Dear Mr. Gacy

January 17, 2012 0 By Fans
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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.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.4/10 (1,202 voted)

Svetozar Ristovski

Stars: William Forsythe, Jesse Moss, Emma Lahana

A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Writers: Kellie Madison, Clark Peterson


William Forsythe

John Wayne Gacy

Jesse Moss

Jason Moss

Emma Lahana


Cole Heppell

Alex Moss

Belinda Metz

Valerie Moss

Michael Ryan

Frank Moss

Eric Keenleyside


Daryl Shuttleworth

Guard Thompson

Patrick Gilmore

Glen Phillips

Andrew Airlie

Professor Harris

Michael Kopsa

FBI Agent

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

Male Hustler

Hunter Elliott

Butcher Shop Victim

Michaela Mann


Dee Jay Jackson

Desk Guard


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Release Date: 17 January 2012

Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

User Review

Well acted, intense and frighteningly realistic

Rating: 9/10

I wasn't sure I wanted to watch another moralistic 'movie-of-the-week'
about a serial killer since they are usually whitewashed beyond
recognition to make them palatable to mainstream America.

When I found out this was based on the true story of a college student
contacting John Wayne Gacy in prison before he was executed, however, I
thought I would give it a chance.

It all starts like a 'docudrama' by the look of the cast, but with the
first glimpse of the gritty characterization of Jason's mother, this
film took on a much edgier realism than I was expecting. It seemed to
me that I had not seen a woman like this before – not pretty, not
likable, not whitewashed.

In fact, none of the characters were Hollywood suburban – they were
conflicted, vulnerable, angry, manipulative and contradictory. And,
'Jason Moss' takes us on a journey that seems ordinary at first, but
step by step, the tension ramps up and we soon find ourselves betting
against higher and higher stakes on a happy ending.

What we end up experiencing is an intense and uncomfortable story that
goes far deeper into the psyche of Gacy and anyone who came into
contact with him than the usual fare. The acting is superb on
everyone's part, especially Jesse Moss and William Forsythe – so much
so that I had a hard time connecting to the pix of the real people at
the end of the film.

This is one of the best studies of serial murderers that I have ever
seen. Watch it but be prepared to go places that aren't 'nice'. People
are much scarier than we care to believe – an idea that John Wayne Gacy
used skillfully to entrap his victims up until the end.