One of the most infamous and heinous serial killers in history, also known as the Killer Clown, John Wayne Gacy tells and is told in a new Netflix docuseries that will be available in streaming from April 20.
Born in Chicago in 1942 and executed in an Illinois jail in 1994, John Wayne Gacy was one of the most heinous and notorious serial killers in history.
Man of considerable intelligence, like many serial killers, who from psychiatric reports was affected by disorders such as histrionic personality, narcissistic, antisocial, linked to a notable sadism, Gacy it is also known as the Killer Clown, as one of his activities was to be a clown at children’s parties. His confirmed victims are 33, all male adolescents killed between 1972 and 1978 after torture, torture and rape, 28 of which will be buried under his home, or amassed in the basement of his home.
Now Gacythat with Ted Bundy is the best known of the American serial killers, and who like him has profoundly influenced the mass culture of the latest deaths, is the protagonist of a Netflix docuseries which is called Conversations with a Killer: The Gacy Case and that will debut streaming on the platform on April 20.
As the title suggests, the story of Gacy’s terrifying exploits in this new series is done using the rUnpublished records of the interrogations that Gacy was subjected to after his arrest, with the killer then told in the first person. There are obviously also new interviews with investigators and survivors highlight the horror of his crimes.
This is the official trailer for Conversations with a Killer: The Gacy Case:
Serial killer John Wayne Gacy was an aspiring politician, a respected businessman, and also a party clown responsible for the murder of 33 young men between 1972 and 1976, many of whom were found buried under his home in the quiet suburb of northwest of Chicago. Fifty years later, DNA experts have not yet identified all the victims, but sixty hours of unedited recordings of conversations between Gacy and his lawyers reveal new details about the killer’s narcissistic mind and the methods that allowed him to act undisturbed. for many years. The second installment of director Joe Berlinger’s series (Conversations with a Killer: The Bundy Affair), this three-part documentary includes new interviews with some of the people involved, such as one of the surviving victims. Through this and other painful testimonies we try to find the answer to a fundamental question: how could a public figure like Gacy go unpunished for so long?
There are countless references made to John Wayne Gacy in mass culture: as well as various films and documentaries, including an unmemorable 2003 biopic entitled Gacythe serial killer (who was the inspiration, never officially confirmed, for the figure of Pennywisethe clown of “It” from Stephen King) also appears in an episode of American Horror Story: Hotel and is mentioned in many other series and even in songs. And not only that, as maybe it’s easy to think, in metal songs like “33 Something” of the Bathory. A real masterpiece, which makes you shiver for more than one reason, is the song by Sufjan Stevens which is called “John Wayne Gacy Jr.” contained in the album “Come on feel the Percorsiise”which you can listen to below (and I also put the text, please).
His father was a drinker and his mother cried in bed
Folding John Wayne’s t-shirts when the swing set hit his head
The neighbors, they adored him
For his humor and his conversation
Look underneath the house there
Find the few living things, rotting fast, in their sleep
Oh the dead
Even more, they were boys, with their cars, summer jobs
Oh my God
Ooh, are you one of them?
He dressed up like a clown for them
With his face paint white and red
And on his best behavior
In a dark room on the bed he kissed them all
He’d kill ten thousand people
With a slight of his hand, running far, running fast to the dead
He took off all their clothes for them
He put a cloth on their lips, quiet hands, quiet kiss on the mouth
And in my best behavior
I am really just like him
Look beneath the floor boards
For the secrets I have hid