S1: E14 - Skylar Neese / Issei Sagawa


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Between the Crimes

True Crime

*WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC EPISODE* Happy Thanksgiving everyone! What better day to release a new episode of Between the Crimes! Just in time for you all to settle down, spend time with family & friends, and get ready for a nice warm meal. Interestingly enough, we have a very special episode for you today. Brace yourself, this is one of the most graphic and disgusting true crime stories we have ever shared here on this podcast. The faint of heart should not listen to this episode, particularly part two -- and the squeamish should absolutely not listen to this episode before Thanksgiving dinner. Consider yourself warned... Join us first for the story of Skylar Neese. She was a 16-year-old girl whose life was brutally cut short by those she trusted most. Personal thank you to the creators and staff of NBC's Dateline for providing us, yet again, with phenomenal information for a case. Then, hear the graphic and violet story of Issei Sagawa -- the man who got away with a brutal, cannibalistic crime. Happy holidays! Important Sources & Other Info Documentary films featuring Sagawa include:Cannibal Superstar (Viasat Explore, Sweden, 1986, 47 minutes) Excuse Me for Living (Channel 4, UK, 1993, 60 minutes) The Cannibal That Walked Free (Channel 5, UK, 2007, 46 minutes) Interview with a Cannibal (Vice, US, 2011, 34 minutes) Caniba (Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, France, 2017, 97 minutes) A 1986 short film by Olivier Smolders, Adoration, is based on Sagawa's story.[15] "Too Much Blood", a song on the Rolling Stones' 1983 album Undercover, is about Sagawa and violence in the media. His crime also inspired the Stranglers' 1981 song "La Folie". The Noise Black Metal band Gnaw Their Tongues also released an EP titled Issei Sagawa in 2006. Sagawa's crimes, and his later career as an actor, were discussed in the 2015 documentary Fear Itself by filmmaker Charlie Lyne. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Skylar_Neese  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2956846/  https://www.facebook.com/datelinenbc/posts/tonight-at-87c-we-tell-the-story-of-skylar-neesewatch-a-preview-of-tonights-date/10103902145411179/