"ID has become the premier destination for consistent, high-quality, true-crime content, and we're excited to extend our storytelling with DATING GAME KILLER, our first scripted movie," said , Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America.
"Thinkfactory's creative vision and our stellar cast will bring to life the cat and mouse story of how Alcala evaded the justice system for years and, as such, this is a frightening but true cautionary tale of how we must increasingly be ever vigilant of the evil that lurks, today, in our society." "It's a real privilege to be working with the team at ID on their first scripted project," said , Founder and CEO of Thinkfactory Media and Executive Producer on the movie.
, a man with a near-genius IQ, whose charm and smooth talking ability landed him an appearance on the television show "The Dating Game" in 1978 – and, subsequently, a place in history as one of America's most prolific serial killers.
Chapter 1 Nineteen sixty-eight was one hell of a year.
But unbeknown to her, the show's producers and the millions of viewers tuned in at home, the smiling photographer had already murdered two women and would go on to rape and mutilate four more and a 12-year-old girl.‘I want to thank the family and friends of the two victims for their eloquent statements,’ Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bonnie Wittner told the courtroom, which was packed with friends and family of Crilley and Hover.‘This kind of case is the kind I've never experienced and hope to never again,’ Wittner said before turning away from her microphone and breaking into tears for a few seconds.
‘Sorry,’ the judge said as she gathered herself to continue.
Her lunch date's name, authorities later said, was an alias that Alcala used.
Alcala had been a suspect in Crilley's death for several years.