Like i mentioned above, this contains the original, first ever movie made about the Zodiac, who at the time was still doing "his thing" as he like to say it in California. The movie itself insn't that bad for a cheesy explotation film, much like the classic "Town that Dreaded Sundown" (which was based on the hood wearing lovers lane serial killer the "Texarkana Phantom", who some Zodiac researchers have claimed was the early killing spree of Zodiac... m.o. & costume matched atleast). The plot is a little bizzare at time (sometimes borderline silly, but hey! it's the 70's). There was alot of actual truth in the movie, from Zodiac's letters (which are to a tee), his costume, the locales (Presidio Heights, Vallejo, etc), the murders (all the lovers lane shootings, the costumed attack, cabby shooting, even the whole Kathleen Johns affair is covered) & even parts of the investigation. Paul Avery (the guy who Robert Downey jr played in the new Zodiac movie) also delivers a message at the beggining. 3 & a half star regular movie, 5 star if you like "grind-house" or serial killer flicks. As for gore/kills, the shootings are too the point, the costumed attack suffered from a lack-luster actress, though there were several "fictional" kills that are pure explotation film gold.
The second movie is the Sex Killer, which (in all liklihood) is based on the then current Boston Strangler / Albert DeSalvo case (the killer even looks like De Salvo), though not as good as the Tony Curtis movie, but way better than the 1st movie they did on the murders called "the Strangler". The plot is rather laughable, though it does get better towards the end, with our Norman Bates-like killer strangling (with stockings like De Salvo did) & preforming necrophilic acts on his female victims, he also has a bizzare penchant for fake female heads, and even takes one on the most awkward date in history. 2 & a half star regular movie, a good 3 if you like serial killer or Corman esque 60's crime films. PS the stranglings are a bit disturbing & unlike the other murders on this dvd, are not that badly staged.
The last film, Zero in & Scream also apparently takes some of it's plot from the Zodiac murders (and maybe to a lesser extent the Charly Whitman shootings), with a sexually repressed, redneck sniper, who is targeting young couples as they engage in sex, shooting them with his high powered rifle. Pretty short & to the point movie, i liked the "feel" of this film (though, like the others before it, does suffer from a somewhat "foolish" scripting). There is also some "great" vintage 70's softcore sex scenes, with plenty of nudity. 3 star regular film, 3 & a half if you like the genre.
Well worth the buy, 5 stars overall.