, but those who listen closely will be unsurprised. However, there' a lot going on beneath Lund's direct, unvarnished style of joke-telling and his wooly appearance. An integral figure in t ... More >>
The original Maniac hit theaters in 1980, and quickly became a slasher classic by heralding a new era in on-screen depravity. The grimy, gritty film about a serial killer who scalps women and collects mannequins famously depicted a close-up of a shotgun blast to the head, multiple scalpings and othe ... More >>
More than twenty years after the story broke, America's fascination with cannibal sex killer Jeffrey Dahmer lingers on. In The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, a new documentary on the case playing tonight and tomorrow at the Sie FilmCenter for the Denver Film Society's Watching Hour, three of the people close ... More >>
One of the central questions in the case of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes involves whether his attorneys will employ the insanity defense. The legal tactic has been used many times in mass slayings and other shocking crimes, and not always effectively: Note that serial killers John Way ... More >>
Metal is often stereoptyped as being a violent genre. And while violence is a indeed a common theme in the lyrics of many bands -- and granted, even the concept of mosh pits is violent -- when you combine that with the violence we're all exposed to in movies, TV and video games, it's easy for metal- ... More >>
Update below: The Denver District Attorney's Office has announced that it's solved four cold cases: the murders of a quartet of women between 1979 and 1988. The slayer: Vincent Groves, who may be the most prolific serial killer in the state's history.
Big pic below.Update: It didn't take long for a jury to decide the fate of Kervin Rogers in not one, not two, but three separate murders over a one-month period in late 2009. Two hours after deliberation began, they returned with a trio of guilty verdicts.
Big pic below.Although Scott Lee Kimball is a convicted serial killer, he's equivocated over time about his role in three of the four murders authorities have long believed he committed. But in an enormous letter to his cousin, author Ed Coet, that found its way into the possession of the FBI ... More >>
David Fincher has made a name for himself by giving audiences cerebral stories with a penchant to wash out color as often as possible. His latest film was the universally applauded Social Network, but before he wowed the critics he won over the common people with some of the best films to eve ... More >>
Scott Kimball.Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett's campaign against John Suthers for Colorado Attorney General is running ads arguing that Suthers let serial killer Scott Kimball remain free as an informant, while Garnett put him behind bars. Texas-based author Ed Coet, who's written a bo ... More >>
RIP: Lou SmitLou Smit, who passed away Wednesday at 75 after a battle with cancer, was the kind of hard worker who never got the hang of retiring. In his case, the work was homicide investigation. And sticking with it put hundreds of truly scary, violent men behind bars.
Julie Cunningham.Most articles about the arrest of Richard "Rossi" Moreau, who's been accused of murder in a Saturday night shooting in Vail that left one person dead and three injured, have noted how rare such incidents have been in the ski community. Reference this Vail Daily report, which ... More >>
Anybody for locking up Ricky Lee Harnish for longer than 24 years? A show of hands, please.Ricky Lee Harnish traded a confession in the 1976 Holly Andrews case for a reduced charge with a potential ten-to-24-year sentence -- waaaay too sweet a deal for a guy who admits to raping and murdering ... More >>
Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger.Earlier today, I expressed astonishment that Ricky Lee Harnish, who's admitted to having raped and murdered teenager Holly Andrews in 1976, will likely face a sentence that maxes out at 24 years. Clear Creek Sheriff Don Krueger, in whose jurisdiction And ... More >>
Apparently, it's never too early to be thinking about Christmas. At least, not if you're in boozy, hard-rocking outfits such as HOSS or Supersuckers. Those two bands just dropped a limited-edition, split 10" vinyl on July 30 to celebrate Christmas in July. The record features two songs each ... More >>
Slayer. For a desciption of "Psychopathy Red," the Slayer seven-inch arriving in time for Record Store Day, we turn once again to our friends at Vintage Vinyl. "The first new music since 2006's ferocious Christ Illusion, 'Psychopathy Red' is a blast of proper thrash metal by the band that invented ... More >>
Sure, free beer and gratuitous sex are great reasons to be in a garage band. But the holy grail, of course, isn't getting zonked or getting laid -- it's getting signed. And that's just what 29th St. Disciples have done. The foursome have been grinding in the trenches of Denver's punk scene and ... More >>
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