Most chilling show based on a true story: 'The Act' or 'Dirty John'? | The Tylt
It's one thing to create a chilling show, but knowing the show is based in truth ups the ante. The storylines in "The Act" and "Dirty John" left viewers shocked and appalled, but the most astonishing aspect is that both shows are based off real events. "The Act" follows a woman who manipulates her daughter into believing she is chronically ill when she is actually healthy. "Dirty John" follows a woman who meets the man of her dreams, until she learns he is a total con artist. Which story shocked you more?
Most chilling show based on a true story: 'The Act' or 'Dirty John'?
According to IMDb "The Act" is:
An anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories, including a girl trying to escape her overprotective and abusive mother.
SPOILER: The real Gypsy Rose Blanchard (played by Joey King) is currently serving a prison sentence for being an accessory to her mother's death.
According to IMDb:
Debra's seemingly perfect life is disrupted as she falls for a handsome doctor who sweeps her into a whirlwind romance. But her handsome new beau pulls Debra into a sinister game of psychological manipulation.
SPOILER: The real Debra Newell (Played by Connie Britton) was able to escape John, who was eventually killed at the hands of her daughter. Take a peek at the trailer below.