In 1989, five New York teenagers — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise — were questioned and arrested for the rape and beating of a woman in Central Park. The case started a media firestorm, with calls to reinstate the death penalty in New York state and stoking racial animus among New Yorkers. In 2002, Matias Reyes, a convicted murderer and serial rapist in prison, confessed to the crime which was confirmed by DNA evidence. The five men spent between 6 and 13 years in prison. This is their story. When They See Us premieres May 31, 2019 on Netflix.
Killer sharks, killer snakes, and now director Peter Strickland adds killer dresses to the mix with his latest project. The A24-backed film puts a bizarre spin on the horror genre when a cursed dress wreaks havoc on the people that wear it. Starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Gwendoline Christie, and Hayley Squires, In Fabric will go to theaters June 29, 2019.
Military food rations were made to have long storage times but not quite 65 years. As YouTuber Taras Kul demonstrates, this survival MRE from 1954 is no longer ready-to-eat. As he unpacks the kit, which includes gum, sugar, tea, coffee, fruitcake, and cheese, items are not only inedible but some have even aged beyond recognition.
Amid rumors of production problems, DC Universe pushes forward with their Swamp Thing web series. The live-action adaptation goes to the marshes of Louisiana as Abby Arcane investigates a swamp-born virus. Andy Bean and Derek Mear portray Alec Holland and his slimy alter ego when the series begins streaming on May 31, 2019.