1993. Overachieving college student Jason Moss, fascinated by serial crime, decides to write his criminology class term paper on John Wayne Gacy, who is on death row and scheduled to be executed in six months time. Jason's criminology professor, Mr. Harris, will only allow Jason to write his paper on Gacy if Jason can come up with a fresh angle, as he himself believes the topic of serial killers is already overexposed. After writing Gacy a nondescript letter and receiving a questionnaire from Gacy in return, Jason believes the fresh angle would be truly to get inside Gacy's head, specifically to learn what makes him tick, by presenting himself in subsequent correspondence to Gacy as Gacy's "type", i.e. a vulnerable young man from a dysfunctional family and thus who is possibly at risk. Despite the advice that he needs to watch out for cunning Gacy, Jason is certain he can outsmart the serial criminal at his own game. Things take an unexpected turn for Jason when he starts receiving ... Written by
Would you write to a serial killer? [Scandinavian DVD.]
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for disturbing sexual content including graphic dialogue, language throughout and some violence
See all certifications »
Did You Know?
The movie is based on a true story See more
[when getting handcuffs put on him
So what's the trick?
John Wayne Gacy
[starts choking him
The TRICK... is to find the key!
This film is based on the story of Jason Moss, as told by him in the book entitled "The Last Victim". Mr. Moss' recounting of certain events could not be verified. See more
Forever Won't Change
Music by: Rob Williams and Sherrie Adams
Lyrics by: Sherrie Adams
Performed by: Sherrie Adams See more