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Conversation with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Deeply disturbing documentary about serial killer.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+
This documentary was riveting. But it had a lot of terrible content. It had pornography in it. It’s best to just avoid this show.

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Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

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True crime buffs may appreciate the details in this heavy documentary, while others may find the whole thing too disturbing to be entertaining. Images of Gacy's home and personal objects, detailed interviews and play-by-plays of crime investigations make up the bulk of the series, as well as historical information about the area and the times, all of which is pretty interesting. What's less interesting is hearing from Gacy himself, who deserves no further airtime.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: April 22, 2022
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 17, 2023

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