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Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)

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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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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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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Silence of the crap
21 December 2011 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a stupid, stupid, stupid, movie. The horrible story of the murders of at least 33 young boys at the hands of the monster John Wayne Gacy deserves better treatment than this. In a nutshell, you have the one of the most notorious serial killers on record, Gacy, juxtaposed against inappropriate, "teen" male, beefcake in the form of Jesse Moss, who is a stagy, unnatural actor. He's no worse than the rest of this movie, but he is the "star" so he is, justifiable or not, the face of this failure.

I can not overstate the grotesque titillation being engaged in here. The protagonist, played by Moss, flexes shirtlessly through about half of this movie. There's even a quasi "Robert-Dinero-you-lookin'-at-me" scene where he flails and flexes ridiculously in front of the camera with a loaded gun. Why? What does his chest have to do with the true story of a disturbed teenager, Jason Moss, who had a fascination with serial killers and the details of their brutality?

This is a true story. But this movie doesn't tell it. The true story is not that of a normal teen working on a college term paper about John Wayne Gacy, who is drawn into the killers dark web, but at the end calls checkmate and triumphs over the evil Gacy. That's what the filmmakers would have you believe. In fact, the REAL story is one of a disturbed college student who had an unhealthy obsession with the brutality of serial killers, Gacy in particular, and who's personal demons eventually drove him to suicide. So, when you understand THAT truth, and you see THIS movie, with it's inappropriate and graphic homo-erotic titillation, horrific rape, torture, and murder scenes, you just want to vomit. There were at least 33 Gacy victims who's last hours, God forbid, days, on this earth were an unimaginable hell. Out of respect for them, their suffering, the suffering of their families to this day, burn this garbage and apologize. So disgusting. I wanted to barf.


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