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Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)

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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

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Kellie Madison (screenplay), Clark Peterson (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 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 ... Desk Guard
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Storyline

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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2010 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Entretien avec un tueur See more »

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The movie is based on a true story See more »

Quotes

Glen Phillips: [when getting handcuffs put on him] So what's the trick?
John Wayne Gacy: [starts choking him] The TRICK... is to find the key!
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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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References Inside Edition (1988) See more »

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Forever Won't Change
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the producers from Monster did it again
16 February 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

I was afraid for this flick for two reasons, is is said to be based on a true event, the John Wayne Gacy story and it was made by the producers of "Monster (2003)" another flick based on a true event (serial killer Aileen Wuornos). Monster did follow how it all happened so there it couldn't go wrong but on the part op Gacy there are so many flicks about him that aren't correct. Some did exploit his part as Pogo The Clown and let him do killings dressed as a clown, it never happened that way. But still the best flick about Gacy is To Catch A Killer (1992) and let the performance of Brian Dennehy in that particular flick being the best Gacy so far.

So with some prejudice I watched it. And I must say that I really enjoyed this flick. The title says Dear Mr Gacy but isn't really about Gacy. This flick is more about Jason Moss, a student who gets in contact with Gacy and gets obsessed with him. What happens with Jason is shown in this flick. To be honest, only two actors are in this flick and made this flick. First is Jesse Moss who plays Jason Moss and he did it in a perfect way. But he surely knew his stuff been in Final Destination 3, Ginger Snaps and the gem Tucker And Dale vs Evil. What he did here is really well done. Gacy is played by another famous horror actor William Forsythe. I have met the guy and yes he has that look in his eyes as seen in Halloween the remake and The Devils Reject. Both carry this flick.

It is filed under horror but I shouldn't say that it fits there. It's more a drama especially due what happened to Jason's life. But Svetozar Ristovski as director did well to keep you attracted to the screen. Naturally the whole true event is pure horror but I recommend this to everyone. It do has some news reel in the beginning and at the end some news reel about Jason. It really got into me, a sad story but one to watch. No special effects pure talking and still it gets you...as Gacy did. And William gets really close to Brian's Gacy performance.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 0/5 Story 5/5 Comedy 0/5


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