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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?
As noted by other reviewers, as depicted here, the unabashed stupidity and ignorance on the part of those who work with Gacy or have contact with him as neighbors as to what may be going on is astounding. Certainly a red flag should have gone up when an exterminator who was brought in to clean up the crawlspace was almost overwhelmed by the sight and smell of his encounter. Policemen, who should have recognized the smell of death, were oblivious to what their noses told them. Strange black ooze that suddenly appeared coming up on a neighbor's lawn was not oil. And wouldn't that ooze have demanded attention to make sure that it wasn't toxic?Read more ›
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Everyone remembers John Wayne Gacy. This movie is almost surreal in the contrast between day to day stuff-even Gacy had to make a living-and scenes that are short enough to... Read morePublished 7 days ago by kathleen
I recommend the movie. For those who know about what happened the movie is quite depressing, but informative. The movie is 'low-budget'.Published 4 months ago by lurvin
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