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Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)

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A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

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Stan
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Guard Thompson
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Professor Harris
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Butcher Shop Victim
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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 Huggo

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Would you write to a serial killer? [Scandinavian DVD.]

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing sexual content including graphic dialogue, language throughout and some violence | See all certifications »

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John Wayne Gacy: I'm definitely not a homosexual. I have nothing against things that they do and I openly admit I engaged in sex with males, but I would be BIsexual. I mean, the idea that I would be some crazed homosexual killer strolling around the streets stalking and murdering young altar boys is ludicrous.
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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 »

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Ain't We Funky
Performed by Assassinz
Written by Ric Torres and Geoff Siegel
Published by Guitarmageddon Music, Dr. Caligari Publishing and Fundamental AGS Publishing
Courtesy of Fundamental Music
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I recommend this film
6 February 2011 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

A film based on the book 'the last victim' co-authored by Jason Moss who had an obsession with and was the pen pal of the killer clown John Gacy.

It is a slow, well timed, minimalist, almost art house type film, think it is also directed quite well. It captures the emotional conflicts and feelings of both characters well I thought. Both leads are competent professional character actors. It is quite an interesting subject matter, the film delves into what it would be like for a teenager to correspond with a disturbed sociopath who is incarcerated and finally visit them. It is quite a tragic story that deserved to be told, Sadly Jason took his own life on June 6, 2006, the film states at the end. Anyway I recommend this film


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