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Campside Media, Wondery



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An apartment complex hosts a big Halloween party with themed rooms and costumed partygoers. By the end of the night one of the party’s hosts is murdered. And the partygoers are the main suspects in the eyes of the police: was it the guy in the devil mask, the guy dressed as Jesus, the bank robber, the construction worker? As a complex investigation winds its way through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even a psychic, the police zero in on one suspect in particular -- but why? From Campside Media and Wondery, the makers of Chameleon and the Sh...

Critic Reviews

Score: 4.8

Emma Dibdin • New York Times Nov 23, 2021

"That gathering provides a wide array of suspects, all of whom are investigated in this absorbing, emotional ten-episode series."

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Score: 4.5

Mr. Hipster • Mr. Hipster Blog Oct 19, 2021

"...this story feels particularly modern and present in a way a lot of the others pods I’ve listened to don’t. I suppose in feeling more like an old-fashioned doc, this feels weirdly modern and different. The theme of justice is certainly part of it, but the approach is very different. The hosts don’t personalize the story. They don’t integrate their feelings, or even act as the audience avatar. It’s more academic than that — yet wholly effective and compelling nonetheless. The end result of the pod is, like most true crime programming, not particularly satisfying. So in one sense, you’re frustrated. And in another you’re also happy, but sad. It’s all very confusing feelings wise. But it’s certainly worth a listen..."

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Listener Reviews

Score: 4.5

Safoora B. Mar 1, 2022

"Stumbled on to this true crimes podcast about a murder during a Halloween Party in the Seattle area in October 2008. The host of the podcast does a great job of combing through all the details and taking the listeners through the events. He received a letter from the accused which led him to look into the murder and then the trial. This case also shows that DNA evidence doesn't always "work."…"