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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
"And the DNA says! . . ." May 1 2014
By California Dreaming - Published on
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I was born right in the middle of the Boston Strangler murders, and I've learned only bits and pieces of the story over the years. So, it is impossible for me to say how accurate this story is. Most likely, not very much.

I have seen the film starring Tony Curtis with the same title, and I thought that that film was really good, at least through the first two acts. As a matter of fact, that other film was superior until the third act; the split personality scenes unfortunately pushed that train right off the tracks. It's really too bad, because otherwise, you could easily argue that it was a really good film, almost even great. Oh, well. It strangled itself, I guess.

This version seems to imply that Albert DeSalvo was not really the killer, but was actually railroaded by others and his own stupidity. I suppose it is possible, except for the following immutable fact (I'm playing Monday Morning Quarterback a bit since information was obtained after this film was shot around 2008): according to a USA Today article that released in 2013, it was determined that Mr. DeSalvo's DNA was an exact match for evidence found with the final victim of the serial killings. Of course, if he killed one of the victims, he very well could have killed all of them. And if you think about it logically, most likely he was the Boston Strangler, given the quite recent evidence.

But people like conspiracy theories for one reason or another. While I usually don't discard them offhand, I believe that they need to be held to real scrutiny. And some conspiracy theories with regards to this case were strengthened a bit when Mr. DeSalvo later recanted his story, but the most likely scenario there: usually, when lawyers get involved, they tell their clients to introduce FUD as much as possible, especially when the client couldn't keep his mouth shut early in the investigation. Oh, FUD would be "fear, uncertainty, and doubt," and you create that by changing the story after the fact to the version that you want people to believe.

But still, I actually kind of liked this film. It was interesting, and I do believe that it introduced some idiosyncrasies owned by Mr. DeSalvo, in particular the whole "measuring man" thing that I don't believe was much shown in the earlier film. You have to admit, that was at least mildly creepy, and that in itself showed Mr. DeSalvo's true character. Also, I think that David Faustino showed some range here from his character on "Married with Children," although you could easily argue that both characters he played were stupid.

Really more of a 3.5 I suppose, but I'll round up today for some odd reason.
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I couldn't finish it. July 28 2014
By Jim - Published on
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I'd suggest watching the Tony Curtis version instead. Yes, I said Tony Curtis.

I didn't actually finish watching this movie.

Two stars seems more than fair to me.
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Closer to the truth Nov. 26 2011
By Mason C - Published on
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Now that is is commonly accepted that Albert DeSalvo was most likely not the Boston Strangler, but instead was just a sneaky little conman & pervert, who just happened to be locked up in a mental asylum with several known psychopaths & serial killers, most of whom were out at the time of the stranglings, including the sociopath George Nassar who is protrayed in the film as the real killer. So, as opposed to the Tony Curtis classic, which is basically a fictionalized version of these crimes (like how Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a fictionalized version of Ed Gein), this film is very low budget, but director Mike Feifer is vetren in the serial killer movies field & ol' Bud Bundy himself David Faustino does, in my opinon, the greatest, most accurate depiction of Albert De Salvo that was ever on film. Overall, a good little film.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By The Movie Guy - Published on
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I was expecting a slasher type of film from the DVD cover. Instead what I got was more akin to a historical drama. This is what we believe is the story of Albert De Salvo (David Faustino), the man who confessed to being the Boston Strangler. The film shows several women being strangled, but not really grindhouse style, more of a Hitchcock style. The accents were good. The acting and plot was decent, although the story just never grabbed me. There is no nudity and no graphic rape scenes, just disturbing strangling scenes. It is interesting from an historical sense, but not overly entertaining, yet not a bad film. Hence the so-so rating.

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Far cry from Bud Bundy Jan. 18 2009
By Ronald L. Ferrell Jr. - Published on
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I checked this out on Amazon's Marketplace page at a really low price.I'm surprised that I didn't see any reviews from any of the Horror site's.Although not a gore film It is a really good dramatic film.David Faustino as Albert DeSalvo is a far cry from the Bud Bundy Character that he played on t.v.And the fact that this is from the same guy who directed Chicago Massacre and has some of the same cast(Andrew Divoff,Corin Nemic)helps.