‘Killer Legends’ documentary kills viewer interest, offensive, boring

Reporter

“Killer Legends” is a documentary written and directed by Joshua Zeman.

In the film, Zeman and a researcher, Rachel Mills, seek the truth behind some of the most popular legends surrounding some of history’s most notorious and infamous murderers.

Zeman and Mills travel to four cities throughout the documentary. They visit the places where legends of killers have turned to reality. The legends include those of the Hook, Candy Man, the Killer of Babysitters and the Killer Clown.

The summary made it sound as if Zeman and Mills would go around collecting facts and pinpointing places and people, until they obtained hard evidence to present to the audience. This was not what happened at all.

Most of the time, Zeman and Mills are out and about around the towns in which the senseless killings occurred, supposedly trying to find evidence and witnesses of the crimes.

In the end, they mostly end up talking to people who have only heard of the killers and going to the sights in which the murders occurred. The latter of which does nothing to enrich the stories, and mostly just bores the viewers.

At one point during the documentary Zeman and Mills stand in front of an old tree and claim that it must be the one pictured next to a victim in an old photograph.

The most interesting part of the documentary occurs when they talk about John Wayne Gacy, the infamous Killer Clown. They spend a lot of time building up to it, only to end up with a maximum of 15 minutes talking about him.

When it seems they have no more material left to talk about, they then post random quotes on the screen and a man’s voice begins to tell viewers they themselves might have a serial killer inside of them.

The whole thing is completely ludicrous and cheesy. The documentary leaves viewers disappointed, put off and a bit offended … unless, of course, the viewer is a fan of cheesy filmmaking and lack of evidence.