REELZ TV Show Schedule

06:00 AM

Tupac Shakur

The famed ‘90s rapper was a prolific talent and a triple threat – he acted, sang and got in trouble with the law. When he died in a drive by shooting at just 25 he left a legacy that can be heard in every rapper who grew up in the nineties and a 5 million dollar debt to his heirs. He also left hours of unpublished music and a litany of lawsuits longer than a gangsta’s rap sheet.

07:00 AM

Tupac & Biggie

Two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the annals of American crime, the murders of Tupac and Biggie have been the subject of exhaustive investigations, relentless speculation and a tangled web of rampant rumors, crackpot conspiracies and dark secrets. But two decades after the deaths in the East Coast/West Coast Hip Hop rivalry, both murders remain officially unsolved. Are the two murders linked? Was Biggie’s death order a retaliation to Tupac’s murder? Could someone have wanted both men dead?

08:00 AM

OJ Simpson

The 1995 murder trial of ex-football star O. J. Simpson captivated the nation. Simpson’s arrest followed his infamous white Bronco car chase, which definitively convinced police and wavering spectators of his guilt in the double homicide of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and waiter Ronald Goldman. His epic and televised was one of the most notorious cases of the 20th century, marking the first time a trial received such intense scrutiny from the media. Simpson’s ‘not guilty’ verdict stunned the country, and led to wild press about whether or not evidence had been planted or wrongfully withheld in court. Did the jury have all the evidence to make a sound verdict? Was the sports hero framed by the LAPD? And if O.J. didn’t kill Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman… who did?

09:00 AM

The Poltergeist Curse

The “Poltergeist” horror films are one of the scariest, best-known movie franchises in Hollywood history, but the terrifying paranormal events portrayed on-screen often pale to the bizarre, mysterious, and sometimes tragic incidents that occurred off-camera. From malfunctioning equipment and on-set explosions, to killer dolls and sudden and tragic deaths, the rumors swirling around the series have both audiences and filmmakers alike asking the question: Could these tragic events just be a horrific coincidence? Or are the Poltergeist movies indeed cursed?

10:00 AM

Poltergeist

Director Steven Spielberg’s film sees an ordinary family tormented by an evil apparition that later takes the youngest daughter Carol Anne into another realm. But the reality behind the fiction is equally as frightening. The film is loosely based on events at a house on Long Island, New York, where the Hermann family were plagued by a so-called poltergeist. Between February and March 1958, bottle tops and lids inexplicably popped, ornaments flew around the house, a heavy bookshelf mysteriously fell over and a Virgin Mary figure soared through the air and struck a mirror 12 feet away. The family, who moved away soon after, believed the events were somehow connected to an ancient Native American burial site near their home – something that features heavily in Spielberg’s movie.

11:00 AM

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The movie was an instant smash when it hit the theaters in 1977 and reawakened man’s obsession with the eternal question: “Are we alone in the universe?” Though a work of fantasy, few realize that Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic was actually inspired by real-life witness testimony, as well as a series of UFO sightings in Michigan in the summer of 1966. Separate science fact from science fiction as we reexamine government documents and put old witness testimonies to the test using modern technology. Spielberg also based his film on the research of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a civilian scientific advisor to Project
Blue Book who eventually admitted that 11 percent of the study’s findings about nidentified flying
objects could not be explained using science.

12:00 PM

Night of the Living Dead

The cult classic feeds off the Haitian belief in zombies could be based on the (admittedly rare) cases where a person was poisoned by tetrodotoxin and later revived inside the coffin and taken from the grave. Furthermore, he added, there was much more to the zombie phenomenon than simply the powder; it was only one part of a deep-rooted sociocultural belief in the power of witchcraft. In Haitian culture, voodoo priests do much more than create zombies; they are said to bring both blessings and curses through magic.

01:00 PM

Saw

This famous franchise featuring the vengeful Jigsaw Killer and his elaborate death traps have grossed nearly a billion dollars worldwide. But the Shocking Truth is that this gruesome and bloody franchise is inspired by a century-plus old case. In the late 1800’s, H.H. Holmes began his criminal career by stealing cadavers in medical school. He would mutilate them and then make fraudulent insurance claims on them. In 1886, he moved to Chicago, building a giant hotel to cash in on the Chicago World Fair – but this was no ordinary hotel. The building was designed like a labyrinth, with no windows on the
top two floors, staircases leading to nowhere and soundproofed rooms. His victims were often homeless men, who had no idea of the hellacious torture they were about to endure. Director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will also revisit this macabre story in their upcoming film “The Devil in the White City.”

02:00 PM

Silence Of The Lambs

Ed Gein and Ted Bundy were already two of the most notorious serial killers in history when author Thomas Harris used them as inspiration for the murderous Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs. With stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins on board, the film became a grisly box office hit and surprise Oscar winner for best picture, best director, best actor and best actress. Featuring archival interviews with stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins.

02:30 PM

Psycho

Everybody remembers Norman Bates, the deranged cross-dressing killer from Psycho, but few know the story of the real life killer that inspired the character. Ed Gein was a Wisconsin farm hand who robbed graves and fashioned costumes from the dead bodies of women before turning to murdering his own victims. Gein inspired Robert Bloch’s 1959 suspense thriller Psycho, which was turned into a film classic by “The Master of Suspense” Alfred Hitchcock a year later. Featuring archival material from Alfred Hitchcock and an original interview with one of the few people still alive that grew up with Ed Gein.

03:00 PM

The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror is an iconic film about a haunted house that spawned a major film franchise. But behind the Hollywood thriller is the shocking true story of a mass murder. Six members of the DeFeo family were brutally murdered in their beds in the middle of the night. The killer claims the house is haunted and an evil presence made him do it. A year later another family moves in and the hauntings continue, inspiring a best-selling book and a hit movie. Featuring archival interviews with Ryan Reynolds and Margo Kidder, and an original interview with the real-life resident of the haunted Amityville house; Daniel Lutz.

03:30 PM

The Exorcist

In 1949 a Catholic priest is called in to perform an Exorcism on a young boy in St. Louis. It takes months to successfully exorcise the demons that both the Church and the boy’s family believe he is possessed by, and a priest writes a diary detailing the excruciating process. The diary inspires a book written William Peter Blatty in 1971, followed by the release of a movie in 1973. The controversial film is blasted by critics, but is one of the highest grossing films of all time. Featuring archival interviews from the films star Linda Blair and screenwriter William Peter Blatty.

04:00 PM

Scream

The “Scream” movies featuring the iconic Ghostface killer are one of the most popular horror franchises of all time. The four films have grossed more than $330 million dollar in North America alone. It also spawned a successful TV series in 2015. But the roots of the story go back to a horrifying murder in Florida in the early 1990’s. Screenwriter Kevin Williamson was inspired to draft an 18-page script treatment about a young woman, alone in a house, who is taunted over the phone and then attacked by a masked killer. He borrowed elements from the real story of serial killer Danny Harold Rolling, a.k.a “The Gainesville Ripper” who murdered four female college students in Florida in 1990. Williamson changed the location from a college to a high school for the original film. The opening scene of the first “Scream” movie featured the gruesome murder of a young woman played by Drew Barrymore. Her grisly murder closely resembles the first brutal slaying committed by Rolling.

05:00 PM

Friday the 13th

The story of a hockey-mask wearing serial killer stalking his victims at a summer camp has inspired numerous sequels and reboots since its debut in 1980. But the Shocking Truth is that this horrifying story has its roots in the Nordic region of Europe. On Sunday, June 5th of 1960, four young teenagers were camping out on Finland’s Lake Bodom, a picturesque locale that bears a striking resemblance to the faux Crystal Lake. Between 4am and 6am, an unknown maniac wielding a knife brutally murdered three of the youngsters. The fourth victim managed to escape with a fractured jaw and a concussion. A handful of suspects were questioned by police, including a maintenance man, a vagrant and even a KGB spy, the latter of whom showed up at a local hospital the day after the murders, covered in red stains. Despite the fact that one of the suspects confessed to the murders, sufficient evidence was never found to convict him of the crime, and to this day the bizarre case remains unsolved

06:00 PM

Shark Terror: The Real Jaws

Over a hot summer holiday weekend tens of thousands of vacationers take to the ocean shore. One young man, a newly graduated college student from Philadelphia, goes for an afternoon dip and forty feet from shore is attacked and killed. Five days later the Bell Captain at a popular beachside resort is also attacked. Throughout the region beachgoers panic, hotels empty, and lifeguards with guns patrol the seas. Then seventy miles north and a mile inland a group of local boys are cooling off in a tidal creek. The shark strikes one of the youngest. The children run through town looking for rescuers. His only hope is an athletic, 24-year-old, home town favorite named Stanley Fisher. With the entire town watching from the creekside, he repeatedly dives in searching for the young boy and finally rises with the body in his arms, when the shark attacks again. Fisher escapes with massive injuries. Meanwhile down the creek another group of boys is swimming. Again the shark attacks. It’s a tug-of-war between the youngest boy, his friends and the shark. Will anything stop this serial killing shark?

08:00 PM

Croc Terror: Man-Eating Monster

A prehistoric, monster crocodile is on the loose. It’s killed a young girl and a fisherman… and anyone could be its next victim. A brave team of hunters is racing to catch the predator, but this hunt could push them over the edge. Can anything stop… Croc Terror: Man-Eating Monster?

10:00 PM

Jaws

During the summer of 1916, the resort beaches of the Jersey Shore ran red with blood. For 12 days the Jersey man-eater terrorized the Eastern Seaboard. Five people were attacked and only one survived, leaving the public and scientists wondering just what was in the water… and when it would strike again? These real life shark attacks inspired Peter Benchley’s best-selling book in 1974 and Steven Spielberg’s 1975 hit thriller “Jaws”. Featuring archival interviews from Steven Spielberg, and the film’s stars Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfus.

10:30 PM

Croc Terror: Man-Eating Monster

A prehistoric, monster crocodile is on the loose. It’s killed a young girl and a fisherman… and anyone could be its next victim. A brave team of hunters is racing to catch the predator, but this hunt could push them over the edge. Can anything stop… Croc Terror: Man-Eating Monster?

12:30 AM

Jaws

During the summer of 1916, the resort beaches of the Jersey Shore ran red with blood. For 12 days the Jersey man-eater terrorized the Eastern Seaboard. Five people were attacked and only one survived, leaving the public and scientists wondering just what was in the water… and when it would strike again? These real life shark attacks inspired Peter Benchley’s best-selling book in 1974 and Steven Spielberg’s 1975 hit thriller “Jaws”. Featuring archival interviews from Steven Spielberg, and the film’s stars Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfus.

01:00 AM

Celebrity Page

Packed with behind the scenes access, red carpets and celebrities, Celebrity Page brings you the inside scoop on the world of entertainment. From the best of film, music, TV and fashion to the latest celebrity weddings, babies, hook-ups or break-ups, Celebrity Page is the place to get up close and personal with your favorite stars.

01:00 AM

Scream

The “Scream” movies featuring the iconic Ghostface killer are one of the most popular horror franchises of all time. The four films have grossed more than $330 million dollar in North America alone. It also spawned a successful TV series in 2015. But the roots of the story go back to a horrifying murder in Florida in the early 1990’s. Screenwriter Kevin Williamson was inspired to draft an 18-page script treatment about a young woman, alone in a house, who is taunted over the phone and then attacked by a masked killer. He borrowed elements from the real story of serial killer Danny Harold Rolling, a.k.a “The Gainesville Ripper” who murdered four female college students in Florida in 1990. Williamson changed the location from a college to a high school for the original film. The opening scene of the first “Scream” movie featured the gruesome murder of a young woman played by Drew Barrymore. Her grisly murder closely resembles the first brutal slaying committed by Rolling.

01:30 AM

Celebrity Page

Packed with behind the scenes access, red carpets and celebrities, Celebrity Page brings you the inside scoop on the world of entertainment. From the best of film, music, TV and fashion to the latest celebrity weddings, babies, hook-ups or break-ups, Celebrity Page is the place to get up close and personal with your favorite stars.

02:00 AM

Poltergeist

Director Steven Spielberg’s film sees an ordinary family tormented by an evil apparition that later takes the youngest daughter Carol Anne into another realm. But the reality behind the fiction is equally as frightening. The film is loosely based on events at a house on Long Island, New York, where the Hermann family were plagued by a so-called poltergeist. Between February and March 1958, bottle tops and lids inexplicably popped, ornaments flew around the house, a heavy bookshelf mysteriously fell over and a Virgin Mary figure soared through the air and struck a mirror 12 feet away. The family, who moved away soon after, believed the events were somehow connected to an ancient Native American burial site near their home – something that features heavily in Spielberg’s movie.