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Viewers Are Feeling 'Sick' And 'Creeped Out' After Watching Netflix Series About John Wayne Gacy

Charisa Bossinakis

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Viewers Are Feeling 'Sick' And 'Creeped Out' After Watching Netflix Series About John Wayne Gacy

Netflix viewers are shocked after binging through the highly anticipated docuseries on serial killer John Wayne Gacy.


The true-crime series Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes follows the story of the infamous murderer who entertained children at birthday parties and parades as a clown while holding onto a very dark secret.

If that doesn’t send shivers down your spine, we don’t know what will.


The real-life IT character was responsible for the killings of 33 young men and boys between 1972 and 1976. 

The new series delves further into his story, sharing recordings between Gacy and his defence team, offering a ‘fresh perspective on the narcissistic mindset of the murderer’, according to Netflix.

The three-part limited series dropped on the streaming service this week and many viewers feel particularly unnerved after watching it.


One person wrote: “This John Gacy documentary is f**king insane. This guy is beyond a serial killer, he’s like a cult leader/anime villain.”


While another commented: “Over 40 years later, they still tryna identify some of the victims John Gacy murdered. Crazy.”

A third said: “This John Gacy Netflix docu shooked me.. That's probably one of the most disturbing documentaries I've seen.”

Yeah, I think I’ll be sleeping with the light on tonight.

The Killer Clown was a contractor and local politician who was beloved by many in the neighbourhood. He was even described as the ‘family man’ next door, according to Daily Mail.


However, Gacy was a closeted gay man who preyed on young men between the ages of 14 and 21 during his killing spree in the '70s. 

According to the docuseries, Gacy would lure his victims from the street, usually from the Greyhound Bus station or Bughouse Square, by offering them a job at his contracting business or with drugs, alcohol or money for sex.

Sometimes, to gain the trust of his victims, the killer would even pose as a police officer.

Many of his victims were buried under his house in the quiet northwest suburbs of Chicago.


Gacy was trialled for the 33 victims in front of a jury in 1980. They found him guilty on all murder counts and was sentenced to death row.

In 1994, the Killer Clown was executed by lethal injection, with his body being cremated.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: News, TV and Film, Netflix, True Crime, Crime

Charisa Bossinakis
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