Get Ready For Oscar Night: Watch The True Crime Cases Behind Acclaimed Films On ID GO

Charlize Theron in Monster [promotional]; Alieen Wuornos mug shot [Wikimedia Commons]

Oscar Night! The 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 4.

  • In 2004, Charlize Theron (above, left) won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos (above, right) in Monster.

Aileen Wuornos [Wikimedia Commons]

Aileen Wuornos [Wikimedia Commons]


Watch the “Monster” episode of Reel Crime/Real Story, which explores the life of Aileen Wuornos, the woman Hollywood dubbed “Monster.” In a never before seen interview, Aileen Wuornos reveals intimate details of the love affair that led her to kill seven men.

  • The film Selena tracks Selena Quintanilla Perez’s rise to stardom in the Latin music world. Jennifer Lopez takes a star turn as the Tejano pop songstress.

Yolanda Saldívar [Mountain View Unit Gatesville]

Yolanda Saldívar [Mountain View Unit Gatesville]

Reel Crime/Real Story: Selena explores the story beyond the movie — a shocking, heartbreaking crime, Selena’s murder by Yolanda Saldívar, that extinguished a bright star’s life and career.

  • To Die For is a dark parody of the infamous Pamela Smart case — the high school teacher whose teenage student and lover killed her husband. Smart is played by Nicole Kidman in the film.

Pamela Smart [Bedford Hills Correctional Facility]

Pamela Smart [Bedford Hills Correctional Facility]

Reel Crime, Real Story: To Die For reopens the case and investigates whether Smart really plotted the murder she’s still behind bars for.

Main photo: Charlize Theron in Monster [promotional]; Alieen Wuornos mug shot [Wikimedia Commons]

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