Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed over 50 victims, mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a Communist state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case. Written by
You don't want to know what he does... You just want to know when he's caught.
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Did You Know?
The movie Child 44
(2015) is based on the same events (albeit from a fictionalized account published in 2008). See more
On the day of Chikatilo's arrest, the trees bear green leaves, despite it being late November in Russia. See more
Goddamn it! What is happening to me? My heart is pounding, my collar feels tight; what the hell is this?