A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
When I first saw the trailer to this movie, I was expecting it to be a lot different. What I mean by this is… I was expecting it to walkthrough the murders of John Wayne Gacy. They should of had Gacy in his infamous clown outfit, and tell the story of how he murdered and raped the innocent kids. Even though, I wouldn’t want to see the rape scenes. I would love to see a fact based movie through Gacy’s eyes.
Out of all the serial killers I have ever known, I think John Wayne Gacy was probably the only one that I was really scared of. I don’t know why he gets to me, but he does. It’s either the idea of a real killer clown, or the thought of how he killed and raped all of those innocent kids, and kept the corpses under his house. Growing up, I was always facinated by serial killers, because of how they thought and how they were different. Kind of like a real life slasher film. Other than Gacy, I think the next one would be Ed Gein. Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer never got to me, as much as those 2 did.
Anyways, this movie IS based on a true story. It’s through the eyes of a college student, Jason Moss, who wanted to do a term paper on John Gacy. The storyline was really good. There were a few boring moments, but it’s based on the best-selling book “The Last Victim”.
As for the acting, I thought everyone played their characters really well. William Forsythe played the part of John W. Gacy, and he did extremely well with the character. Jesse Moss played the part of Jason Moss. I don’t think they were related in any way, but it was strange to see their last names match. I even looked it up, because I was thinking he was the brother.
If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s definitely worth watching, at least once. Just don’t expect the movie or storyline to be a horror movie. If you enjoy movies like Silence of the Lambs, then you’ll know what to expect, because it was sort of similar to that film. When I first came across the movie, the website had it listed under horror genre. It is a drama / crime film, though.
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