Today's Wikipedia I will be discussing the Zodiac killer. I got drawn to this character for a few reasons. One, I live in the Bay Area which is where the attacks took place. And two, my mom and dad were alive and around when he was an active serial killer. Not like their lives were in any danger, but they saw the reports and everything. I've seen the movie a few times on DVD which is how I initially came across him. Me (along with a few of my friends) got kind of facsinated by him. Not that we wanted to be monsters like him, but we went online and did a lot of research on him to find out more of the story.
The movie, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo, came out in 2007, but it didn't really get that much attention. I recommend this movie to anyone because it's filled with suspense, drama, a great cast and great acting. As far as violence goes, it does have some, but not a lot compared to most serial killer movies, because it's telling the story of him, not the people he murdered. I won't spoil it for you if you don't know what happens, but basically it's a real life story about a man that was known only as the Zodiac killer. He sent cryptic messages to newspapers all around the Bay Area, talking about how he killed so-and-so and that he will never be caught. There's more to it, obviously, but thats the premise.
It's some pretty interesting stuff, so check it out if you're looking to read up on a tantalizing story.