Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 by Chris Evangelista
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Series: John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise
Where You Can Stream It: Peacock
The Pitch: A docuseries focused on the crimes of John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer who murdered at least 33 young men and boys and buried most of them under his house.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: You probably know the name John Wayne Gacy, and you probably know that at some point, he dressed up as a clown. This immediately mutated into a story about how Gacy was a “killer clown,” carrying out his acts in full make-up like the real-life version of Pennywise from It. But that’s not what happened. The clown stuff was only incidental; the true story is a lot more horrifying, and tragic, and John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise does a great job covering it all.