There have been many high-profile crimes over the years, but only a fraction have been successfully translated into film. What does a true crime need to make it into the silver screen? Crime author Harold Schechter on what makes for good true-crime movies.
From Slender Man to Robocop to Freddy Krueger and more, read how some killers were inspired by the gruesome actions of fictional villains. And watch our new video on how a group of real armed robbers were influenced by the criminals in 'The Town.'