Based on True Events

This week we are discussing the real-life events that were the inspiration for the movies Scream, Jaws and The Strangers.

Research by Haley Gray with Haley Gray Research.

Thank you to this week’s sponsors!

Kitsch is offering you 30% off your entire order at
Get ahead of the holiday chaos this year. Get started with today. Sign up with promo code MOMSANDMURDER for a special offer that includes a 4-week trial, plus free postage and a free digital scale. No long-term commitments or contracts.
We highly recommend you check out Master Class. Get unlimited access to EVERY class, and as a Moms and Murder listener, you get 15% off an annual membership! Go to

Listen and subscribe to Melissa’s other podcast, Criminality!! It’s the podcast for those who love reality TV, true crime, and want to hear all the juicy stories where the two genres intersect. Subscribe and listen here:

As always, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and on our website at
Make sure you subscribe and rate our show to help others find us!
We updated our merch store, you can find that at!

Connect with us on social media Instagram: @MomsAndMurder