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I think this film attempts to do the reverse. To look at how the community reacts while all these murders are going on right on their doorstep. This movie is different. It's a parody, complete with almost "Texas-Chainsaw" gore for effect, to show how Gacy was able, for years, to rape and kill marginalized young men right under the noses of his "unsuspecting" neighbors. It also has a darkly comic undertone to it. Just watch this movie and think about how many people come and go from his house and how many people complain of the smell, all the while, 29 bodies rotting in the basement. I almost found myself rooting for Gacy against the idiotic neighborhood.
Forget Gacy. This movie is aimed at us, and I think it does a pretty damned good job.
But where are we in this movie? The scenes follow no order and give the audience no clue as to where we are in his life at any given point in the movie. Not only that, but most of the scenes seem to "cut off" too early as if they were edited for TV to fill a time-slot. The whole thing is one big confusing mess.
That being said, the portrayal of Gacy by Mark Houlton was really good. He looks like him physically and pulls off friendly, yet scary appearance very well. He makes this movie worth watching. THe one thing that the writers/directors did well in this was to not get psychological. They simply portray what was actually done, without trying to explain WHY Gacy killed people. He was a serial killer, nobody knows what he was thinking... THe movie succeeded in staying very objective.
Worth watching on a rainy day.
P.S. NOt really much discussed about POGO the clown, even though it's on the cover.
The only reason to see this movie is the amazing performance by Mark Holton as Gacy. i was skeptical going in; I figured I'd be thinking of him as francis from Pee-wee's Big Adventure the whole time, but he actually does a stunning job. why isn't this guy working more anyway?
The movie moves along at a pace that's almost too realistic. The guy going around doing horrible things to boys has serious problems in his head because of his father beating and sexually abusing him as a child.
Eventually the cops get suspicious, soon after his wife finds out about her husbands sexual preferences by way of magazines he has hidden away (but that's all- she did NOT know about the other bad things he was doing at the time).
The guy has serious mental problems too- people would call him names and he would totally flip out with unbelievable rage. It was incredibly disturbing how many murders he was getting away with. It seemed whenever he was committing a murder nobody would be around to catch him in the act.
The movie seems to focus on the roaches and worms crawling around the dead bodies. Why I don't know. Unless the movie directors wanted to focus on how disgusting it is when dead bodies are rotting away. The bodies were stored in his basement.
It was interesting how the guys neighbors, the cops, and other people all noticed an extremely bad smell but didn't realize what was causing it or where it was coming from. Also interesting is that the guys wife and mother didn't even notice any smell. Perhaps the writers forgot to include them in the nose-grabbing stink scenes!
I thought the movie was easy to understand, not really confusing, and the story rolled along at a comfortable and understandable pace.
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This movie was very very creepy but some parts actually made me laugh. Like when someone knocked at Gacy's door you never knew what to expect... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Donna Houston
I could not get into this movie. It was boring when it started and boring throughout. The ending was super boring. I would not recommend this movie at all. Read morePublished 7 months ago by SomeoneWife
He is a crazy sadistic serial killer. What more can I say, with out going on an on...Published 9 months ago by springeks
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