The new HBO series True Detective has captivated the attention of millions of viewers with its gripping story and intense atmosphere. The show’s creator, Nic Pizzolatto, revealed that his inspiration for the show actually had a basis in reality. In 2014, Entertainment Weekly asked Pizzolatto to provide the source of his inspiration, to which he answered by suggesting the curious combination of “Satanism, Preschool, Louisiana”.
This prompted Vice Magazine to investigate further, and what they found was truly shocking. It turned out that there had been a real-life case involving an old church family perpetuating ritualistic child molestation – a situation eerily similar to the plot of True Detective. In order to uncover more details on this disconcerting true crime story, Vice created a documentary entitled “The Real”, where two law enforcement officers traveled to Louisiana and revealed their experience with investigating this heinous act.
Vice’s documentary gives viewers an unprecedented look into one of America’s most disturbing criminal cases. Through interviews with those directly involved in the investigation as well as detailed examination of evidence from the trial itself, “The Real” provides a comprehensive insight into this horrific event that has now become part of television history through its influence on True Detective. If you’re interested in learning more about this unique crime case and gaining an understanding of its implications on popular culture today, don’t miss this riveting documentary!