Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)

Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)





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William Forsythe stars as John Wayne Gacy in this shocking drama detailing the bizarre relationship between the notorious serial killer and the clever college student who put his own sanity on the line in a bid to get the information the police couldn't. Inspired by author Jason Moss' autobiographical book The Last Victim, Dear Mr. Gacy follows overachieving student Moss (Jesse Moss) as he establishes contact with the killer in prison for a classroom assignment. Determined to gain Gacy's trust, Moss assumes the role of a sheepish teen enamored with the prolific psychopath. Following a series of intensely personal phone calls in which both the writer and his subject laid bare their most intimate secrets, Moss ventures behind prison walls for a private meeting with Gacy. Little did Moss realize he was playing with fire; in his bid to manipulate Gacy into divulging untold details about his notorious murder spree, the probing student granted his twisted subject unprecedented access to his own fragile psyche - a fateful misstep that eventually cost the author his life when he committed suicide in June of 2006.
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William Forsythe
as John Wayne Gacy
Jesse Moss
as Jason Moss
Emma Lahana
as Alyssa
Andrew Airlie
as Professor Harris
Patrick Gilmore
as Glen Phillips

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I liked this story, it was intense, it had suspense, and worst of all it was even more terrifying knowing this was true.

Randy Pronk
Randy Pronk

Based on actual events, and consequently a book titled "The Last Victim". Fascinating topic. I have always found the subject of serial killers an extremely interesting one, anyway. PLUS the case of John Wayne Gacy is an especially interesting one, since I grew up in the same area, and remember it well. For a college student to choose to try to befriend serial killers for a school project is crazy. Jason Moss talked to some of the most notorious serial killers to ever exist. This apparently affected him so badly that he ended up committing suicide on 6/6/06. There are very interesting interviews with him on YouTube. Check it out...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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Another portrayal of a person who wanted to do something unusual in life and ended up with (relatively) unusual outcome.

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