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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    Yolanda Saldívar is proof that people who obsess over people and meet them in person, and or just crazily infatuated over them end up killing said person in the end. Good luck to those with obsessed fans, upset them and they’ll most likely end your life, with a tire iron.