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Old 01-15-2012, 10:20 PM
 
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Anyone out there enthused with "The Zodiac"? I always had heard little bits of info on him but didn't really know much about it until I saw the movie, which I thought was thrilling and a must see for "True Crimers"... For instance I never knew they had re-opened the case in the 90's {?} and were zeroing in on a suspect { who died before an arrest could be made }

Thought about reading the book by Robert Graysmith but never really got around to doing it.

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Old 01-15-2012, 11:23 PM
 
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Anyone out there enthused with "The Zodiac"? I always had heard little bits of info on him but didn't really know much about it until I saw the movie, which I thought was thrilling and a must see for "True Crimers"... For instance I never knew they had re-opened the case in the 90's {?} and were zeroing in on a suspect { who died before an arrest could be made }

Thought about reading the book by Robert Graysmith but never really got around to doing it.

Zodiac Killer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wasn't the movie based on the Graysmith book?

I haven't seen the movie yet but both Graysmith books is what got me involved in true crime.

The books are good. Pick 'em up.
 
Old 01-16-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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Wasn't the movie based on the Graysmith book?

I haven't seen the movie yet but both Graysmith books is what got me involved in true crime.

The books are good. Pick 'em up.
The movie was indeed based on the book. A chilling, never resolved case.

The "Phantom Killer" case in Texarkana in the 40's was also scary. The film "The Town that dreaded sundown" with Dawn Wells was a good adaption of this.

The Al Kite Killer took the cake though. Makes one never want to open the door again!
 
Old 01-16-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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The movie was a farce and Robert Graysmith is full of crap.

Arthur Leigh Allen was not the Zodiac killer.
 
Old 01-16-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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The movie was a farce and Robert Graysmith is full of crap.

Arthur Leigh Allen was not the Zodiac killer.
Are you going to tell us why you say this? What led you to this conclusion?
 
Old 01-16-2012, 11:57 AM
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I saw it on IFC. Pretty good acting. I don't think they really know yet who's responsible. With all of the murders, wasn't there any evidence left behind any of them that could have been tied to someone? And, with all of those letters, too--nothing to tie anyone to them.
 
Old 01-16-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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I saw it on IFC. Pretty good acting. I don't think they really know yet who's responsible. With all of the murders, wasn't there any evidence left behind any of them that could have been tied to someone? And, with all of those letters, too--nothing to tie anyone to them.
If everything portrayed in the movie was accurate, I think they got it right with Arthur Lee Allen.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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I saw the movie, I still think it's very intriguing.. I need to check the book out!
why do you think Allen was not the one, thefix?
 
Old 01-17-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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Anyone out there enthused with "The Zodiac"? I always had heard little bits of info on him but didn't really know much about it until I saw the movie, which I thought was thrilling and a must see for "True Crimers"... For instance I never knew they had re-opened the case in the 90's {?} and were zeroing in on a suspect { who died before an arrest could be made }

Thought about reading the book by Robert Graysmith but never really got around to doing it.

Zodiac Killer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The book is excellent. Still not sure if Allan was 100%, but its fun to try and decipher. There is a Zodiac forum online, I will try to find.

Murders like this are like "the black dalia" alot of suspects but many confusing leads.

Thanks OP. much more interesting cases out there.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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I know there's an online group for Jack the Ripper but is there one for the zodiac? I'll have to google ....
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