Dating Game Killer

Dating Game Killer (2017)

A grieving mother seeks justice against the serial killer who killed her daughter.

Release Date:December 3, 2017
MPAA Rating:NR
Genres:Crime, Thriller
Production Company:Light and Dark Films, Thinkfactory Media
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Peter Medak
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Plot Keywords:detective, police, liar, serial killer, murderer, pedophile, denial, grieving, abductor
  • Too much jumping around in time but still interesting
    January 13, 2018

    The events span a long period of time from the 60s to 2010. The makers of the TV movie for some strange reason decided to tell the tale in a fragmented manner jumping around a lot in time. It's clear when they do it - unfortunately it leaves some unanswered questions and bewilders the viewer unnecessarily and breaks up the tension of the movie.

    Guillermo Diaz of Scandal is good as the crazy killer who slipped through the cracks of the system so many times. The tale is tragic because of the failures of the system that a convicted rapist could have been out to commit so many more crimes. The failure of the system and the unresolved nature of some of his crimes makes this story less neat than Bundy and Gacy. Probably that explains why Rodney Alcala isn't that much of a household name despite having a larger possible victim count. It's frustrating but realistic how hard it was to prove crimes he was suspected of and the unreliability of witnesses. Carrie Preston of the Good Wife is effective in her few scenes as mother of one of the victims.