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Serial killer Keith Jesperson murders at least eight women over a five-year span and taunts authorities with disturbing letters and scribbled confessions signed with a happy face.

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Keith Hunter Jesperson
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Melinda Gand
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Cotton
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Diane Loftin
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Felicia Boones
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Sissy Peyton
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Candy
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Peter
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Summer Northern
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Delores Pavlinac
David Allan Pearson ...
Dez Whitman
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Taffy Billings
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John Jesperson
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Redhead
Kurt Evans ...
Levi Mayfield
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Follow the hunt and ultimate capture of serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson. An aspiring cop turned long-haul truck driver after a failed marriage, Jesperson strangled his first victim following an argument and was back on the road again the very next day, killing at least eight women over a five-year span as he crisscrossed the country. Upset after a woman falsely confesses that she and her boyfriend are responsible for one of his murders, Jesperson begins to taunt the authorities by sending a series of disturbing letters to newspaper editors, even scribbling confessions on the walls of highway rest stops admitting that he loved killing his victims. By signing his morbid notes with a happy face, he earned himself the notorious nickname, "Happy Face Killer" and forever left his mark of fear. Written by Lifetime Television

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Just before Taffy Billings is killed the scene is outside a motel which has a British Columbia phone number on the sign, while movie is set in Oregon/Washington states. See more »

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courtesy of the Canadian tax system..
12 June 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Flagged on the IMDb as "American," this is yet another in the long (too long) line of Canadian knockoffs posing as something they are not.

Produced by a Vancouver production house specializing in projects with "strong female characters," starring Canadian actress Gloria Reuben (as the lead FBI investigator) and also starring "token" American David Arquette (the killer), this film pretty much is the poster child for 100% forgettable "poseur" films from the Frozen North.

As far as this reviewer can tell, Reuben has never carried an entire film on her back before. And this may be the last time she gets the chance.

Arquette has played baddies before, but is lost here with weak writing and direction. He struggles in the role.

One single example if I may be permitted: when Reuben's character receives a hand-written letter from the Happy Face killer -- with a happy face as the return address -- you might expect her (if you are a regular film goer) to wear gloves and call a CSI before opening it...? You would be wrong. In this script, in this sloppy production, she opens it with the gusto and abandon a 12 year old would reserve for a Big Mac.

Prints? Forensics? That is something you see only in "real" movies.

Which this is not.


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