The Zodiac Killer Film Details
Overview: The San Francisco area is beset by a series of seemingly random murders without motive or pattern. The police are taunted by phone calls and letters. Could the maniac be the violent, truck driver, or the seemingly mild-mannered mailm
Tagline: It really happened
Review: (Minor Spoilers) Very likely the very first of a series of Zodiac movies that stated when the real life Zodiac Killer hit the headlines back in the winter of 1968. This endless string of Zodiac killings has captivated the imagination of both the public as well as the law enforcement agencies all over the country for almost 40 years with the killer, if he’s alive, still at large. Were given two, not one, possible Zodiac Killers at the start of the film “The Zodiac Killer” with frustrated truck driver Grover and introverted post office mail carries Terry. Both persons have very serious personal problems in dealing with people. Grover is sensitive about his job as a truck driver as well as him being bald and wearing a very obvious wig when he goes to bars to pick up women which, in his mind, is the reason he has trouble making it with them. Grover doesn’t seem to realize that it’s really his attitude towards women looking at them as pieces of meat which is the reason that he turns them off on him. Grover is also very resentfully at his ex-wife Helen for keeping him from seeing his daughter because of his unfitness of being a father; besides everything else he’s also a drug and alcohol abuser. That eventually leads Grover to break into his ex-wife’s home and after holding off the police, holding his daughter as a hostage, is gunned down and killed off in the movie. It’s then when were introduced to the real, in the movie that is, Zodiac Killer Terry the Mailman who’s a strict vegetarian and loves animals having about a dozen pet rabbits that he keeps in cages in his apartment. It’s only too bad that Terry doesn’t have the same humanitarian feelings for his fellow man and woman as well. Terry is a strange sort of nut in that almost all of the murders that he commits in the movie are totally unrelated to each other and for the most part are that of persons who have nothing but affection towards him. Besides murdering a number of couples making out in cars and in the woods Terry also murders two frail and elderly women, in the most shocking and bloodcurdling scenes in the movie, for no other reason then them having their cars break down! In those two murders Terry seems to get more turned on in murdering these two senior citizens then any of the young and pretty women that he murders in the movie! After murdering some dozen victims Terry just fades into the woodwork, like a termite, as he disappears into the mass of humanity of the city of San Francisco. Were given some insight to Terry’s mindset at the very end of the movie but it’s a little too late for his already long list of victims. Terry were given to believe has been suffering from extreme mental trauma because of his father being committed to a mental institution; does Terry feel that his fathers mental illness is hereditary? And is that the real reason for his unstable and murderous actions throughout the movie? Better then you would expect from a bargain basement triple movie DVD “The Zodiac Killer” doesn’t drag at all keeping your attention despite a number of unconnected scenes involving Terry’s fascination with this reincarnation and blood-cult, that he’s the only member of, that also believes in the lost Continent of Atlantis. When the movie sticks to the Zodiac Killer angle it’s doesn’t let it’ audience down. But when it strays into uncharted territory like the Atlanits murder cult and Terry’s many super closeup, that take up the entire screen for long stretches at a time, it not only become boring but very annoying as well. The most interesting and shocking thing that the film “The Zodiac Killer” brings out is that a person like Terry, personable soft-spoken and dependable, can be someone that you’ve known all your life but in reality, with the secret and murderous double life that he leads, never really knew at all.
Country: United States
Duration: 87 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Also known as: The Zodiac Killer,The Zodiak Killer,Zodiac