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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Svetozar Ristovski

Writers:

Kellie Madison (screenplay), Clark Peterson (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Forsythe ... John Wayne Gacy
Jesse Moss ... Jason Moss
Emma Lahana ... Alyssa
Cole Heppell ... Alex Moss
Belinda Metz ... Valerie Moss
Michael Ryan ... Frank Moss
Eric Keenleyside ... Stan
Daryl Shuttleworth ... Guard Thompson
Patrick Gilmore ... Glen Phillips
Andrew Airlie ... Professor Harris
Michael Kopsa ... FBI Agent
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman ... Male Hustler
Hunter Elliott Hunter Elliott ... Butcher Shop Victim
Michaela Mann ... Prostitute
Dee Jay Jackson Dee Jay Jackson ... Desk Guard
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

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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The movie is based on a true story See more »

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John Wayne Gacy: Remember who I am. ALWAYS... remember who I am.
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Crazy Credits

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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References Inside Edition (1988) See more »

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Trance Music
Performed by Grinder
Written by Daniel Lenz
Published by Electric Splash Music
Courtesy of Pacifica Music LLC
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Hello, you have a collect call from the Stateville Correctional Center from a Mr. John Wayne Gacy......
23 December 2010 | by thekyles99See all my reviews

When the subject comes up in everyday conversation of serial killers, personally two names immediately rear their heads in my mind. Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy. Gacy one of the more spookier killers i have read about in us history who was responsible for luring young male prostitutes home in his "nice guy" guise and murdering them and burying their many bodies in his root cellar of his own home. Based on true events that occurred during the last few weeks of Gacy's life before he finally succumbed to lethal injection On May 10, 1994. Young university law student approaches his professor with the idea on doing the latest required Theseus on Gacy himself sort of an psychological profile. The professor advises him to look elsewhere for a subject as serial killer Theseus's are Way over done. Jason promises he will deliver answers into Gacy's psyche that have never surfaced either by interviews by both the FBI and media. Jason then takes it upon himself to write a letter to Gacy on death row. A relationship between the two begins. Jason tiptoes around ,madness as he tries his best not to be sucked into Gacy's evil world. Jesse Moss was awesome in this and i couldn't help but compare him to a young Tom Cruise but that still remains to be shown. Forsythe who i feel is very underrated pulls off the Gacy character brilliantly. this movie pulls no punches in showing you the dirty parts of the world that are usually whitewashed by Hollywood!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2010 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear Mr. Gacy See more »

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1.85 : 1
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