MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,714 this week

Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)

Video  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  22 July 2008 (USA)
3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 444 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 10 critic

Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 04 May 2011
 
a list of 3563 titles
created 13 Sep 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 13 Dec 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 04 Feb 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (Video 2008)

Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (Video 2008) on IMDb 3.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Boston Strangler: The Untold Story.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A film based on the notorious mass killer Richard Speck, who systematically tortured, raped and murdered a group of student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966.

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Corin Nemec, Amy Lyndon, Coley Feifer
Star-ving (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: David Faustino, Corin Nemec, Coolio
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

The true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., John Burke, Kelly Curran
B.T.K. (Video 2008)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Inspired by the real-life serial killer, B.T.K is the gruesome story of Dennis L. Rader, a murderer who systematically tortured and killed his victims for over two decades while evading the... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Kane Hodder, Amy Lyndon, Odessa Rae
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Based on the true story of one of history's most demented serial killers.

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Corin Nemec, Kane Hodder, Jen Nikolaisen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An adept spoof of cinema's behind-the-scenes experiences, Not Another B Movie combines frightening and disgusting zombies with frightening and disgusting hack directions to tell a hilarious... See full summary »

Director: John Wesley Norton
Stars: Byron Thames, Larry Thomas, James Vallo
Nightstalker (Video 2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

Inspired by the true story of the most publicized and deranged serial killer known to everyone as "The Night Stalker." He stalked and killed relentlessly, keeping the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles terrified.

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Adolph Cortez, Elissa Dowling, Victoria Ullmann
Married with Children (1987–1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal
The Strangler (1964)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An overweight lab technician with low self esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of female nurses.

Director: Burt Topper
Stars: Victor Buono, David McLean, Diane Sayer
Citizen X (2007)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The last day in the life of a woman, struggling to find her place in a futuristic society where people that fail to live up to the government's standards are removed and eliminated by men dressed in yellow.

Director: Eirik Smidesang Slåen
Stars: Torgny Gerhard Aanderaa, Ingvild Aardalsbakke, Cecilie Authén
Busted (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Coke Daniels
Stars: Maya Gilbert, Conroe Brooks, Baby Bash
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Police closed the case of the infamous Boston Strangler when handyman Albert De Salvo confessed to the grisly murder of 13 women. But recent forensic evidence reveals that in at least one ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Dockstader
Stars: Liz Anderson, Albert DeSalvo, Tim Halpin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Frank Asarian
...
Arthur Winfield
...
Stuart Whitmore
...
Michael De Salvo
...
Michelle Marsden
...
Claudia De Salvo
...
Sondra De Salvo
...
Captain Parker
...
Fred Addison
...
Detective Donovan
...
Detective Spinelli
...
Jr. Detective Richie
Rachel Kempel ...
Susan
Edit

Storyline

Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston during the early sixties. Guided by his manipulative cell mate, who knows more about the murders than he reveals, they devise a plan to gain all of the notoriety from the killings and the money from the reward. Meanwhile, Detective John Marsden, searches out the truth certain that they were not committed by one man. Fighting the bureaucracy of the day, Marsden lets his emotions get the best of him as he follows the trail of the murders. Written by G. Sprinkle

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The last face 13 women ever saw.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including rape, and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Boston Strangler  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Wishes
Music & Lyrics by Joel Schmidt
Performed by Sara Picillo
Courtesy of DC Press Publishing (BMI) Music Library
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tedious low budget which tell the truth
10 February 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

When U bought this, I actually though I bought the original movie from 1968, which has a cover almost like this one. It's not the American cover showed here, but almost identical to the poster shown on the 1968 movie. I realize this was done to confuse us Scandinavian DVD buyers, and I'm afraid to say they succeeded in fooling me.

No doubt the instructor of this failed in telling a story which you believe in, even though this is a true story, told quite truthfully. How's that possible? Well, simply by make a B-casting which aren't directed like it should have been.

The film is not very interesting. Still there is some effort put into it from some of the crew and the actors. But the talent is lacking from the film maker (and producer) which is spewing out films. I paid a dollar to see this, and I'm afraid to say that was at least a dollar too much.

If you still like watching bad movies, it has some qualities in the efforts from the actors, really trying their best.

Be wise, stay away from this! Wrote this to help you getting through the jungle, if you want to survive a world full of bad movies! If you bought this on DVD, which you probably did, throw away the CD and the paper, and use the plastic cover off one if your own CDs.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst Casting in Film History??? miriamwebster
Absolutely Terrifyingly BAD Movie! idurknum2000
WTH? C3194
user review needs to change liquidbabydoll-391-515328

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?