Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Movie Review: Gacy
John Wayne Gacy was a model citizen that often voluntered as a clown for the children at the local hospital. Shockingly, he kept a gruesome secret. A trail of missing young men led to Gacy's suburbon Chicago home. The nation watched in horror as, one by one, the details of over 30 murders came to light. Soon the bodies of the victims were discovered entombed in the crawl space under his house. Based on a true story one of the most prolific serial killers in American history. "Gacy" will leave you shocked and in disbelief.
The actor, Mark Holton who played Gacy did a good job of portraying a seemingly normal yet scary version of Gacy. The script he was working with was not good. The movie seemed to focus on the smells under his house , his homesexuality and the fact that he owed a lot of people money. The showed him picking up a lot of boys. The murders in the movie weren't as creepy as the maggots and bugs under the house.
Like most of the serial killer movies the scenes were choppy and cheesy. The movie only glossed over what he did. I much rather know why he did what he did. The movie seemed to think it had something to do with his father beating him on a trip and calling him a sissy.
Overall, I rate this movie a 3/5, Its watchable but very vague.