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The John Wayne Gacy Tapes: New Netflix series Conversations With A Killer

FINALLY John Wayne Gacy is getting a decent documentary - as until now, I always feared he would only be analysed and explored in the form of terrible movies. Which isn't always a bad thing as I will happily watch them, but it's nice to have a splash of fact mixed in with really shoddy scripts and acting.

Launching in the UK on April 20th, Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes will speak to victims, investigators and feature archive soundbites from police interviews with Gacy himself.

Yes, including his immortal soundbite, "A clown can get away with anything... a clown can get away with murder."

I think a lot of people will be "shook" when they discover that the 'killer clown' of horror lore is based on fact - but it's worth noting that Stephen King has said that his iconic clown character Pennywise from IT is based on Ronald McDonald. Who, if you count cholesterol and obesity as weapons, is a mass murderer, too.