Netflix viewers are sickened by Killer Clown documentary

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True crime documentary about a true criminal. “Killer Clown”John Wayne Gacy was branded “sickening”Netflix viewers.

Conversations With a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes made available on the streaming site on Wednesday, April 20, 2019.

The documentary series’ three-part format has hooked viewers already. However, they are now sickened and disgusted by the US serial killer who murdered at least 33 men in between 1972 and 1978.

The series, which was produced by the same team as a similar documentary about Ted Bundy, features previously unseen footage from Gacy with his defence team. Interviews with key players are included, along with an emotional account of one of his victims.



Serial killer John Wayne Gacy posed for the above Des Plaines Police Department mug shot in December 1978
John Wayne Gacy, serial killer and serial killer, was posed in December 1978 for the Des Plaines Police Department’s mug shot.

Gacy was a local contractor in Cook County. “The Killer Clown”After his appearances in children’s hospitals and charity events, he was arrested “Pogo the Clown”.

Gacy’s mind is explored in the documentary to discover what led him to commit these heinous crimes.

It also examines the ways he managed to avoid being caught by authorities for so many years.

Twitter was used by viewers to express their dismay at the series.



29 bodies, all young males, were recovered from Gacy's home
Gacy’s home was the site of 29 bodies. All were young males.

One person wrote: “The video clips and accounts in the new John Wayne Gacy series on Netflix are sickening.”

Another comment: “Watching the John Wayne Gacy confession tapes on Netflix… sick, sick man.”

A third part: “Watching Conversations With A Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes 2022 on Netflix. It’s so horrifying! So gross, so sad.”

Netflix has this synopsis: “He dined with the powerful. He preyed on the vulnerable. Beneath a smiling exterior was the horrifying darkness of a sadistic serial killer.”



John Wayne Gacy dressed in a clown suit he wore as a children's entertainer
John Wayne Gacy in the clown suit he wore when he was a children’s entertainer

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Gacy’s work as a local contractor allowed him to recruit many young men. Many of these would later be reported missing by concerned relatives.

After Gacy was arrested for two sexual assaults and police launched an investigation, Gacy was linked to the disappearances.

Gacy was subsequently arrested by detectives. They found that he had buried many bodies in his house, along with several others recovered from the Des Plaines River.

Gacy was taken into custody on December 21, 1978. Gacy was convicted in 1980 of the murders of at least 33 persons and sentenced to death. He was executed with lethal injection in 1994.