"The Daily Grind of Murder"

Films: The Zodiac Killer (1971)

Alias: None

Type: Natural

Location: Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: The Zodiac Killer is pretty much a modern Jack the Ripper. A horrible person no one knows the identity of. Well, this film dares to delve into what an average month might be like for a serial killer.

History: The Zodiac Killer's idea of everyday life is simple: kill and kill again, and some Satanism to go with it. The only issues he has are would-be imposters, a postal day-job to blend in, people who make fun of him before getting killed in response, and the police always on his ass.

Notable Kills: See Final Fate.

Final Fate: In the end, the Zodiac Killer tries to talk to his institutionalized and abusive father, but is denied even a word. Enraged, the killer murders a patient by pushing his bed down a busy road leading to a flight of stairs, and spitefully tells the audience that he'll always be around. As the film says, this is not the end.

Powers/Abilities: None

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-Part of what makes the Zodiac Killer terrifying is how much of a normal guy he seems to be. A bit neurotic and weak at first glance, this man is actually remorseless and calculating. Even that supposedly tragic backstory of his won't bring tears.

Trivia: -The Zodiac Killer was a terror of California from 1968 to 1969 with 37 alleged kills. His calling card was taunting cryptograms located in his letters to the press, of which only one has been solved. To this day, no one knows his true identity.

-This film was made to further warn the public of this killer. How true it was, none can say.

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What is he? Evil with purpose. Evil with a plan. Evil so powerful, he made this film possible.
Disturbing? Depends. Effective? At the time, YES.
The horror isn't on the screen in 1971.