In 1978, a man named John Wayne Gacy was arrested in Chicago, suspected of murdering young teenage boys. It turns out that he murdered at least 33 young boys. Hear the stories from the people who knew him, and hear John Wayne Gacy himself tell his side of the story.
TV mini series can be difficult to make really interesting, unless you have a story that you know will affect a lot of people, in an emotional way. John Wayne Gacy: Devil In Disguise does not only tell a lot of details about the life of one of the most brutal serial killers of all time, but you also get to hear the stories from family, people who investigated in Gacy, as well as hearing from people who knew him. There are so many interesting details told in these 6 episodes, you won´t be bored at all. Each episode does a really good job by telling the story in the right order, and does not jump too much in time periods. The fact that they managed to get so many people on board to be interviewed, who actually got to experience this chaos, is quite impressive. It must be very difficult going back in time and talk about their experiences, and especially the people who digged out the bodies underneath the house of Gacy. I can´t imagine how you handle that, without breaking apart inside. There are also some interesting stories told that i have not heard about John Wayne Gacy before, and these details give you a completely different perspective on his personality. He clearly knew how to manipulate people, in all parts of society. You do get to see pictures from the digging underneath the house, but they try not to show too much horrible details, and i actually think that this is good. Since there were so many young boys murdered by Gacy, you don´t need to go into too graphic details. We also get a lot of private pictures shown from Gacy´s family, as well as his wedding, and even from his involvement in politics. I don´t think there is any documentary that have told the story of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, as well as this TV mini series does. If you are interested in this specific case, i guarantee you want to see all these episodes. Director Rob Blackburst ( who directed the really good Netflix doxumentary Amanda Knox, well worth checking out ) have clearly worked really hard on this TV mini series, and does a really good job on telling the story, for each episode. This year have only a few months left, and i can honestly say, John Wayne Gacy: Devil In Disguise, may be the best TV mini series of this year.