Kurt Cobain murder conspiracy theories explored in new docudrama Soaked in Bleach

on April 07, 2014, 5:23pm

If you’ve ever watched a show on Investigation Discovery, you’ll come to know that the entire channel is built around dramatic, oftentimes cheesy, retellings of criminal investigations. My mom is a self-proclaimed “ID addict” and I frequently mock her by talking about everyday things in the undulating, faux-serious tone often taken up by many of the programs’ narrators. It’s not that I find murders to be a laughing matter; I do, however, find the need to “fluff” up such stories to be pretty preposterous.

Enter Soaked in Bleach, a new documentary-drama — heavy emphasis on “drama”, but more on that later — exploring alternate theories on Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994. Yes, even after numerous artists solemnly paid tribute to the legend on the 20th anniversary of his passing this past weekend, and after the Seattle police department’s many efforts to put these sorts of conspiracies to rest, this kind of controversy-seeking film somehow still exists.

While it technically features some documentary footage, a good chunk of Soaked is pure speculation told via dramatic reenactments by hired actors. The main theory put forth is the one in which Courtney Love (played by Sarah Scott) has Cobain (played by Tyler Bryan) killed in order to inherit his money and possessions. Tom Grant, the private investigator who first suspected Love to be the mastermind behind the murder, including the forging of Cobain’s suicide note, is portrayed by veteran actor Daniel Roebuck (he played Dr. Arzt in LOST, so as an obsessive fan of that show, I may just watch this docu).

It may be slightly tempting to watch, but really it seems to be yet another piece of unnecessary — and frankly old, rehashed – chatter from the “conspiracy theories” camp. But hey, if that’s your kind of thing… then, well, it’s your lucky day? There’s no word yet on when the film will be officially released, but here’s a trailer to whet your appetite (via SPIN).


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May 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

your article is biased and judged-mental. Watch the film, then evaluate…there are such a thing as conspiracies, if you dont believe there are, you’re brain dead..(perhaps thats why you write for the media)

April 27, 2014 at 8:51 am

Yes, let’s just brush everything under the rug, nothing to see here….after all, Courtney Love makes the media and record companies too much money…the truth isn’t profitable!

April 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm

For more information

April 8, 2014 at 12:14 am

“Just because you’re paranoid
Don’t mean they’re not after you.”

— Kurt Cobain

April 7, 2014 at 9:28 pm

You see, one thing about the truth is, it NEVER CHANGES.
The police and the Medical Examiner have no forensic evidence that proves Cobain’s
death was a suicide. On the other hand, there’s a
substantial amount of evidence for murder.

The official verdict of “suicide” was simply a rush to judgement which
eventually painted the authorities into a corner as reports of so-called “copy-cat”
suicides began making the news.

April 7, 2014 at 6:08 pm

The only “conspiracy theory” regarding this case, is the “official” story put forth in the media. This is a 20-year old fairy tale sold to the masses by Courtney, Geffin, Goldberg, Carroll and Palladino.


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