Confessions with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes: Release date, synopsis, trailer & more

Confessions with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes is a docuseries focusing on the life and crimes of the notorious American serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Release date

The limited docuseries is set to stream on Netflix from April 20.


Directed by Joe Berlinger


“He dined with the powerful. He preyed on the vulnerable. Beneath a smiling exterior was the horrifying darkness of a sadistic serial killer.”

“Never-before-heard audio from the interrogation of serial killer John Wayne Gacy threads through this chilling look at his 1970s murder spree, as new interviews with investigators and survivors bring the horror of his crimes into full focus.”

Other details

John Wayne Gacy, convicted for 33 killings, was known as the “Killer Clown”. The limited docuseries, along with survivor interviews, will feature audio recordings of him speaking to a member of his defence team.


John Wayne Gacy wasn’t like any other man. He donned a friendly guise and sat among the influential. But behind his pretense was a man with an insatiable thirst for power and violence.

He hunted the most vulnerable and elated in outwitting those around him. A peek into the workings of the notorious John Wayne Gacy reveals the psyche of a sadistic and maniacal serial killer, unlike any the world has ever seen.

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