Dating game charmer killer
In 1971, he obtained a counseling job at a New Hampshire arts camp for children using a slightly different alias, "John Burger".
a few months later, two children attending the arts camp noticed his photo on an FBI poster at the post office. By then, Tali Shapiro's parents had relocated their entire family to Mexico and refused to allow her to testify at Alcala's trial.
"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.
"They have collaborated with us to gather a top-tier director and cast; allowing us to bring a real depth and sophistication to these characters and this story.
While the precise victim count remains unknown, Alcala is suspected to have killed as many as 130 women and children before he was finally captured in 1980.
Through parallel storylines, DATING GAME KILLER charts Alcala's reign of terror alongside the gut-wrenching journey of , Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America.
Production is currently underway for ID's first ever true-crime movie, set to premiere in early 2017 on America's leading mystery and suspense television network.This is the same year that he kidnapped, raped, beat and tried to kill his first known victim.Tali Shapiro was an 8-year-old on her way to school when she was lured into Alcala's car, an act that did not go unnoticed by a nearby motorist who followed the two and contacted police.While the exact victim count remains unknown, Alcala is suspected to have killed as many as 130 women and children before he was finally captured in 1980.Through parallel storylines, the movie also follows Carrie Preston () will direct a script written by Leslie Greif and Darrell Fetty.