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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)

Based off Jason Moss' memoir The Last Victim: A True-Life Journey into the Mind of a Serial Killer, a series of correspondence the 18-year-old college student shared with a handful of incarcerated murderers. The film focuses on his ever-increasingly dangerous encounters with John Wayne Gacy. The main casting couldn't have been better with Jesse Moss (no relation) playing the naive yet ambitious student to William Forsythe's conniving and detestable portrayal of Gacy. Despite a low-budget, it consistently delivers the performances and the atmosphere. It is truly a downward spiral towards the brink.

4 cat-and-mouse games out of 5

1 comment:

cuckoo said...

Feck...Forsythe as Gacy?

Uber-wiggins.

That guy is already creepy enough. :erm: