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Murder is Our (True Crime of) Passion

Death Becomes Us True Crime Festival was so much fun in 2018, we are doubling up in 2019 for 2 editions.

The festival is BACK this March for a special New York City edition (PROUDLY supported by HLN) and you are in for some real treats. We also brought some new pals on board like The Lineup who let us curate a special Death Becomes Us Creepy Crate! If you subscribe by February 10th and enter promo code DEATH you could win a pair of All Access Festival Passes!

But back to the festival, how can you attend? Well…

The All Access Festival Pass and tickets to the first round of individual shows will go on sale Friday 2/1 at 10am!

What’s the All Access Festival Pass get you? Great question! The very limited, very reasonably priced All Access Festival Pass will get you into every show (there will be AT LEAST 8 OF THEM between March 20th – 24th)!

What’s reasonably priced? Another great question! At $125 you’re saving SO MUCH PER SHOW. Have more questions? Check out this handy ALL ACCESS PASS FAQ.

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Death Becomes Us is a true crime pop culture festival curated by Brightest Young Things. It takes place at Gramercy Theatre, Town Hall, and more TBA in New York City from Wednesday, March 20th through Sunday, March 24th. You can buy tickets to individual shows as they go on sale at www.deathbecomesus.com!

What can you expect at the festival?

Podcasts, experts, maybe some screenings, authors, weird stuff! There will be at least two shows per night and all shows are general admission. This page will be updated with more details as shows and more details are announced, but here’s what we’re working on so far:

Damien Echols in Conversation with Dave Hill @ Gramercy Theatre 3/21

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Damien Echols is a ceremonial magician. He spent over 18 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit, and is the subject of four documentaries, including the Paradise Lost Series. Since his release Damien has written several books, the most recent of which: High Magick: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row was released last year. Damien will be in conversation with his friend: comedian, writer, musician, actor and man-about-town Dave Hill.

HLN Night – with Golden State Killer Investigator Paul Holes @ Gramercy Theatre 3/22

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Join Cold Case expert Paul Holes (of Golden State Killer solving fame, most recently) and HLN’s Jax Miller & Sarah Cailean, as they discuss strategies and investigation techniques in relation to a new HLN Original Series that explores a harrowing and unique missing persons case that is currently evolving into a much larger story of unsolved murder, cover- up and corruption.  Presented in collaboration with HLN.

HLN Night – Forensic Files Uncorked  w/ Wine & Crime Gals @ Gramercy Theatre 3/22

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Wine & Crime is a hit true crime / comedy podcast, you know and love. What you didn’t know is that it started in part because Amanda, Kenyon, and Lucy bonded over their love of Forensic Files. Join them as they chug wine, screen and chat about their favorite FF episodes, and unleash their worst Minnesota accents! PLUS: fun, girly things to do before and after. Presented in collaboration with HLN, the exclusive TV home of FF.


Wrongfully Accused – Mindhunter’s John Douglas with Amanda Knox and Damien Echols, moderator TBA @ Town Hall 3/23

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Join John Douglas, author of Mindhunter, as he speaks with Amanda Knox and Damien Echols about the painful journey of being wrongfully accused. Damien spent 18 years in prison wrongfully convicted as a member of the West Memphis Three. He was released on an Alford plea. Amanda spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial before she was exonerated for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Discover how they both lived through it and came out the other end stronger.





Check out how much fun we had in 2018 – photos here

In the meantime enjoy this mysterious, creepy, at times true crime content:

Our annual and very comprehensive BEST MURDER MYSTERIES TO STREAM Guide /// Photo recap of last year’s true crime festival! /// Why True Crime? with last year’s festival talent! /// Our interview with Damien Echols /// Our American Crime Story Suggestion Box /// Making A Murderer Law Team Valentines /// and be on the lookout for more

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Death Becomes Us is Supported By

Thank You to the Death Becomes Us Hotel Partner

(use the code TRUECRIME2019 when booking for a special discount the week of the festival)

Thank You To Our Friends

For creating a magical, true-crimey DEATH BECOMES US crate for this occasion

(use the code DEATH if you subscribe by Feb. 10th for a chance to win a pair of All Access Festival passes)