The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,710 horror articles & features | 6,992 horror movies | 1,590 horror reviews | 1,683 giveaways hosted | 228 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

The First Trailer for Occurrence at Mills Creek Unveiled Top 5 Horror Games Betsy Lynn George Returns for Don Swanson's 'Occurrence at Mills Creek' REVIEW: Thomas Crane's HALLOWEEN PARTY
CryptTV's Sunny Family Cult Season 3 Now Available The Chilling 'Whispers' Lands on DVD and VOD in the UK Eullenia The First Ever Genre Television Series from Thailand New Horror/Comedy Feature Film 'The Tome' To Be Released 2019!

WIN The Secret of Marrowbone on DVD
WIN The Secret of Marrowbone on DVD
WIN Robin Hood: The Rebellion on DVD
WIN Robin Hood: The Rebellion on DVD
WIN Secret Santa on DVD
WIN Secret Santa on DVD


Gacy
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

Gacy (2003)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:
"Based on a true story of serial killer a model citizen, loving father and husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his house which he shared with his family."


Review by
Phil Davies Brown
Follow me:
@horrorasylum
Review Date: 21 August 2003 My Rating: out of 5

 

The latest 'based on a true story' serial killer thriller is equally as disturbing as the recent 'Dahmer' and 'Ted Bundy'.

Based on the notorious true life crimes of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted for the murders of men and sentenced to death, the film paints a truly repugnant picture of what actually happened before Gacy was finally caught.

The fact that the film begins AFTER Gacy has already served months imprisonment for sodomising a young boy, brings an instant dislike to the character, especially as the first scene shows the family man at the dinner table with his wife and kids!!

What follows is an assault on the senses as the filthy, letcherous,sadistic torturing rapist pig pillages his way through the cast of twentysomething males, and even a female!!

For those of you who don't know, Gacy buried his victims under the crawlspace of his home which causes all manner of bug problems that do nothing to relieve the viewer's tension.

By far the worst scenes however are the ones where the viewer knows the victim's fate before they do, as these are very tense moments.

The film works purely because Mark Holton became Gacy. You know an actor has done his job when the sight of him repulses you and you struggle to differentiate between character and actor.

The supporting cast which included 'Buffy's' Charlie Weber and 'Roswell's' Allison Lange are very good, and British Director Clive Saunders successfully unsettles the viewer with his competent direction, refusing to substitute substance for style and showcasing one wonderful moment of misdirection that actually made me jump (which I haven't done for a long time).

OVERALL SUMMARY
In all, probably the most repulsive of the recent serial killer films, although 'Ted Bundy' comes a close second.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

Get Out Movie Review

Get Out

Cellar Dweller Movie Review

Cellar Dweller

Pyewacket Movie Review

Pyewacket

Quiet Place, A Movie Review

Quiet Place, A

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

All Through The House Movie Review

All Through The House

Ghoulies Movie Review

Ghoulies

Night of Fear Movie Review

Night of Fear

Happy Death Day Movie Review

Happy Death Day

The Ritual Movie Review

The Ritual

Mercy Christmas Movie Review

Mercy Christmas

The Unraveling Movie Review

The Unraveling

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

The Other Side of the Door

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN The Secret of Marrowbone on DVD WIN Robin Hood: The Rebellion on DVD
WIN Secret Santa on DVD
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Doug Hawley
Doug Hawley







Vampires.com Werewolves.com