On ‘Dateline’ an indie horror film gets a real-life plot twist with ‘Killer Role’

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(NBC News) – Wyn Reed is an Oregon actress cast as a killer in “From the Dark,” a small-budget horror film. When filming wraps, a real-life plot twist reveals Wyn’s real name is Tucker and she has been charged with killing her uncle. Both the filmmakers and the detectives find themselves wondering where the performance ends and reality begins.

Friday’s broadcast follows the six-episode, “Killer Role,” podcast series hosted by Keith Morrison.

Here’s a preview of Morrison’s report:

This is a horror movie, oh, yes. A horror movie with all its requisite darkness. Its setting, its spine-chilling story, its disturbing characters. But, really, where does performance end, and reality begin?

OPERATOR: Jackson County 911 emergency.

OPERATOR: Tell me what the emergency is.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE SPEAKER: All I can tell you is a gun went off.

This is also a story about family. About ambition, accomplishment, sharing.

OPERATOR: Are you in danger?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE SPEAKER: Yes.

OPERATOR: Okay, is the person that did the firing of the weapon, are they there now?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE SPEAKER: Yes.

So, yes, a horror movie.

Watch tonight’s all-new “Dateline,” on NBC4 at 9 p.m., right after an all-new “Blacklist.”

About “Dateline”

“Dateline NBC” is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 29th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Natalie Morales, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy.

Dateline is the #1 Friday newsmagazine and reaches more than 17 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms and podcasts.

The stories range from compelling mysteries to powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations. When major news breaks, they go to the scene, putting the pieces together to bring the viewer the full picture. And in every story they tell, they help the real people who lived the events share their journeys with the viewer.

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