Latest Episodes of True Fiction
The Real Killer Clown That Inspired AHS’ Twisty
It’s hard to imagine anything more horrific than American Horror Story’s disfigured clown Twisty or Stephen King’s Pennywise, but as deeply unsettling as that fiction is, the truth that inspired it is so much worse. Believe it or not, there’s a root to this evil, and its name was Pogo.
The Hidden Origins Of The Jedi - True Fiction
The Jedi are real. They existed a long time ago; not in a galaxy far far away, but here on this planet. Better known to us as the samurai.
How Jackie Chan Mastered Pain
From Project A to Supercop, Jackie Chan has suffered innumerable life-threatening injuries for his craft. The question is why? What compels him to throw himself off a clock tower, suffer severe spine damage, only to climb back up and do it all over again?
How The Shining Explores The Dangers Of Isolation
Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is a terrifying look at the effects that isolation can have on a person, but just how accurate is the iconic horror movie in its portrayal? Did all work and no play make Jack a dull boy, or was it due to the remote nature of the Overlook Hotel? Kurt Indovina breaks down the very real impact of isolation and looks at how The Shining explores the dangers of it through lead character Jack Torrance.
How A World War Inspired The Lord Of The Rings - True Fiction
The Lord of the Rings may be a work of high fantasy, but did you know there was a devastating real event that tied our world to Middle-earth, the mythical land of Elves, Orcs, and Hobbits?
The Unexplained Deaths That Inspired A Nightmare On Elm Street - True Fiction
Freddy Krueger may be a work of fiction, but did you know that he was based on a very real nightmare that claimed the lives of many in their sleep?
How Nuclear Warfare Inspired Godzilla - True Fiction
Godzilla may seem like an impossible work of science fiction, but did you know that the origins of the monster are deeply rooted in our reality?
The Unsolved Murder That Inspired Twin Peaks - True Fiction
You may be familiar with the story of Laura Palmer, the homecoming queen whose death kickstarted the iconic series Twin Peaks, but do you know about the real murder that inspired the show?
Introducing True Fiction - GameSpot Universe’s New Series!
From the unsolved murder that made Twin Peaks to the nuclear origins of Godzilla, the line between real life and pop culture is murkier than you might think. Introducing True Fiction, GameSpot Universe’s new video series! Join us every Sunday as we peel back the layers of fantasy to reveal the truth behind the fiction.